What we're about

Are you interested in data and charities?

SoGive is building the only comprehensive database of charity impact, taking data from the public domain and amalgamating it. This will help donors to take a data-driven approach to making charitable donation decisions.

We hold events on the first and third Saturday of the month where people get together and gather/analyse charity data together.

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE EVENT?
The session will start with a run-through of the charity analysis approach used by SoGive, given by Sanjay. We will then go ahead and analyse several charities. WHY WOULD I WANT TO ATTEND?
This will be a great opportunity for people who want any of the following:
*** to get to know more about the assessment of charity impact
*** to know more about what's happening in the charity sector
*** to contribute to an exciting project that may influence a huge number of people with their charitable giving
*** anyone who is planning to move into the charity sector/apply for a job there would find this would gain a real edge from this training

SOME PRACTICALITIES
- Please bring a laptop (or other device that you can work from)
- Arriving late or leaving early are absolutely fine (but if you can arrive on time that would be good if it's your first time, since there will be an intro at the start)
- SoGive will cover the costs of teas or coffees bought at the venue (relevant for events held in a cafe)

If you need to get in touch (e.g. for help with finding the venue) you can call me on 07962 817097

MORE QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE
-- What skills do I need?
Ability to read, understand, and interpret information about charities. No need to be able to code, although familiarity with spreadsheets is useful

-- Will I do very in depth charity analysis?
SoGive aims to be broad and cover lots of charities, rather than go into things in depth.

-- Do I have to attend in person?
This is easiest to do if you're London-based and can come to the venue, although we have accommodated people participating remotely as well. Best to say something in advance if you want to do this.

Upcoming events (5)

Charity analysis do-a-thon -- CANCELLED

Benugo near Aldgate East

EDIT: This event has been cancelled because of COVID-19. We have not yet not decided if or how these events will be restarted. WHAT HAPPENS AT THE EVENT? The session will start with a run-through of the charity analysis approach used by SoGive, given by Sanjay. We will then go ahead and analyse several charities. WHY WOULD I WANT TO ATTEND? This will be a great opportunity for people who want any of the following: *** to get to know more about the assessment of charity impact *** to know more about what's happening in the charity sector *** to contribute to an exciting project that may support many people with their charitable giving *** anyone who is planning to move into the charity sector/apply for a job there would find this would gain a real edge from what they may learn by contributing to this project SOME PRACTICALITIES - Please bring a laptop (or other device that you can work from) - Arriving late or leaving early are OK (but if you can arrive on time that would be good if it's your first time, since there will be an intro at the start). If you're going to do this, please say something before the event or at the start so that we can plan accordingly - SoGive will cover the costs of teas or coffees bought at the venue (relevant for events held in a cafe) If you need to get in touch (e.g. for help with finding the venue) you can call me on[masked] WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT THE EVENT The normal format is as follows: (1) Intro: Find out about the SoGive approach to thinking about charities -- involves a fun game! (2) The data-seeking bit: In order to analyse the data we first have to find it! You will be guided on where to look. (3) The analytical bit: we all go round the group and talk about the charities we were looking at. Using the SoGive two-question method, we are using the data we have found and analysing it to come up with a rating, where possible. MORE QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE -- What skills do I need? Ability to read, understand, and interpret information about charities. No need to be able to code. Just to be clear, if you're expecting a fancy data analysis session using R/Python/whatever, this isn't what we'll be doing. This session is more accessible than that. -- Will I do very in-depth charity analysis? SoGive does (roughly) two levels of analysis: a shallow level of analysis and SoGive does also do in-depth analysis of charities, however this does not follow a standardised routine, and won't be covered in these events. -- Do I have to attend in person? EDIT: nobody is attending in person now -- this is all happening online! Here is the old answer to the question: This is easiest to do if you're London-based and can come to the venue, although we have accommodated people participating remotely as well. Best to say something in advance if you want to do this. -- I want to practice R/Python/other programming language. Can I? No. No coding/programming will be required. -- Is the analysis very sophisticated? In the sense of using complex programming or other analytical techniques, no; the analytical techniques we apply are accessible to most people. -- I am a serious data scientist; should I attend? You are welcome to attend. Be aware that we don't focus on the more sophisticated analysis in these sessions; we focus instead on the shallow analysis, so you won't find that the analysis will stretch your analytical abilities. However people with a strong background in data analysis often find the sessions interesting because of the novel approach to thinking about charitable giving in a data-oriented way. -- Is this a training session? No. We are running this session so that you can help us build out our data and analysis on charities. Our aim is not to train you, although people do often end up learning

