Programme

From 10-12 May, the Festival programme is jam-packed with sessions to help you and your organisation make better use of data to transform your impact. Choose from panels, workshops, and discussions that include charity data journeys, data through a DEI lens and funder data use, take part in technical how-to sessions, and join spaces to network with other data folk in the social sector.

To navigate the programme, click the date to view the different days of the conference, and click the 'tag' circles to explore different themes e.g. Data and DEI. 

09:00 - 09:30

Networking

Join the networking area to meet other charity sector data folk.

09:30 - 10:30

Welcome

10:35 - 11:30

I am me: equalities data for everyone

Do you collect equalities data about your members, service users, beneficiaries, staff, or volunteers? It may be required by funders, through contracts, as part of recruitment processes, or to identify need or gaps in service provision. But how do we ensure that this isn't just a tick box exercise? How can we capture the identities of the real people we interact with? This session will challenge participants to think about why and how we collect equalities data. Through thought-provoking interactive exercises and game play, participants will consider the importance of self-identification and how to allow space for intersectional data to emerge. Delivered by facilitators working on equalities issues that truly aim at including everyone, this workshop helps 'I am me' to be captured as a reality, and avoids the sterility of tick boxes.

speaker-1

Christine Goodall

speaker-2

Bonnie Chiu

speaker-3

Data and DEI

speaker-4

Workshop

10:35 - 11:30

Analysing grant data to shape funder responses to crisis at London Funders

The London Community Response is a collaboration of 67 funders. By May 2021, they will have completed five waves of funding, from crisis response to renewal, and distributed around £55m to community organisations in London. London Funders used the data generated to interrogate who the funding is reaching, in particular, smaller, ‘led-by’ organisations. By working alongside funders and equity partners, we’ve developed tools to monitor this and interrogated the data together to understand how well we are achieving this. The collaboration and its partners have used the data to shape how the LCR is designed and delivered. We hope this will inspire change to wider funder approaches.

speaker-1

Geraldine Blake

speaker-2

Grace Perry

speaker-3

Data journey

speaker-4

Data and DEI

speaker-5

Grantmaking

speaker-6

Data analysis

10:35 - 11:30

Setting up a place-based data group: lessons learned and how you can try your own

How do I set up a local data for good use group? This session begins with three short presentations from local data for good groups across the UK (West Midlands Open Data Forum, Sheffield Data for Good, and current plans for the North East) to show how they went about setting up, the challenges they faced, and what has gone well. There will then be a structured, practical workshop for attendees to plan how they might set up something in their own area, who they might want to approach, and what they're going to do next to make it happen.

speaker-1

Tom French

speaker-2

Data community

speaker-3

Workshop

11:30 - 11:45

Morning break

Join the networking area to meet other charity sector data folk.

11:45 - 12:25

The data journey at Christians Against Poverty

Hear from Christians Against Poverty (CAP), who have been on some big journeys using internal data to make data-based decisions, improve operational efficiency, and inform their growth strategy. They've also had a good time using this data to get leadership on board, and seen some big changes as a result. They're now exploring designing a management information dashboards and, by the time of the event, they hope to share their initial learning about writing a data strategy.

speaker-1

Martin Cowles

speaker-2

Data journey

speaker-3

Data strategy

speaker-4

Presentation

11:45 - 12:25

How to use data to tell a good story

How does data translate into publicity and journalism? There are always good stories in data, and this session is about how to bring them out. Freelance journalist David Ainsworth will talk both about how you can use data to tell the story of your own charity, and how data can be used to change perceptions of the voluntary sector as a whole.

speaker-1

David Ainsworth

speaker-2

Communicating data

speaker-3

Presentation

11:45 - 12:25

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - A data driven journey from emh

Emh Group is a large social housing and care organisation based in the East Midlands of England with properties also in Yorkshire, the West Midlands and the South West, with 1,100 employees and circa 20,000 homes and commercial properties.  Diversity is one of their core values. In 2019 they agreed an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy to ensure equality, diversity and inclusion becomes part of the DNA of the business. One of their first steps was to understand the existing data they held on equality, diversity and inclusion, assess its quality and come up with a plan to improve it. They asked Data Orchard to help them with this work.

