Want to see how leveraging data could revolutionize your organization’s work? Companies use statistical modeling and advanced algorithms to boost profits all the time and now social change organizations have the opportunity to do the same to boost their impact. Whether you are new to data science or are looking to refine your approach, we can help you use data to answer questions about your programs or the communities you serve, help you cut costs and improve efficiency, or predict future needs and better allocate resources. Apply to work with us and see how data science can help further your mission!
Start Your Data
Taking your first step? Come mix and mingle and get quick advice from experts on your data science questions.
Want to see data science in action? Participate in a high energy weekend event with dozens of volunteers to do initial data analysis, exploration and prototyping.
Ready to transform your organization using data science? Work with a team of data experts long-term on a carefully scoped data challenge to maximize your organization’s effectiveness.
Are you trying to address a sector-wide issue that you would like to solve alongside others? Work with a full-time team to develop cutting-edge data science solutions.
Meet Our Partner Organizations
Sid Das, Executive Director
As the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, Earth Hour is about people and their potential to change climate change. The insights we gained from the DataDive highlight the greater impact we can have by becoming a data-driven organization and ensuring we effectively engage our millions of supporters worldwide to make a lasting difference.
Kate Schrauth, Executive Director
This is the best experience I have ever had working with a group of expert volunteers. Our team’s clarity of purpose and diversity of expertise is exactly what we needed to uncover the hidden gems in our data to better serve our students.
Crisis Text Line
Bob Filbin, Chief Data Scientist
Thanks to our work with DataKind, we are now able to more quickly route repeat texters to the long-term care they need, saving our Crisis Counselors time to focus on crisis cases that need immediate response. By identifying repeat texters faster, in concert with our team rolling out products and policies that support repeat texters, we're able to scale our impact - potentially serving thousands more people in 2015 than before.
See if You're a Fit
Do you want to use cutting edge data techniques to maximize your impact? We work with organizations that:
- Are mission-driven - nonprofit, charity, social enterprise, foundation or government agency
- Have a clear Theory of Change and can link how their work leads to real-world impact
- Work in one of our key issue areas: education, poverty, health, human rights, the environment and cities
- Have digital data, unexplored data or want help finding new data
- Have leaders committed to using data to make decisions and learn hard truths, not just to report on past work
If that sounds like you, we'd love to talk!