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DataKind UK Recognized in this Year's Nominet Trust 100!
December 03, 2014

Today, Nominet Trust proudly announced that DataKind has been named among the 2014 Nominet Trust 100 (NT100) - a global list of 100 inspiring ventures from around the world - thanks to DataKind UK's work spearheading the Data-for-Good movement in the UK.

Projects featured on the list are using technology to tackle some of the world’s biggest social problems from education and human rights abuses to climate change and health.

Following a global call for nominations earlier this year DataKind UK was selected by an independent steering committee in recognition of it’s work in the UK where local data scientists donate their skills and time for social good. 

For example, one small UK charity, The Key, took part in a UK DataDive and discovered that two of the four stages in the model they had been using to work with youth for over two decades, produced similar results. The DataDive showed them what new data they needed to collect to restructure those stages to make their model more efficient and effective. In the year after the DataDive, the charity started to use their data to improve their work and demonstrate their impact to funders. The Key has since hired two part-time data analysts and become a data-driven organisation!

Annika Small, CEO of Nominet Trust, the UK’s leading tech for good funder, said: “There is a striking progression in the quality and maturity of this year’s NT100, indicative of a wider evolution in the ‘tech for social good’ sector as a whole.

“More people than ever before are using technology to solve problems that matter to them in bold new ways. This year’s NT100 list is populated by extraordinary people with inspirational stories to tell and it shows us that imagination, social conscience and technology make a potent mix to affect change.”

The final list was compiled by an illustrious steering group chaired by Annika Small and including General Partner of Google Ventures, Tom Hulme; angel investor and entrepreneur, Sherry Coutu; Chief Executive of Big Lottery Fund, Dawn Austwick; CEO of Big Society Capital, Nick O’Donohue; Director of Wayra Europe, Simon Devonshire; innovation expert, Charles Leadbeater; internet entrepreneur, Dickie Armour; Senior Fellow at the Stanford University Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society, Lucy Bernholz; and Deputy Editor of The FT Weekend Magazine, Alice Fishburn.

We're honored to be included on what is an amazing roster of innovative organizations using technology and data to change the world including DonorsChoose.org, Sunlight Foundation, Digital Humanitarian Network, and SumAll.org just to name a few.

To see the full list of NT100 projects, check out all the winners or follow the action @socialtechguide / #2014NT100.

 

About Nominet Trust

Nominet Trust is UK’s only dedicated Tech for Good funder. The Trust is committed to realising the potential of digital technology to address complex social challenges.

A UK registered charity, Nominet Trust brings together, invests in and supports people committed to using digital technology in imaginative ways to create social and economic value.

Nominet Trust has invested more than £20 million in hundreds of UK-based ventures since its inception, providing business support as well as financial investment, connecting ventures to prospective partners who can help increase their reach and impact.

Nominet Trust was founded in 2008 by Nominet, the not-for-profit organisation responsible for the smooth and secure running of the .uk internet infrastructure. Nominet has a strong public purpose and the Trust is one example of its commitment to creating a safer, accessible and diverse internet.

For more information, visit www.nominettrust.org.uk

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