22NTC Session Proposal

Data Sharing: The What, Why, and How

Submitted by: Jesse Bourns 🟠


Across the nonprofit sector there is growing interest in pooling together data to solve shared problems. The sharing of data with partner organizations, researchers, and funders has the potential to allow nonprofits greater insights and evidence that will help them achieve their shared goals. 

More and more nonprofit organizations see the value in data sharing, but this is not familiar territory. This session will highlight the strategic value of data sharing and discuss the governance, technology, and capacity considerations necessary for effective collaboration.

Attendees will leave this session learning:

  • Why do data sharing
  • The conditions under which data sharing makes sense
  • The conditions for success
  • The institutional and governance considerations and requirements 
  • The technology required to enable effective sharing

All of these topics will be brought to light with a case study of Giving Tuesday’s philanthropic giving data collaboratives.

Learning Outcomes

  • Attendees will receive tools and resources that will help them design and implement their own data sharing projects.
  • Attendees will learn what data sharing is, and how it can help achieve shared objectives across and within sectors.
  • Attendees will learn the technology, governance, and capacity considerations that are needed to effectively engage in a data sharing initiative.

Session Type

60 minute session

Target Audience

Senior Executives, IT and evaluation leaders who are thinking about or engaging in data partnerships to achieve strategic objectives.