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The Transform the Sector Reports have Launched 🚀

We’ve just published a set of reports based on the discussions at Transform the Sector 2017. These reports accompany the conference videos and were developed to increase the sector's capacity to collect, use, and share data. They include:

The Transform the Sector 2017 Series
Consists of four reports that explore the topics of data capacity, open data and funders, administrative data, and data ethics.


The Conference Report
Summarizes the key takeaways and themes of Transform the Sector 2017.

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The Reflections on Equity and Inclusion Series 
Consists of two reports that outline our work to ensure that typically excluded and/or marginalized perspectives were included in the conference. 


These reports have all been added to the new Transform the Sector Resources page alongside the Transform the Sector 2017 videos. You are definitely going to want to add these reports to your summer reading list. 

Giving beyond Tuesday: Online donation data sharing and collaboration

Do you wish your organization could access online donation data to better understand donor behaviour and drive your own online donations?

Woodrow Wilson, CEO & Founder of With Intent, is working on a project that is doing just that. Woodrow is a consultant with The Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact at 92Y, managing the #GivingTuesday Data Project supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Datakind.

Announcing the selection of Transform the Sector's Conference Fellows

Transform the Sector aims to convene a series of rich conversations that will help chart the course for the emergence of a data-informed social sector in Canada. To be successful, this event will need to assemble leaders from across diverse communities and disciplines.

This represents a challenge: generally speaking, participation in events of this kind is heavily skewed towards groups whose perspectives are already over-represented in public discourse. In partnership with the Carold Institute and Stanford’s Digital Civil Society Lab, we’re taking the following steps to include a broader range of voices in our conversations:

A chance to learn how to do good data

We recently had the chance to chat with Andrew about his work and the upcoming world tour:

Powered by Data (PBD): What kind of work are you doing now?

Andrew Means (AM): I'm focused on getting beyond.uptake off the ground. We are working on building some great data tools for organizations fighting poaching and human trafficking, and students trying to find colleges they'll likely get into and graduate from. We also just launched a Data Fellowship program that I am very excited about. Too often, data leaders in this sector don't get the mentoring, coaching, and professional development they deserve. We are hoping to change that.