Data knowledge and skills for society
At Digital Power, we’re aware of the many opportunities data has to offer. We enjoy working together with a diversity of clients to help them transition from data to action. But our ambition doesn’t end there. As the data partner, we want to make our data knowledge and skills accessible to everyone – including society and civil society organisations. That’s why, in 2021, we founded the Digital Power Datahub foundation.
Whilst Digital Power remains your data partner, our foundation strives to be your Datahub; a connector between civil society, for-profit organisations and the data industry. Digital Power invests in the Datahub foundation so that our data specialists can contribute their knowledge and skills to social projects.
What exactly do we do?
Our activities can be divided into two categories: data awareness and data for good.
If you ask us, data awareness is an elementary part of digital literacy. What does that mean? We believe that a fundamental understanding of what data is, what opportunities and risks it introduces and how you can (re)gain control over (your) data according to your own values belongs to that skillset. We do so by providing data awareness training to a diversity of audiences: from primary school students to senior citizens and non-profit organisations. That’s how we contribute to a data aware society.
Data for good
As a foundation, we offer the commercial services of Digital Power, free of charge for projects with a social purpose. By doing so, we ensure that our data knowledge and expertise is accessible to initiatives that contribute to the development of society. In other words: this is how data make data work for good!
The 1st anniversary of the Datahub
On the 4th of November 2022 we celebrated the first anniversary of the Datahub by organising an event for all of our colleagues: The Datahub Day. This way, we put the Datahub and all its great projects in the spotlight. There were meetups, presentations, workshops and delicious snacks throughout the day. Check the video below to get an impressions of this day!
A fully automated data import pipeline
Stichting Donateursbelangen aims to strengthen trust between donors and charities. They believe that that trust is based on collecting money honestly, openly, transparently and respectfully. At the same time effectively using the raised donation funds to make an impact. To further this goal, Stichting Donateursbelangen wants to share information about charities with donors through their own search engine.
Target group research for the new website
The organisation Doctors of the World offers medical assistance to people in a vulnerable position. They often do not know how to find their way in the Dutch healthcare system. Doctors of the World helps them with this. One of the channels to get informed about the work of Doctors of the World is the website, which will be redesigned.
One year of DataHub
The DataHub celebrates its first anniversary this week. Through the foundation, Digital Power is committed to promoting data literacy within society. How has the first year gone? Consultancy.nl interviewed Marieke about it.
Making impact measurable
The Designathon Works foundation organises Design Hackathons (Designathons) for children aged 8 to 12. The target? Teaching children from all over the world skills to become a 'changemaker'. They are challenged to design solutions for a better world, for example to combat climate change. From the Datahub, we helped Designathon Works fine-tune the impact measurements free of charge. We also made a first move towards automating data collection, analysis and visualisation.
The COVID-19 Violence Tracker
The outbreak of the corona pandemic in early 2020 has turned the world upside down. In addition to countless infections, hospitalisations and deaths, we also saw an outbreak of violence in many countries. Citizens took to the streets, sometimes violently, to protest against the measures taken, but domestic violence also increased in many places and fear and frustration played a role in racism.
Digital Power Datahub and Partos launch the Data Awareness series
On February 10, 2022, the Digital Power Datahub and the Partos Digital Lab together kicked off the Data Awareness series with the Intro to Data Awareness. This series of 6 training courses develops the Datahub especially for the members of Partos; non-profits in the development cooperation industry. The aim of the series is to make development cooperation specialists data-wise, so that they can make and measure more impact.
Data literacy for high school students
We can no longer ignore it: our society runs on and is about data. From small to large amounts of data, data about our purchasing behaviour, our health, our WhatsApp messages and our political preferences: data is used to make our lives easier, more fun and more predictable. Sounds good, right?
Digital Power launches its own charity for social impact
We set up our own foundation, through which we work for social impact on a pro bono basis. Consultancy.co.uk wrote an article about it.
The Digital Power Datahub, what exactly is it?
The Datahub: what exactly is it, which projects do we carry out and what do we want to achieve with it? Marloes interviewed Marieke, chair of the Datahub, about this in the podcast 'From data to action'! Listen to the podcast or read the article below.
Want to know more? Marieke is happy to tell you more about the Datahub
Marieke has a background in social and development policy and evaluating it, using (ethically sound) data.
Chair Digital Power Datahub+31(0)6 10 93 54 firstname.lastname@example.org