Our mission is to transform the impact of social change organisations through data science capacity building, for the benefit of the people of the UK and other parts of the world by:
Providing a safe space to test ideas
How we work
Responsible data use
We believe that the same algorithms and techniques that companies use to boost profits can be leveraged by mission-driven organisations to improve the world, from battling hunger to advocating for child well-being and more. However, most social change organisations don’t have the budget or staff to take full advantage of this data revolution and most data scientists don't realise just how valuable their skills can be.
Since we were founded in 2013, we have worked to understand the social sector’s needs and how we can harness the power of pro bono data scientists to support the sector. We have run DataDives and DataCorps projects with more than 80 charities, and are now, by far, the most experienced provider of charity data science support in the UK. We’ve been held up as an example of best practice by government ministers and were named as one of Fast Company's 10 most innovative nonprofits in 2017.
We are a registered UK charity and are part of the global DataKind network of six chapters. We are an independently-run charity, registered in England & Wales (No. 1154213) and a company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales (No. 08462148).