Friday lunchtime lecture: Measuring the entire charity sector

Friday 30 June 2017, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4JE

Friday lunchtime lectures are for everyone and are free to attend. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.

Charity: Water

Image: Charity: Water building wells to provide clean drinking water to the Tigray region of Northern Ethiopia. Image taken by Sacca (CC BY 2.0)

Charities exist make some sort of change in the world. Do they ever quantify that change? To a certain extent yes, and their propensity to do so has been growing in recent years, as the movement to assess impact has been taking hold.

Until now some people have been looking at and analysing certain pockets of that data, but nobody has taken impact data for the whole sector and put it in one structured place. In this talk, CEO and Co-founder of SoGive, Sanjay Joshi, will talk about the challenges of creating a suitable data structure for something that is intrinsically hard to quantify, how to create a social enterprise and a business from a dataset, and how this data could help individual charity donors make more of an impact.

About the speaker

Sanjay Joshi is CEO and Co-Founder of SoGive, a tool that enables charities to measure their impact on the world. He has been active in the charity sector for the last 15 years, having been on the board of around half a dozen charities, provided consultancy services for a few weeks at a time for around half a dozen charities across the globe, and has been involved in around half a dozen groups to encourage philanthropy. He has previously worked in a niche strategy consultancy and for a major credit ratings agency, among other financial roles.

Live stream

Watch a live stream here from 1pm on Friday 30 June.