Friday lunchtime lecture: Transforming charitable giving with open data

Friday 24 March 2017, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

Open Data Institute, London

Friday lunchtime lectures at the Open Data Institute. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.

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It’s not currently possible to find a complete dataset on all charitable grants in the UK. 360Giving exists to change this. Its vision is that UK grantmaking is more informed, effective and strategic.

360Giving supports organisations to publish their grants data in an open, standardised way and helps people to understand and use the data in order to support decision-making and learning across the charitable giving sector. They’ve developed an open data standard as part of their work – the 360Giving Standard – and already some of the largest UK grantmakers are using it to share information about thousands of grants worth billions of pounds.

360Giving is also supporting the development of tools and platforms that allow easy access and use of the data, including Beehive Giving and GrantNav. As the dataset grows, they’re starting to test its usefulness via a series of data use pilots, starting in Manchester.

This lunchtime lecture will focus on 360’s progress so far, including challenges and lessons learned. The 360Giving team is also interested to hear from ODI staff about implementing behaviour change within organisations based on better access to information and open data.

About the speakers

Rachel Rank is Chief Executive of 360Giving. She was formerly Deputy Director of Publish What You Fund, where she led its research and monitoring work. She has written widely on transparency, good governance and accountability, and held positions with the Commonwealth Secretariat, the UK Department for International Development, DAI, Transparency International and the Overseas Development Institute.

Katherine Duerden leads 360Giving's outreach and engagement with grantmakers, supporting them to publish their grants data openly, and building partnerships to support more informed and strategic grantmaking. She was formerly Membership Relationship Manager for the Association of Charitable Foundations, where she was responsible for the recruitment and retention of foundations in membership, answering queries and overseeing the use and development of the CRM database. Katherine has previously held positions with the Eve Appeal, a cancer research fundraising charity and carers support organisation in Lambeth.

Live stream

Watch a live stream here from 1pm on Friday 17 March.