Powered by Data works with non-profits, funders and governments to help them better use, share and learn from data.

What we do

Data Strategies

We advise non-profits, associations, funders and government agencies on how they can use data to accomplish their goals.

Research & Policy

We advocate for open data and policies that increase the non-profit sector's capacity to use information effectively.

Data Philanthropy

We help grantmakers open up data so they can create new flows of knowledge within the social sector.


Who we work with


Some of our work


Helping Canada’s largest grantmaker develop an open data strategy to increase its impact

We helped the Ontario Trillium Foundation become the first funder in Canada to release open data. The process involved inventorying the OTF's data assets, identifying the opportunities they offered and crafting an open data policy.

Helping Canadian Heritage consult with their stakeholders to develop their Open Data plan

We worked with Canadian Heritage to facilitate a consultation with their stakeholders about their Open Data. That meant conducting a needs assessment, selecting stakeholders, doing outreach, and delivering a consultation in-person and by phone.

Helping Canada’s leading funder associations use existing open data to increase collaboration

We worked with the Circle, Philanthropic Foundations Canada and the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers Network to discover new opportunities in existing data. That involved campaigning for the release of the data, and then helping the associations derive insights from the data to improve their operations.

Developing a shared vision for the possibilities of digital data use in the social sector.

In partnership with the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Stanford Digital Civil Society Lab, we organized Transform the Sector 2017, a one-day conference about leveraging new tools, models, and methods to build a data-enabled social sector.