Sarah’s just written about charity Open Data on the New Philanthropy Capital blog, encouraging charities to enter the (very quick and hopefully very easy Open Data Challenge). We’re asking for charities to enter their charity number and the number of people or organisations they worked with in 2011. That’s it.
We figure that this information is already in a zillion annual reports and funding applications all over the place, but never in one place.
The information entered will be publicly available, and we’ll be hacking (and anyone else can too) it in due course to showcase the sorts of things that could be done once the data is there, in one place.