In this session we will share our process and learning from the data analysis project, and a year on, what happened and what’s changed at emh.  Data themes will include: merging internal datasets, exploring the external data landscape, changing culture and language (and categories) for equality and diversity characteristics, pay gap analysis and data literacy.

speaker-1

Kathryn Eyre

speaker-2

Sian Basker

speaker-3

Data and DEI

speaker-4

Data journey

speaker-5

Presentation

12:30 - 12:55

Using data for quality, performance and assurance at Change Grow Live

Change Grow Live talk about their work as the biggest drug and alcohol service provider in England. Using data to make a difference has helped the organisation grow from a tiny volunteer-led group to supporting over 100,000 people every year. Key to this is a data strategy that has transformed how the organisation uses data, having an impact on service users, those on the first line, and leaders. They moved from Excel-style reporting to use of a data visualisation tool which continues to form an essential part of organisation’s response to the challenges of Covid-19.

speaker-1

Jeff Crouch

speaker-2

Data journey

speaker-3

Data analysis

speaker-4

Presentation

speaker-5

Tools

12:30 - 12:55

How to use more data visualisation in your charity

Whether it was Covid-19 charts, or US election maps, in 2020 the public became more familiar than ever with data in visual form. But sadly, too few in the social sector use this mix of design and statistics effectively. This session will focus on how they should be using data visualisation to aid decision-making and communication, and how to do it well.

speaker-1

Oliver Carrington

speaker-2

How-to

speaker-3

Communicating data

speaker-4

Presentation

12:30 - 12:55

Using Data at Teach First

Teach First is a charity set up to address educational inequality. Teach First has been in operation for 19 years and over that time helped train and develop over 15,000 school teachers and leaders serving disadvantaged communities. In this session they will talk about Teach First’s journey of using data to inform both strategic and operational decision making. They will discuss our current approach including how they have used data in our shift to virtual delivery during the pandemic and future plans. They will also talk about some of the challenges faced (plenty!) and how they have overcome them.

speaker-1

Data journey

speaker-2

Data analysis

speaker-3

Presentation

12:55 - 13:35

Lunch

Join the networking area to meet other charity sector data folk.

13:35 - 14:35 & 14:45 - 15:45 & 15:55 - 16:55

Running a Virtual Data Expedition (3 Sessions)

What does a data process look like, and where do I begin? Join this Data Expedition, an intensive, action-learning workshop that teaches a way of working with data from ‘start to finish’: from identifying a question you have, to finding and using data to try to answer it, to telling a story with it. It will build confidence working with data, and help participants use data to better inform what they do.

speaker-1

Sam Milsom

speaker-2

Data community

speaker-3

Workshop

speaker-4

Train the trainer

14:40 - 15:20

From Paper to Power Suite – Taking off on a digital and data journey at London’s Air Ambulance

To use data, you need to collect data. For London’s Air Ambulance helipad daily operations, that meant moving from equipment and vehicle checklists on paper, to data-driven digital checklists built in Microsoft’s Power Apps. LAA’s move to Microsoft’s dataverse and ‘no-code’ tools is designed not only to save team time, but also to build data on checklist completions and issues – leading to reporting and insights to help patient care. In this workshop, LAA will discuss technical benefits and shortcomings of the Microsoft suite (especially for non-experts), and the sociotechnical issues and human factors involved in integrating the existing processes of specialist teams of clinicians, pilots, and fire crew with digital tools and data innovation.

speaker-1

Christine Henry

speaker-2

Data journey

speaker-3

Data analysis

speaker-4

Tools

speaker-5

Presentation

14:40 - 15:20

How to use the Arts & Culture Benchmark to inform your work

This workshop is for arts and culture organisations who want to compare and contrast their current business model to those of their peers in order to find new opportunities for income development and cost management. We will also look at how we could redefine financial 'success' in the future to more thoroughly encompass ideas of financial resilience, balance, and health.

