Take the pledge!

We want more funders to share more of their funding data so that better funding decisions can be taken. An important first step is to publish this data in an open format.

What is the 360giving pledge?

We wanted to get as many organisations as possible signed up to taking the very first step of publishing data in an open format which is why we created the pledging campaign.  More data contributed means more valuable information for the sector, We want funders to pledge to share grant data online in open formats. Its as simple as that.

The pledging campaign will encourage more funders to share more of their funding data in open formats so that better decisions can be taken at a time when resources are scarce. An important first step is to publish this data in what is called an ‘open’ format. This means that computers can read and combine/compare data across many different sources to reveal new information.

How do I take the pledge?

Taking the pledge is easy! It is simply making a public commitment to publishing grants data in an open format (meaning that computers can use and combine this information automatically). You can customize the pledge to suit your own organisation. It is just the first step on a journey that could take you in many directions. If you wish to take the pledge, your name or organisation’s name will be displayed on the site, we will also give you access to events and support to get going. 

Step One
Define and gather the information you intend to publish
Identify who the data release will affect in your organisation and talk to them
Step Two
Check through the information to ‘clean’ the data in a spreadsheet before it is published
 Step Three
Put your data on your website in a .csv format

One Response to Take the pledge!

  1. Pingback: Open Data – what can it do for you? | The UKCF Blog

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