Charity analysis do-a-thon -- CANCELLED

Benugo near Aldgate East

EDIT: This event has been cancelled because of COVID-19. We have not yet not decided if or how these events will be restarted. WHAT HAPPENS AT THE EVENT? The session will start with a run-through of the charity analysis approach used by SoGive, given by Sanjay. We will then go ahead and analyse several charities. WHY WOULD I WANT TO ATTEND? This will be a great opportunity for people who want any of the following: *** to get to know more about the assessment of charity impact *** to know more about what's happening in the charity sector *** to contribute to an exciting project that may support many people with their charitable giving *** anyone who is planning to move into the charity sector/apply for a job there would find this would gain a real edge from what they may learn by contributing to this project SOME PRACTICALITIES - Please bring a laptop (or other device that you can work from) - Arriving late or leaving early are OK (but if you can arrive on time that would be good if it's your first time, since there will be an intro at the start). If you're going to do this, please say something before the event or at the start so that we can plan accordingly - SoGive will cover the costs of teas or coffees bought at the venue (relevant for events held in a cafe) If you need to get in touch (e.g. for help with finding the venue) you can call me on[masked] WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT THE EVENT The normal format is as follows: (1) Intro: Find out about the SoGive approach to thinking about charities -- involves a fun game! (2) The data-seeking bit: In order to analyse the data we first have to find it! You will be guided on where to look. (3) The analytical bit: we all go round the group and talk about the charities we were looking at. Using the SoGive two-question method, we are using the data we have found and analysing it to come up with a rating, where possible. MORE QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE -- What skills do I need? Ability to read, understand, and interpret information about charities. No need to be able to code. Just to be clear, if you're expecting a fancy data analysis session using R/Python/whatever, this isn't what we'll be doing. This session is more accessible than that. -- Will I do very in-depth charity analysis? SoGive does (roughly) two levels of analysis: a shallow level of analysis and SoGive does also do in-depth analysis of charities, however this does not follow a standardised routine, and won't be covered in these events. -- Do I have to attend in person? EDIT: nobody is attending in person now -- this is all happening online! Here is the old answer to the question: This is easiest to do if you're London-based and can come to the venue, although we have accommodated people participating remotely as well. Best to say something in advance if you want to do this. -- I want to practice R/Python/other programming language. Can I? No. No coding/programming will be required. -- Is the analysis very sophisticated? In the sense of using complex programming or other analytical techniques, no; the analytical techniques we apply are accessible to most people. -- I am a serious data scientist; should I attend? You are welcome to attend. Be aware that we don't focus on the more sophisticated analysis in these sessions; we focus instead on the shallow analysis, so you won't find that the analysis will stretch your analytical abilities. However people with a strong background in data analysis often find the sessions interesting because of the novel approach to thinking about charitable giving in a data-oriented way. -- Is this a training session? No. We are running this session so that you can help us build out our data and analysis on charities. Our aim is not to train you, although people do often end up learning.