speaker-1

David Johnson

speaker-2

Sarah Thelwall

speaker-3

How-to

speaker-4

Workshop

15:20 - 15:35

Afternoon break

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15:35 - 16:30

How to CRM

This is a practical session for people interested in a lightweight CRM. The Good Ship will share the CRM template they built in Airtable, and provide examples of other organisations who have used it, and how they’ve done so. Participants can then make a copy and start using the CRM for themselves. They can then work out a quick action plan of how they could adapt it for their organisations and how they would get others on board.

speaker-1

Tom Watson

speaker-2

How-to

speaker-3

Workshop

speaker-4

Tools

15:35 - 16:30

Decolonising data: principles for improving the ownership, diversity and accessibility of data

Gather will facilitate a panel discussion of experts from across the geospatial, international development, and open data discipline to discuss the challenges, failures, and pathways to success for decolonising data. This will include conversations around how to ensure equitable access, ownership, and use of data by local stakeholders and decision makers, and representative datasets that surface under-represented groups.

speaker-1

Raheema Abdirizaq

speaker-2

Data and DEI

speaker-3

Panel Discussion

15:35 - 16:30

Community mapping in Tanzania: a local solution towards SDG monitoring

Crowd2Map is a volunteer project that for five years has been mapping rural Tanzania into OpenStreetMap in order to support community development and better protect girls from FGM (female genital mutilation). Our Digital Champion network is now mapping access to water and health facilities at a village level. This workshop will outline the lessons learnt so far, share how they developed their methodology, and conclude with a practical mapping session.

speaker-1

Janet Chapman

speaker-2

Rhobi Samwelly

speaker-3

Workshop

16:35 - 17:20

Close

09:00 - 09:30

Networking

Join the networking area to meet other charity sector data folk.

09:30 - 10:30

Welcome

10:35 - 11:15

Undertaking a CRM transformation to improve data quality and insights at Teach First

Teach First is in the process of upgrading our CRM and undertaking a large scale business transformation, reviewing all processes, and most importantly data. As one of the first adopters of Salesforce, their data structure is not fit for purpose and limits the insights the organisation is able to generate. This session will cover Teach First’s experience in transforming its Salesforce, challenges faced and emerging lessons for any organisations in the process or about to undertake a similar transformation.

speaker-1

Data journey

speaker-2

Panel Discussion

speaker-3

Tools

10:35 - 11:15

Data Maturity, The State of The Sector

In 2019 Data Orchard launched the world’s first online data maturity assessment for the not-for-profit sector. With over 600 validated users from every size, shape, and type of organisation; the tool’s designers can now start to share what the data tells us about the state of the sector’s data maturity. This session will reflect on: the strengths and weaknesses of the sector in relation to the seven key themes: Uses, Data, Analysis, Leadership, Culture, Tools, and Skills; surprises and curiosities in the findings; how the not-for-profit sector compares with the public and private sector; the impact the tool has had for those organisations that have used it so far; and future development plans.

speaker-1

Sian Basker

speaker-2

Data about the sector

speaker-3

Data journey

speaker-4

Presentation

10:35 - 11:15

Reframing data - developing community custodianship for social change

This roundtable will be a forum for sharing community custodianship methods and examples. Data is mostly viewed as a resource that is collected, analysed, and acted upon by organisations and institutions. In community settings it is used to understand need, target resource, and measure success. Yet most find data intangible and exclusive, creating an environment of surveyors and those that are surveyed. Reframing our relationship with data so communities are integral to the process of data design, collection and analysis offers the chance to demystify and reveal data not only as a performative process, but one which through support can enable communities to become active participants rather than passive subjects.

speaker-1

Julian Tait

speaker-2

Data and DEI

speaker-3

Panel Discussion

10:35 - 11:15

How to use Google Colab notebooks for collaborative coding

How can Colab Notebooks help you get started with advanced data analysis? This session provides an introduction to what Colab Notebooks are, and how to import, manipulate, and analyse data, using a 360Giving dataset as an example. Colab Notebooks are a free, interactive programming environment provided by Google, and use the Python programming language. You don’t need to be an expert programmer to join the session, but some experience of Python or other programming languages is needed.

speaker-1

David Kane

speaker-2

How-to

speaker-3

Tools

speaker-4

Presentation

11:15 - 11:30

Morning break

Join the networking area to meet other charity sector data folk.

