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Where to get data on charities in the UK

When the pandemic hit and the charity sector struggled to predict its impact, it highlighted the need for better data. But what data does exist? And how do you get it? This blog outlines some of the most important data sources for anyone with an interest in the UK charity sector.

8 May 2021|Charity data|

Charity data: Common issues with sector definitions

What is a charity? How big is small? What do charities do? Having worked 4+ years with charity data I know there are no easy answers. This blog explores some common issues with sector definitions in research projects and why they matter [...]

18 October 2020|Charity data, Research design|

How to better communicate research – learnings from a redesign project

When I started managing the UK Civil Society Almanac - an annual report on the charity sector - the project website and print publication felt outdated and incoherent while the content had almost become a copy and paste exercise. I was tasked with a redesign and this blog summarises what I learned. [...]

17 August 2020|Communication, Data visualisation, User research|

Where to get data on charities in the UK

8 May 2021|Charity data|

When the pandemic hit and the charity sector struggled to predict its impact, it highlighted the need for better data. But what data does exist? And how do you get it? This blog outlines some of the most important data sources for anyone with an interest in the UK charity sector.

Exploring QGIS for visualising maps

14 December 2020|Data visualisation|

I recently left my old job and my team gave me an amazing book with 100 maps of London. Feeling inspired, I wanted to explore some mapping tools for geospatial data. This blog shows some of my experiments using QGIS, an extensive open source desktop software. [...]

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