Big and Open data in Europe, Nonprofits use of open and big data, Social, Digital & Mobile data

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This week features a great report on the use of big and open data in Europe, as well as posts on how nonprofits can use data can increase social impact. There is also some useful statistics on the use of technology in countries around the world.
Data’s Value

Data’s Value

Big and Open data in Europe: a growth engine or a missed opportunity

This report was commissioned by demosEUROPA and written by the Warsaw Institute for Economic Studies (WISE). It examines the impact of ICT together with Big and Open data solutions in Europe and estimates the economic potential of Big and Open data in all 28 EU member states. It offers views on how North, South and East Europe may benefit differently.  It also discusses how the use of Big and Open data will impact European industrial, competitive and science policy and recommends policy amendments..


Big Data and the Nonprofit Sector

In this Aspen Institute report, Impact: Liberating Nonprofit Sector Data, Beth Novek and Daniel Goroff talk about the need to obtain better, more usable data on the nonprofit sector. They emphasize the value of the US nonprofit Form 990, in an open format.


Data Tips

January 2014 Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Measurement and Learning

In this post Beth Kanter refers to her call for nonprofit blog posts on measuring nonprofit’s marketing or communication strategies. She gives a roundup of some interesting submissions and features some case studies and tips related to Big Data and Nonprofit Performance Measurement.


Collected Voices: Data-Informed Nonprofits

NTEN’s 18 member Communities of Impact launched a pilot program last year which focused on learning more about the collection and use of data by the nonprofit sector. They have compiled a review of the key lessons and insights gained from expert discussions and resource sharing.


Data Stats

Social, Digital & Mobile Around The World

This We Are Social report Social, Digital & Mobile Around The World presents all the key statistics, data and behavioural indicators for social, digital and mobile channels in all countries and regions of the world. In-depth analyses for 24 of the world’s largest economies is also included. This is one of several reports in a series.