11:30 - 12:10

What is the value of local place-based giving?

The local, place-based giving movement is growing. London’s Giving works with place-based giving schemes across the Capital, and believe there is something unique about the value they bring to communities. They’ve looked at what data best demonstrates this value: over the past three years, schemes have raised nearly £10m, over £550,000 of in-kind income, and over £1m in volunteer time. But it can be harder to measure their contribution to 'place' beyond financial metrics, particularly the value of the trust and relationships they bring. They reflect on using data and metrics to measure and demonstrate value; talk about what’s worked and the obstacles with using data; and showcase examples from London’s Giving network.

speaker-1

Helen Mathie

speaker-2

Grantmaking

speaker-3

Presentation

12:15 - 12:40

Economic evaluation in the social sector: Is there value in putting a price on everything?

What is the difference between traditional measures of a charity’s impact and looking at it through an economic lens? When is it useful to do so? Is it right for your organisation? In this session Pro Bono Economics will talk you through their framework for measuring the economic impact of charities, and highlight some of the key things they have learned in 11 years of supporting social sector organisations to do it in practice. They’ll also provide some thoughts on how the approach could evolve in the years ahead.

speaker-1

Jon Franklin

speaker-2

Data about the sector

speaker-3

Data foundations

speaker-4

Presentation

12:15 - 12:40

British Red Cross on Open source: why it matters in the social sector

What is open source and why it is important in the social sector? Mike will demonstrate British Red Cross’s adoption of a suite of open source tools, which analyse and publish data in the public domain under open source licenses. He’ll show the benefits this brought to the charity, including helping to secure grants and receive analytical contributions - and to the broader community, such as improving access to data, insights, and resources. You'll take away pragmatic steps to adopt an open source model in an organisation while addressing common barriers such as personal data and security concerns.

speaker-1

Mike Page

speaker-2

Data journey

speaker-3

Data sharing

speaker-4

Presentation

12:15 - 12:40

How to use geospatial data

This session aims to inspire attendees to make use of their own, and externally held, geospatial data and equip them with the knowledge to do so. Based on a broad range of real life examples of nonprofit use of geospatial data that range in complexity, the type or format of data, tools used, and eventual visual output, attendees can follow along with each stage and leave the session inspired to map their own data.

speaker-1

James Bowles

speaker-2

How-to

speaker-3

Communicating data

speaker-4

Data analysis

speaker-5

Workshop

12:40 - 13:20

Lunch

Join the networking area to meet other charity sector data folk.

14:25 - 15:05

Using data at the Peabody Housing Association

Peabody’s Resident Wellbeing Project was set up in May 2020 in response to the Covid-19 outbreak and subsequent national lockdown. Peabody identified their most vulnerable residents and developed a plan to provide an immediate response to their needs during lockdown. The project has a series of deliverables which support Peabody residents in need. It began with a few very important pieces of data about each resident, and led to providing services via a well-architected and quickly designed data flow; locally based groups providing assistance with food; employment; advice regarding sources of help including government programmes; and even an app to facilitate a befriending programme.

speaker-1

Data journey

speaker-2

Presentation

13:20 - 14:50

How to do impact reporting for small organisations

Developing an impact report for the first time can feel like a daunting and time-consuming project, especially for a smaller organisation with limited comms capacity. With a bit of guidance and a useful template, this session will give small charities a jump-start by creating a bite-sized one or two-page impact report that can be easily updated and adapted to fit a website, social media, or funder report. They may even find this is all they need to get their message out to the public and key stakeholders!

