Data-driven workplace for the not-for-profit sector
In order to create meaningful and sustained change, the hard-won knowledge and experience of not-for-profit organisations must be respected and harnessed.
Data science is the new currency that is powering social reform. New tools allow us to collect, distil, understand and act on data like never before, hastening the pace of change.
Our Community House will ensure the social sector can grasp the possibilities presented by these new tools, trialling and refining new methods for managing and learning from data, and disseminating the tools and lessons to the wider social sector to amplify its impact.
Dissemination of tools to the wider social sector through:
Regular data science meet-ups / workshops held in function spaces
Transfer of knowledge and lessons through Our Community and other communications channels.
Members have access to:
A social sector-specific data science lab (on-site team of data scientists)
Data science communication specialists
Connections with leading universities.
Visual Scroller - LGBTIQ+ funding in Australia
In partnership with LGBTIQ+ giving circle, The Channel, we conducted the first comprehensive snapshot of the flow of dollars from government, philanthropy and direct donations to Australia’s rainbow community, and presented the findings as an interactive, visual scroller.
Monthly Morning Meet
Designed for those who are already involved in data or machine learning, AI, analytics, or visualisation and have a desire to strengthen our society. Come with something to share, or simply pitch in to the chat and get to know like-minded folk.
Designed for social sector workers new to data science (but who may have experience with or responsibility for data), this series of tutorials will introduce fundamental concepts, explore exciting case studies and get you thinking about the potential within your own organisation.
Tutorials are priced at $48 (inc GST) per person. Attendees also receive a Day Pass, allowing them to use the coworking facilities at Our Community House before and after the tutorial session.
The What and Why of Data Science for Not-for-Profits, 27 May 2019, 1 - 2pm
Getting Started With Data Science, 22 July 2019, 1 - 2pm
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The Our Community House Data & Communications Lab is an initiative of the Our Community Innovation Lab, where we seed ideas to do old things better or new things first. For more information go to www.ourcommunity.com.au/innovationlab
The Our Community House Data & Communications Lab is supported by Equity Trustees, with thanks to the Ella & Mitchell Brazier Fund, Charles Lamond Forrest Estate, James Raymond Hartley Charitable Trust, Charles Frederick William Taylor Estate and Truby & Florence Williams Charitable Trust.