How to use the data you have to increase your impact: North East Together x DataKind UK

Tuesday, 12 July, 2022 - 11:00 to 12:00

About this event

Despite providing essential services such as ambulances, youth mentoring, and food banks, the social sector lags behind the private sector in how it uses and understands the wealth of information it holds.

DataKind UK works to bridge this gap by providing free analytical support to the social sector to help them improve their operations, understand their clients better, evaluate their services, and increase their impact, using their own information. Since launching in 2013, we have run low-to-no-cost insight projects with 105 organisations, and supported hundreds more with free advice.

Do you have questions about your service, beneficiaries, or programmes that you’d love to explore? DataKind UK’s CEO Giselle Cory will share how other organisations have used their existing resources and information to reach new insights such as who you are and aren’t reaching, where to target services, and what further information to collect from service users. You’ll also hear about some of the tools that you can use to frame your challenges, support your team to understand and embrace new approaches, and build responsible processes.

About DataKind UK

DataKind UK's mission is to transform the impact of social change organisations through data science capacity building, for the benefit of the people of the UK and other parts of the world by

  • Changing attitudes: Increase understanding of and trust in data science within the social sector, by showing what's possible and how data can be used responsibly
  • Providing a safe space to test ideas: Working with organisations to explore what might help them, and introducing them to new approaches and tools
  • Supporting staff: Making sure that data experts in the social sector have access to peer support networks, and working to ensure the number of data scientists in social change organisations continues to grow

About North East Together

Our collective mission here at North East Together is to create the conditions, and platform for, collaboration to become the norm in the north east and to nurture a healthier social change system. Together we can do this.

We believe that bringing people together to tackle social injustice will create positive change - in our communities, organisations and the social systems we live and work within. Our network offers mutual support, enables collaboration and inspires social leaders. We offer a series of dynamic network events; whole day events, self-organised collaborative working groups; pathways into coaching; and independent social change events. It’s for leaders from the voluntary, charity, social enterprise, education, public and private sectors. It’s for experienced, new and future leaders of organisations, work, and ideas.

North East Together is hosted by Yes We Can and is a collaboration between Yes We Can and Newcastle University Business School.

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