speaker-1

Antonia Orr

speaker-2

Leah Selinger

speaker-3

Data foundations

speaker-4

Workshop

speaker-5

How-to

14:25 - 15:05

Positive Sparks - Deep Listening to Young People

Over the last eighteen months the Bytes Project and Social Nybble Labs have been co-designing a deep listening platform to better understand young people across the United Kingdom. To date through the MVP, they have listened to over 300 young people from a wide range of backgrounds such as homeless young people struggling with the impact of drugs and high levels of suicide to young people from the LGBTQ community living in rural areas and struggling with social isolation and stigmatization. The next stage is to build out the platform with NoCode and identify opportunities for using AI/ML to identify the hidden narratives and patterns that are not so obvious and create new innovative digital youth work practice. This session will give an overview of our work to date and explore opportunities for future collaboration and ultimately influence policy makers across Government.

speaker-1

Roger Warnock

speaker-2

Data and DEI

speaker-3

Presentation

15:05 - 15:20

Afternoon break

Join the networking area to meet other charity sector data folk.

15:05 - 16:35

Sharing learning from our Datawise London Cohort programme' and 'Data Essentials

This data essentials session is designed to inspire small charities to better collect and use their data, so they can shape services and influence change. Hear from groups that took part in the eight-month Datawise London cohort programme and their experiences and outcomes. Datawise will also share their session recipe, developed over a 12 month period, along with analysis of 'data hunches' for further exploration and data maturity evaluation.

speaker-1

Alice Linell

speaker-2

Kate White

speaker-3

Sorrel Parsons

15:20 - 16:15

Data Strategy

When you're faced with an ever-changing landscape, it's vital to have a clear vision of what your organisation needs to do for success. Data can contribute significantly to this – and the key to getting this right is a Data Strategy that gives a shared vision for everyone. It defines both short and long term goals, prioritises what's important to you, and helps demonstrate strong leadership and commitment to data management. Yet many organisations don't have one. Why is that? What's stopping them? It can feel really daunting when you’re not quite sure what it’s all about. In this talk, Effini share the principles of what a Data Strategy is, how it can help you, and small practical steps to take.

speaker-1

Jo Watts

speaker-2

Data strategy

speaker-3

Presentation

15:20 - 16:15

Building place-based data indices: How can we support places to use data to address the challenges they face?

This session asks ‘How can we support places to use data to address the challenges they face?’ Power to Change will chair the panel to Change with three speakers. The Centre for Thriving Places will present their Thriving Places Index, a framework measuring the local conditions for wellbeing, and whether those conditions are being delivered fairly and sustainably. The Social Economy Data Lab will present their work using credit and debit card transaction data to track the impact of Covid-19 on high streets. And Onward will present their work developing the Social Fabric Index, identifying not only the places which demand the greatest attention, but also the communities whose strength offers lessons.

speaker-1

Stephen Miller

speaker-2

Dr Lisa Muller

speaker-3

James Blagden

speaker-4

Kirsten Mulcahy

speaker-5

Data and DEI

speaker-6

Datasets

speaker-7

Panel Discussion

15:20 - 16:15

How to use GrantNav

Learn how to use GrantNav, 360Giving’s free search-engine for grants data, to answer your questions about grant giving in the UK. GrantNav, their flagship online tool, lets you explore, download and analyse data for £billions worth of UK grants - and it’s recently been improved and updated. In this session, 360Giving will explore and analyse UK grants data on GrantNav. You’ll leave the session understanding how GrantNav can help answer your questions and how to get the most from the new version. The session is for existing and completely new users to GrantNav, whether you’re a funder, researcher, charity fundraiser, or anyone wanting to explore UK grants data.

speaker-1

​Katherine Duerden

speaker-2

Grantmaking

speaker-3

Datasets

speaker-4

How-to

speaker-5

Workshop

16:20 - 17:05

Close

09:00 - 09:30

Networking

Join the networking area to meet other charity sector data folk.

