How can open data help your charity?

Open Charity
Open Charity
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How charities consume and publish open data, case studies, examples and discussion.


@Morchickit - Mor Rubinstein is the Data Labs and Learning manager at 360Giving, a charity that support grantmakers to publish information on who, where and what they fund in an open, standardised format we call the 360Giving Standard. Previously she worked at Open Knowledge International as a community coordinator for the Global Open Data Index. She is a board member of two Open Data organisations - The Public Knowledge Workshop in Israel and Open Data Kosovo. Lately, she is also coordinating some of the research efforts of The State of Open Data report, a publication that reviews 10 years of open data in a variety of themes, regions and stakeholders.

@NickJewell - Nick Jewell is a long time DataKind volunteer and professional data evangelist, will talk about what using open data looks like in the non-profit sector, from tackling money laundering through network statistics to scraping extractives industry contracts. Nick will share examples of how non-profits can use open data and reflect on what has and hasn't worked, sharing some of the critical success factors along the way.

@Simon_B_Johnson - Simon Johnson joined the British Red Cross over 6 years ago to help create a GIS team for the organisation. Since 2013 the team has been supporting IFRC in international disaster response. Throughout this time open data has been fundamental to enabling the team's work. Simon also works on the Humanitarian Data Exchange and sits on the Humanitarian Exchange Language working group.


If there's anything relevant to the subject you want to present to the group (3 minutes or less) please get in touch!


6.30 - 7.00pm - arrival with refreshments
7.00 - 7.30pm - speaker talks
7.30 - 8.45pm - facilitated discussion, lightning talks & networking