Charity analysis do-a-thon -- CANCELLED

Benugo near Aldgate East

EDIT: This event has been cancelled because of COVID-19. We have not yet not decided if or how these events will be restarted. WHAT HAPPENS AT THE EVENT? The session will start with a run-through of the charity analysis approach used by SoGive, given by Sanjay. We will then go ahead and analyse several charities. WHY WOULD I WANT TO ATTEND? This will be a great opportunity for people who want any of the following: *** to get to know more about the assessment of charity impact *** to know more about what's happening in the charity sector *** to contribute to an exciting project that may support many people with their charitable giving *** anyone who is planning to move into the charity sector/apply for a job there would find this would gain a real edge from what they may learn by contributing to this project SOME PRACTICALITIES - Please bring a laptop (or other device that you can work from) - Arriving late or leaving early are OK (but if you can arrive on time that would be good if it's your first time, since there will be an intro at the start). If you're going to do this, please say something before the event or at the start so that we can plan accordingly - SoGive will cover the costs of teas or coffees bought at the venue (relevant for events held in a cafe) If you need to get in touch (e.g. for help with finding the venue) you can call me on[masked] WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT THE EVENT The normal format is as follows: (1) Intro: Find out about the SoGive approach to thinking about charities -- involves a fun game! (2) The data-seeking bit: In order to analyse the data we first have to find it! You will be guided on where to look. (3) The analytical bit: we all go round the group and talk about the charities we were looking at. Using the SoGive two-question method, we are using the data we have found and analysing it to come up with a rating, where possible. MORE QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE -- What skills do I need? Ability to read, understand, and interpret information about charities. No need to be able to code. Just to be clear, if you're expecting a fancy data analysis session using R/Python/whatever, this isn't what we'll be doing. This session is more accessible than that. -- Will I do very in-depth charity analysis? SoGive does (roughly) two levels of analysis: a shallow level of analysis and SoGive does also do in-depth analysis of charities, however this does not follow a standardised routine, and won't be covered in these events. -- Do I have to attend in person? EDIT: nobody is attending in person now -- this is all happening online! Here is the old answer to the question: This is easiest to do if you're London-based and can come to the venue, although we have accommodated people participating remotely as well. Best to say something in advance if you want to do this. -- I want to practice R/Python/other programming language. Can I? No. No coding/programming will be required. -- Is the analysis very sophisticated? In the sense of using complex programming or other analytical techniques, no; the analytical techniques we apply are accessible to most people. -- I am a serious data scientist; should I attend? You are welcome to attend. Be aware that we don't focus on the more sophisticated analysis in these sessions; we focus instead on the shallow analysis, so you won't find that the analysis will stretch your analytical abilities. However people with a strong background in data analysis often find the sessions interesting because of the novel approach to thinking about charitable giving in a data-oriented way. -- Is this a training session? No. We are running this session so that you can help us build out our data and analysis on charities. Our aim is not to train you, although people do often end up learning

Charity analysis do-a-thon -- CANCELLED

Benugo near Aldgate East

EDIT: This event has been cancelled because of COVID-19. We have not yet not decided if or how these events will be restarted. WHAT HAPPENS AT THE EVENT? The session will start with a run-through of the charity analysis approach used by SoGive, given by Sanjay. We will then go ahead and analyse several charities. WHY WOULD I WANT TO ATTEND? This will be a great opportunity for people who want any of the following: *** to get to know more about the assessment of charity impact *** to know more about what's happening in the charity sector *** to contribute to an exciting project that may support many people with their charitable giving *** anyone who is planning to move into the charity sector/apply for a job there would find this would gain a real edge from what they may learn by contributing to this project SOME PRACTICALITIES - Please bring a laptop (or other device that you can work from) - Arriving late or leaving early are OK (but if you can arrive on time that would be good if it's your first time, since there will be an intro at the start). If you're going to do this, please say something before the event or at the start so that we can plan accordingly - SoGive will cover the costs of teas or coffees bought at the venue (relevant for events held in a cafe) If you need to get in touch (e.g. for help with finding the venue) you can call me on[masked] WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT THE EVENT The normal format is as follows: (1) Intro: Find out about the SoGive approach to thinking about charities -- involves a fun game! (2) The data-seeking bit: In order to analyse the data we first have to find it! You will be guided on where to look. (3) The analytical bit: we all go round the group and talk about the charities we were looking at. Using the SoGive two-question method, we are using the data we have found and analysing it to come up with a rating, where possible. MORE QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE -- What skills do I need? Ability to read, understand, and interpret information about charities. No need to be able to code. Just to be clear, if you're expecting a fancy data analysis session using R/Python/whatever, this isn't what we'll be doing. This session is more accessible than that. -- Will I do very in-depth charity analysis? SoGive does (roughly) two levels of analysis: a shallow level of analysis and SoGive does also do in-depth analysis of charities, however this does not follow a standardised routine, and won't be covered in these events. -- Do I have to attend in person? EDIT: nobody is attending in person now -- this is all happening online! Here is the old answer to the question: This is easiest to do if you're London-based and can come to the venue, although we have accommodated people participating remotely as well. Best to say something in advance if you want to do this. -- I want to practice R/Python/other programming language. Can I? No. No coding/programming will be required. -- Is the analysis very sophisticated? In the sense of using complex programming or other analytical techniques, no; the analytical techniques we apply are accessible to most people. -- I am a serious data scientist; should I attend? You are welcome to attend. Be aware that we don't focus on the more sophisticated analysis in these sessions; we focus instead on the shallow analysis, so you won't find that the analysis will stretch your analytical abilities. However people with a strong background in data analysis often find the sessions interesting because of the novel approach to thinking about charitable giving in a data-oriented way. -- Is this a training session? No. We are running this session so that you can help us build out our data and analysis on charities. Our aim is not to train you, although people do often end up learning.

Past events (77)

Charity analysis do-a-thon -- CANCELLED

Benugo near Aldgate East

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