Earlier this month, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) launched their new Knowledge Centre. The Knowledge Centre will be an online platform for stakeholders in Ontario’s nonprofit sector to share knowledge and exchange ideas and resources.
We’re excited to share that Powered by Data will be co-hosting the Knowledge Centre’s online discussion on all things data in the philanthropic and nonprofit sector. We’ll be doing so alongside Ben McNamee, Director of Measurement, Evaluation, and Business Intelligence at the OTF.
We are committed to creating a welcoming space for anyone curious about the role of data in the social sector—you don’t need to be an expert to participate in the discussion. For those who are new to this topic, we’ve already written an Open Data 101 post, and provided an introduction to the Open Government Partnership. And in the coming weeks, we’re looking forward to diving into discussions about the utility of open grants data, talking about how administrative data could help evaluate outcomes of social programs, and exploring the power of data to support evidence-based policy. We’ll also look at best standards for data sharing, and discuss how we can bring an equity and inclusion lens to conversations around data in the social sector.
We’re hoping this can be a space for open dialogue, asking questions, and sharing ideas. We’re excited to be part of building this new online community and we’re looking forward to hearing from all of you.