Data Lovers and Do Gooders Day 1

On Friday night, March 2, 2012, we kicked off DC Data Dive, a collaboration between DataWithoutBorders and the 2011 Independent Sector American Express NGEN Fellows! More than 100 data enthusiasts, do-gooders and nonprofit leaders turned up for the event. #dcdatadive #ISNGEN @DatanoBorders


  1. Lisa Flick Wilson (@flikstr) and Mayur Patel took the stage to give a quick overview of the Independent Sector NGEN Fellows' project "Leading through Data". The aim: help improve understanding and use of big data in the social sector. Keep an eye out for case studies, webinars and an ongoing blog profiling  nonprofits working on these issues.
  2. From a strong pool of DC based non-profits, three organizations were chosen to take part in the Data Dive: National Environmental Educational Foundation (NEEF), Guidestar and DC Action for Children. Each got up and presented a data challenge they're working on and how solving it would advance their mission. Better Data, Bigger Impact.  @neefusa @guidestarusa @actfordchildren
  3. Following the presentations, the matchmaking began! Data enthusiasts started teaming up with each nonprofits to find about more about their needs and the skills they could offer.
  4. And the prize for best dressed went to....
  5. A successful evening wrapped up! People will be rolling up their sleeves tomorrow morning at 9am.