Dangers and opportunities in data revolution

New Philanthropy Capital ran its ‘State of the sector 2015: Where next for the data revolution?‘ session this week. In the run up, an NPC research manager reported on other recent ‘Data 4 Good’ events, covering big data as well as sharing and using open data http://www.thinknpc.org/blog/data-4-good/.

Pioneers Post gathers up some highlights from State of Sector in ‘Data is ‘dangerous’ warns ‘furious’ social change leader‘. Civil Society News majors on the dangers put forward by DSC’s chief executive. Also see our CharityBlog ‘Storify’ which includes a small selection of event tweets and link to NPC’s own round-up, https://storify.com/charityblog/getting-good-at-volsec-tweets. By the way, this happens to be our 500th Storify.

And a separate piece on funders and open data in Alliance magazine, ‘Time for open data!’, http://www.alliancemagazine.org/blog/time-for-open-data/, says that

Data, effectively captured and sensibly used, can transform the way funders and charities do business – they just need the courage to grab the chance.

The article gives some examples of what has happened so far and what funders could still do.