Plan your process and data¶
- Decide what information to publish – the scope of the fields, what time period your data will cover and whether you will be sharing data about all of your grants.
- Check if there are any Data Protection and Privacy considerations, and review your policies to ensure you can share your data responsibly
How long the process takes¶
The amount of time it takes to prepare and share 360Giving data can vary depending on your circumstances. The key factors that can determine how long the process will take are:
- The type of grants management system used
- The amount of data to be published
- Whether the data is well-organised and consistent
- If key data is poor quality or missing
It will normally be possible to estimate the work involved once you have decided on the scope of your data.
Decide what grants to include¶
360Giving is a voluntary initiative and you can decide what information to share in your open grants data, based on what is appropriate to your circumstances.
The majority of 360Giving publishers data about all their grants, but there are examples of those who share data about certain programmes, or only grants over a certain value.
If your goal is to publish data about all your grants but you find there are practical or policy issues to address first, work out which grant programmes or grants are unaffected by these barriers, and move forward with publishing these. The learning from this process can then be applied to other areas of your grantmaking once the issues are resolved.
Taking inspiration from others¶
You may find it helpful to look at the data published by other funders to understand how it works in practice and help you to picture how your own grants would appear.
Data Quality Dashboard¶
The Data Quality Dashboard shows the data quality of 360Giving data as a whole and for each individual publisher. It provides insights into the key features that make the data useful for analysis to help publishers to identify opportunities for their data to be improved.
360Insights is a tool to help you understand funders better. You can combine and visualise 360Giving and charity data, and explore funders across different areas – from their grant dates to types of recipients.
You can filter the 360Insights dashboard to see results for grants based on grant programme, organisation type, size or region.
Read our guidance about data protection aimed at funders of grants to organisations and what to consider when publishing open grants data for the first time.