Alice Linell

Data and Evaluation Adviser

Alice has extensive experience in software design & implementation in both the corporate and in the charity sector. At the British Red Cross, as a Data Manager and an IT Business Partner, Alice led on large scale implementations across multiple service lines. Now at Superhighways she helps charities of all sizes revolutionise the way they collect, store and use data to improve their service delivery and demonstrate their impact, under the Datawise London programme.

15:05 - 16:35

Tuesday 11 May

Shaping a more data wise London

What's the first word that springs to mind when you think of data? 'Scary' or 'zzz' were responses when we started our data literacy programme for small charities and community organisations in London. Many organisations also told us they used their data for impact reporting. But what about using data to adapt or create new activities and services for local people that need them? How do you start to ask questions of the data you have? Or compare it with complex and seemingly impenetrable external data sources? Datawise London aims to give charities and community organisations the knowledge and skills they need to better use data to shape service-delivery and influence change. In this session you'll gain insights from the workshops, tools and techniques we've created or adapted to motivate small organisations to develop their data capability. Starting with our replicable entry-level interactive workshop, Data Essentials. You'll also hear from two local charities on their data development journeys and experiences of taking part in our 8-month cohort of community organisations seeking to better use data to shape their future.