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Open Data : From audience to participant.

360Giving is a non-profit data collaborative. Read more on our about page. At 360Giving we help funding bodies and charities to publish and better understand the value of open data. Much of what we have been doing has therefore been … Continue reading

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GrantNav beta – powered by 360giving data

Using 360giving standardised data we have worked with developers Aptivate to produce a grant navigator – GrantNav – that allows searching, charting and mapping of UK grant data from a dozen or more major grant makers. 360giving is about helping … Continue reading

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Giving Trends – Top 300 Foundations 2014 report

Fascinating morning at the launch of the Association of Charitable Foundations and CASS Business School report on the Top 300 UK Foundations Giving Trends.  It’s an excellent piece of work, but we were struck how much richer and easier the … Continue reading

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BIG questions…

The splendid news last week that BIG lottery fund have released data on 112596 grants, awarded between 2004-2012, has been eagerly anticipated by a small but perfectly formed band of UK open grants data enthusiasts.  Having been the designated ‘data … Continue reading

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Meeting hosted by Indigo Trust on 20 June 2013

Indigo Trust hosted a meeting at its offices to discus open data, philanthropy, grant making and the principles underpinning this blog.  The minutes will be published in due course, the following attended: Simon Marshall Big Lottery Funding Cathy Pharoah Cass … Continue reading

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Opening up data around grant making – a demonstrator for Esmee Fairbairn

In 2010, Esmee Fairbairn a leading grant maker in the social justice area held a futures event.  One team took Esmee’s grant information from their website (where it was published in pdf documents) and turned it into a database.  By … Continue reading

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Five year ambition for open philanthropy in the UK

We believe that open-ness leads to better grant making.  In particular where one grant maker can see the grants made by others when deciding to fund say a topic area or a particular grantee.  You can see gaps and who … Continue reading

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