Podcast: Data Conversation with Rachel Rank

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In this episode of Data Conversations, Andrew Means talks to Rachel Rank, the Chief Executive of 360Giving, about her organization’s open data initiative for grantmaking.

Drawing on the work and mission of 360Giving, Rachel talks about data infrastructure, the process of building and testing a data standard, and how centralizing and sharing data can foster new ideas, insights, and impact.

“We’re not just a transparency initiative,” says Rachel. “We’re about more informed decision making and learning around grantmaking.”

To listen to the conversation, use the audio player above, download the podcast (mp3, 8 MB), or subscribe to the Markets for Good podcast on iTunes. You can also read the full transcript.

Have thoughts to share about the conversation or your own experience in building or adopting open data standards for social good? Chime in below with a comment!


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