09:30 - 10:30

Welcome

10:35 - 11:15

Why we need satellite accounts for the voluntary sector

This session will consider the case for the ONS producing a “third sector satellite account” - helping us get a better handle of the contribution of the sector to GDP.

speaker-1

Anoushka Kenley

speaker-2

Data about the sector

speaker-3

Presentation

10:35 - 11:15

Public sector resource allocation algorithms

While there is lots of ongoing work unpicking the algorithms that make decisions about individuals, there seems to be less about the algorithms that make decisions about resources we rely on such as funding for schools, or the number of beds in hospitals. The processes, algorithms, models, spreadsheets, and data that inform these resources can be inaccessible and opaque, containing errors and embedded policy assumptions. This workshop will start with an overview of a recent event on this topic organised by the Royal Statistical Society’s Data Ethics and Governance section. Participants will then debate how this topic affects the social sector, work that is already happening, and what additional activities could or should take place.

speaker-1

Peter Wells

speaker-2

Workshop

11:15 - 11:30

Morning break

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11:30 - 12:10

From novices to data-driven: Charity Digital’s journey

Charity Digital has been on a data journey this past year. Although the journey is still very much ongoing, they’ve matured from an organisation who rarely used data, to one that is now data-driven. They’ll take attendees through the stages of their data journey, and how each stage has helped to inform their data strategy. While they still have more to learn, they have lots to offer in their key takeaways and learnings so far!

speaker-1

Jonathan Chevallier

speaker-2

Data journey

speaker-3

Presentation

11:30 - 12:10

Count me in – the collection of diversity monitoring data and its use for action

The collection of data about individuals’ identity characteristics (such as gender, race, and social background) is a rapidly evolving area of work. For social change organisations, the design of diversity monitoring questions needs to align with reporting requirements, but also ensure that staff and service users can, as far as possible, describe themselves in ways that reflect how they identify. This session will encourage participants to think critically about the collection of diversity monitoring data, increase their knowledge of the topic, and boost their confidence to engage with diversity monitoring data in their own organisations.

speaker-1

Kevin Guyan

speaker-2

Data and DEI

speaker-3

Presentation

11:55 - 13:25

How to use - Tableau

Data is an increasingly important tool used to make evidence-based decisions, however, often one of the hardest things is turning a boring spreadsheet into something that will engage decision-makers and bring to life the story of the data. If you ever find yourself repeating the same sums in Excel or producing the same graphs over and over again for reports, then this workshop is for you! Using Tableau, we will explore ways to automate these processes, saving you a lot of time and resources in the long run. This workshop will cover an introduction to data visualisation & dashboards, how to connect to data sources, introduction to data manipulation techniques, build a simple interactive dashboard tracking key organisational metrics, how you can have easy updates of the reports if data updates or changes, how you can download the visuals for static reports (for example, in pdf form for a meeting) and good practices for dashboard design…and you don’t need to be able to code to do any of the above! Experience with spreadsheet data (e.g. using Excel) is beneficial for this workshop.

speaker-1

Aileen McDonald

speaker-2

How-to

speaker-3

Workshop

speaker-4

Tools

speaker-5

Communicating data

speaker-6

Data analysis

12:15 - 12:40

Combining data using GIS for behaviour change insights at Sustrans

This session will provide an overview of how the Hands Up Scotland Survey (HUSS) and other data sources such as accident data, the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation, and traffic data are analysed and combined in GIS to provide detailed insights into where and how to deploy behaviour change interventions. The HUSS data set on children in Scotland's travel-to-school habits has been collected by Sustrans for 12 years and is now an Official Statistic of the Scottish Government.

speaker-1

Cecilia Oram

speaker-2

Data journey

speaker-3

Data analysis

speaker-4

Presentation

12:15 - 12:40

How we used our data (both internally and externally, for good) during COVID at Citizens Advice

In this session, Citizens Advice discuss how they built a consolidated dashboard and set up regular data discussions to help their service tackle the COVID crisis internally. They’ll talk about what they learnt from this process, and from their work using social media influencing with their news and comms teams to help their external stakeholders and the government understand the ever-changing concerns of people during the pandemic.

speaker-1

Data journey

speaker-2

Data analysis

speaker-3

Communicating data

speaker-4

Presentation

12:40 - 13:20

Lunch

Join the networking area to meet other charity sector data folk.

