This week learn about some cool data tools and find out about “big little data”. The EC is also asking for feedback on their Public Sector Information Directive and a short but great interview about Millennials & Data is featured.
This week the call for data measurement in the social sector heightens with the proposition of a Social Progress Index and ways that NGOs can use data maps to increase effectiveness are explained. The need for open data from NGOs is reiterated, while the way philanthropy has promoted the global Open Government Partnership is explained. 5 trending big data technologies are also identified.
Six months ago, things were looking shaky for the Chicago group - declining attendance, comments about being unaware of our mission, a strategic planning meeting that went awry, and a snide comment that "the community doesn't want Net Tuesday" left me - as organizer - with a very shaky sense of confidence. So I did the one thing that many organizers might not think to do:
What do the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Wikimedia Foundation, Free Software Foundation, Creative Commons, Drupal Association, and Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research have in common? They all use CiviCRM to help further their missions.
In case you haven't heard of CiviCRM, it is the leading open source CRM for non profit organisations - providing integrated tools for constituent tracking, fund-raising, event registration, case management and e-newsletter (and has out of the box integration with Drupal, Joomla and WordPress).