Open data is the idea that some data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish.
The Open Data Project is based on the survey responses from the biennial Global NGO Technology Survey and the biennial Global Trends in Giving Survey. Published in multiple languages, the surveys are 100% anonymous and the data is meant to benefit nonprofit organizations, non-governmental organizations, and charities worldwide.
Beginning March 1, the survey data will be available in real-time by region and country. To view the data, please take the survey, and once submitted, you will be provided instant access to view and browse the data. The data can also be downloaded into an Excel document, as a PDF, or as a PowerPoint presentation for deeper analysis.
2021 Global NGO Technology Survey
The Global NGO Technology Survey seeks to gain a better understanding of how NGOs, NPOs, and charities worldwide use technology for digital marketing and fundraising. Survey questions cover website and email communications, online fundraising tools, social media, and productivity and security software.
(Goes Live March 1, 2021)
How to Use the Data
The anonymized survey data can be easily downloaded in into Excel, PowerPoint, a PDF, and/or Word. As open data, it can be used and republished by any person or organization worldwide. Here are some simple suggestions:
- NGOs, NPOs, and charities can use the data to help craft their digital marketing and fundraising strategies.
- Service providers to the nonprofit sector can analyze the data for emerging trends and use the data in their content marketing strategy (blog posts, reports, webinars, etc.).
- Media organizations can use the data in articles and research projects.
To source the data, please simply mention the “2021 Open Data Project” and link to: nptechforgood.com/open-data-project
Sponsor the Open Data Project
A limited number of project and language sponsorships are available to companies and organizations that serve the nonprofit sector. The sponsorships are a unique opportunity to reach tens of thousands of nonprofit professionals worldwide.
2022 Global Trends in Giving Survey
Coming March 1, 2022