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The first ever UK Data4Good conference will bring together non-profit leaders to inspire and build confidence in the possibilities of data.

The conference will connect leaders and practitioners to explore how non-profits are adapting and excelling in an increasingly data-driven world.

We’ll showcase those at the forefront, harnessing data to design more effective and efficient services, achieve better outcomes, and deliver greater impact. We’ll also hear how data is informing and transforming funders’ policies and grant-making practices.

Responding to popular demand, we’ll share best practice on what data to collect, new digital tools for data management and analysis, and where to find help and resources. This event is also about creating a diverse community of ‘data4good people’. An opportunity for us to come together, share experiences, build our sector’s knowledge and skills.

Who's it for?

  • ·Leaders of charities, social enterprises, and other non-profits

  • Data skilled/responsible people working in/with non-profits and funder organisations

  • Funders including charitable trusts and foundations

  • Academics/public sector professionals with an interest in data for good

  • Businesses providing data related services and products to the non-profit sector

The jam-packed programme will allow you to:

  • Hear from inspiring data-driven charities

  • Find out about the support available to charities looking to be more data-savvy

  • Explore how advances in open and shared data, new technologies, and evidencing impact, are transforming how organisations, networks and communities build for a sustainable future...

  • …and with this, new issues around ethics and responsibilities.

We are extremely grateful for the support of our funders: The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation; and Digital Impact, an initiative of the Digital Civil Society Lab at Stanford University’s Centre for Philanthropy and Civil Society. In addition we're delighted to be co-hosting the event with the West Midlands Funders’ Network annual conference which has been supported by Charity Bank and Brewin Dolphin.

Organised by:

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The Data4Good Conference has been designed by the non-profit sector for the non-profit sector. It’s relevant to organisations whatever their size, cause or field and will be useful to leaders and practitioners whether they’re beginners or experts.
— Sian Basker, Co CEO of Data Orchard
Data has become one of our sector’s most exciting, powerful and challenging of resources. As data reveals new evidence on our reach and impact, it raises important issues for leaders and funders about data informed decisions and policy making. The Data4Good Conference is a must for building our sector’s data skills, knowledge and expertise for the future.
— Karl Wilding, Director of Public Policy and Volunteering, NCVO
As social sector organisations we need to be especially careful when working with sensitive data. To maintain the trust of our users while delivering tailored, effective services is no easy feat. Trust is the big issue of our time.
— Emma Prest, Executive Director, DataKind UK.

Event partners


The conference will include a full day of inspiring stories, interactive breakout sessions and actionable learning. Sessions and breakouts will include:

  • Becoming a data-savvy organisation

  • Data and evidencing impact

  • Innovative tools and approaches to analysing and presenting data

  • How open data is transforming the funding landscape

  • Responsibility and ethics around data

  • Using data to build sustainable communities

  • Collaborative approaches to collecting and sharing data



We have an impressive list of speakers and session facilitators, with representatives from our event partners and other organisations, including:


Speakers include:


Book now, tickets are going fast.

If your organisation's annual income is:


Less than £100K:

Non-Profit £119.00

Other £149



Non-Profit £139.00

Other £199


Over £1M:

Non-Profit £169.00

Other £249


Sponsor and exhibit

Sponsoring or exhibiting in the marketplace at our event is a great way of showcasing your work to an audience of data aware leaders and practitioners from the non profit sector. You’ll also be supporting the UK’s first ever UK Data4Good conference, helping to inspire and build confidence in the possibilities using data can bring. Get in touch to find out more about the different ways you can support the event.

Confirmed sponsors and exhibitors include:


The Data4Good Conference 2018 will be held at Unique Venues, Birmingham on 14 November.

Unique Venues Birmingham is situated in the heart of Birmingham in Centenary Square next to the International Convention Centre. Address: Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP