#GivingTuesday DataDive Findings Report
July 25, 2017

If philanthropic giving helps fuel social change, how can we increase it? This was one of many questions we dove into alongside the 92nd Street Y, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and over 100 data science volunteers at a New York DataDive held at Facebook this past March.

Check out the findings in our recently released report >

Launched in 2012 as a reaction to Black Friday - a day in the U.S. of intense shopping and spending after Thanksgiving - #GivingTuesday is a global movement that reaches millions of people in nearly 100 countries worldwide. While #GivingTuesday’s reach has grown significantly over the past five years, philanthropic giving in the U.S. still has not risen relative to GDP. If the philanthropic community could increase it by even 1%, the impact would be massive.

Very fitting for a weekend focused on philanthropic giving, data philanthropy - the donation of private datasets - fueled the analyses. Four volunteer teams dug into datasets brought together for the first time from an unprecedented data collaboration of 36 corporate and nonprofit data providers.

The findings outlined in this report show the impact that machine learning and predictive technology can have in boosting the nonprofit sector. Learn more in this blog from the 92nd Street Y and download the report for the full story.

Join Us In Seattle for Our Next DataDive

But wait, there’s more! We’re thrilled to be hosting another DataDive to delve further into #GivingTuesday and philanthropic giving. This time we’re heading west to Seattle, August 4-6. We are looking for data pros of all backgrounds to roll up their sleeves and work side by side with experts from #GivingTuesday, USA for UNHCR and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to explore these questions and find ways to further fuel social change.

Join us at the next DataDive >

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