Intro to 360giving - BOND Transparency working group

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Intro to 360giving - BOND Transparency working group

  1. 1. "We think that the foundation should have glass pockets." Russell Leffingwell, Chair, Carnegie Corporation, 1952
  2. 2. Where it all began…
  3. 3. We can map who can receive grants (with some effort) But not who is already supporting these organisations and for what Leads to a long slow process of experiment and discovery Increases barriers to effective, strategic philanthropy
  4. 4. How can we help philanthropists in general in recognition of this (unexpected) award
  5. 5. Transparency for Nairobi, but not Norwich….
  6. 6. We all publish annual reports……
  7. 7. That usually describe our grants…
  8. 8. But finding out what grants we make is a manual, labour intensive and inexact process
  9. 9. We spend a lot of time in donor collectives just working out what each other is doing now and in the past
  10. 10. To get a picture of grant making across a sector, theme, place, country etc. is a huge task
  11. 11. …and grant makers, grantees and analysts can quickly and cheaply build a picture of what’s going on.
  12. 12. We want to make this sort of thing cheaper and easier to deliver
  13. 13. 360Giving is an initiative by a consortium of grant makers to encourage UK domestic grant makers to publish their data
  14. 14. It’s happening….
  15. 15. Our ambition is that within 5 reporting years 80% of grants made by UK charities, foundations & other grant makers are reported as open data to agreed standards: • Creating a clear information landscape for grant-makers in the UK showing who has funded what, with how much and for what • Building transparency for the public, taxpayers and authorities • Leading to improved effectiveness in grant making and greater scope for informed strategic philanthropy What do we want?
  16. 16. Steps in building 360giving (hyperlinks) • Develop a data standard • Test it with some data • Get some data for testing • Do something with the standardised data • Talk with some academic analysts • Bring more partners on board
  17. 17. Things we don’t yet have (July 2014): • Registry • Non-360 products i.e. things other people have built using 360 data • Fully worked through all the issues • A .org to run it • Highly granular data – it’s early days yet Things we don’t want • A paid for library model • Regulatory backing • Explicit government backing

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