12:40 - 13:20

Networking for grantmakers

Do you work in a grantmaking organisation, and want to use data to meet, connect with, and learn from others in the same boat? 360Giving supports a wide variety of funders to publish their grants data, and to use data to make more informed and effective decisions. They invite funders to share knowledge and lessons learned on common, data-related challenges. Attendees will leave the session better connected to individuals from other funding organisations, and with ideas to enhance how they work with data.

speaker-1

Dirk Slater

speaker-2

David Kane

speaker-3

​Katherine Duerden

speaker-4

Grantmaking

14:25 - 15:05

Data Journey at Working Families

speaker-1

Jane van Zyl

speaker-2

Data journey

speaker-3

Data analysis

speaker-4

Presentation

14:25 - 15:05

Impacts’ Evidence in Data - Minimum input to maximum output

This session will showcase presenting output data of charitable organisations for fundraising purposes. It will include a discussion / presentation around the project outcomes from a successful collaboration between Phil Riley, Inter Care, and Dr Camille Szmaragd, volunteer statistician who were connected through the Royal Statistical Society’s pro bono initiative, Statisticians for Society.

speaker-1

Phil Riley

speaker-2

Dr Camille Szmaragd Harrison

15:05 - 15:20

Afternoon break

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15:20 - 16:15

How to use Understanding Society data to examine how the pandemic is affecting and changing society

Harnessing large-scale data well is becoming more critical to the work and impact of organisations. Understanding Society offers unrivalled data collected across adults, children, and families on a wide range of issues from social cohesion, volunteering, and charitable giving to health, poverty, and work. This session will provide an overview of how to make the most of this resource, including use of data collected during the pandemic. It will explore potential uses through case studies, and drill into the data to profile the extent to which particular disadvantaged groups are represented in the study.

speaker-1

Catherine McDonald

speaker-2

Piotr Marzec

speaker-3

Raj Patel

speaker-4

How-to

speaker-5

Datasets

speaker-6

Presentation

15:20 - 16:15

Collecting better data about a place so that it feels more relevant to people that live there

Data collection about place is led by administrative organisations. But that often means it's collected for a named geography that people don't necessarily identify with. The data collected may not truly represent that area, and so create data-informed decisions that don’t feel relevant to people. This session will start a (structured) conversation to see if people have experiences or ideas for how data about places can be made more relevant to local people. For example, you might begin thinking about co-producing non-administrative, geographical boundaries that are meaningful for the people that live there, and considering what data sets could be best used for that place.

speaker-1

Tom French

speaker-2

Data and DEI

speaker-3

Workshop

15:20 - 16:15

Data For Communities - train the trainer session

For beginners, the world of data can be overwhelming, yet there is a wealth of information available to help people understand their communities and empower them to contribute to, or challenge, policies and decisions about where they live. Data For Communities is a spreadsheet-free workshop that is light, informal, and fun. It introduces people to what data is, and what it can and can’t do. Originally designed for local counsellors, it’s since been developed and delivered to journalists, charity workers, and community activists. This ‘train the trainer session’ will take you through the workshop, share its methodology, and give you some tools and tips to adapt the workshop for your own purpose.

speaker-1

Sam Milsom

speaker-2

Train the trainer

speaker-3

Presentation

15:25 - 16:55

How to use - Excel

Are you looking to increase your confidence in using Excel, and get quick insights from your data to answer organisational questions? This workshop will cover data layout, sorting, filtering and basic data manipulation. We’ll also look at basic formulas, making charts, and tips for designing your spreadsheets to make them easy to follow.

speaker-1

Aileen McDonald

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How-to

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Workshop

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Tools

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Communicating data

speaker-6

Data analysis

16:20 - 17:05

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