How to use data to improve your bids
Fran Perrin, Director, The Indigo Trust
Anna Vaughan MInstF (Dip), Founder, Glow Fundraising
Stages of approaching trusts
Case for Support
Establishing your case for support
• Speak to key project team members
• Know the history of your organisation
• Obtain supporting quotes from beneficiaries,
• Understand your budget and the fundraising need
What does a good case for support
• Unique selling points
• Mission and strengths
• The need your work meets
• Endorsements from outsiders/partners
• Action plan containing timescale
• Impact/results of the organisation/project
• A budget for the activity
• The fundraising goal and strategy to achieve this
• Funding request
Current Trust Research Resources
• Trusts’ own websites
Break out session
Think about the biggest challenges that you face when
using these and other sites or resources to research
information about trusts and foundations.
Be prepared to feed back a couple of examples of these
challenges to the group.
Also, what are you currently able to find out about
If you became a
where would you
give your money?
• Top 300 UK Foundations give £3.6bn annually
• Government grants to charities = £15.6bn
• Estimated in excess of 165,000 registered
charities in the UK
How can we make sense of this?
Funders spend a lot of time in traditional donor collaboratives
Can open data help surface common issues and target resources?
Round Table - Manuscript Illust. from “Lancelot of the Lake,” Walter Map, 1470
Funders gather and publish (some) data through annual reports
...but it isn't open, it isn't standardised, and it isn’t well used
Could better use be made of the data gathered?
Can open data build a fuller, up to date picture?
Imagine if it was as easy as this…
We funded the first step…
This is just the beginning…
Example of prototype
– illustrative only
People are already using the data …
360Giving Labs : Products, prototypes & research
• Helping grant
seekers find funding
• Helping funders
connect their work
• Helping researchers
to understand trends
• A new CEO
• Resourced tech team
• Demand: Labs
• Supply: Publishing
Relevance is everything; your ideas matter
360Giving is open data infrastructure…
Break out session
If there was more data available about
what trusts fund what would this mean for
your trust research?
Why do you think some funders are
reluctant to share this information?
Fran Perrin, Founder, 360Giving
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We connect, represent and support over 11,500
voluntary sector member organisations, from
the smallest community groups to the largest
This helps our members and their millions of
volunteers make the biggest difference to the
causes they believe in.
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