On the 28th February 2012 we will be launching the Charity Benchmark. It will be free to use via an open data share alike license. See here for the full press release.
Meanwhile we thought we’d give you a taster of two things. Firstly the total turnover of the organisations the Charity Benchmark will hold data on and secondly the level of detail of data that we’ll be making available.
We would like to encourage you to think (and indeed add your comments to this post) about how this data could be useful to the sector, to advocacy organisations and to individual arts organisations. We would also like your take on how we could make this data more useful …. for example if we provided slices of the data by art form or geographic region would this help?
Initially we will provide a set of slices which breakdown the total into ten sections. Each section will be a slice according to the total revenue i.e. the top ten percent of organisations by revenue, the next ten percent and so on down to the smallest ten percent of organisations by revenue.
This static set of data is extracted from the Open Charities database which is made available under an Open Data license. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Open Charities for their pioneering work with open and public data.
Total Income and Turnover by year:
For a copy of the list of data points that will be available in the Charity Benchmark open this file – What data will the Charity Benchmark enable you to play with
Disclaimer: This Charity Benchmark is made available under the Open Database License: http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/1.0/. Any rights in individual contents of the database are licensed under the Database Contents License: http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/dbcl/1.0/. The Charity Benchmark constitutes a ‘derivative database’ and is derived from www.opencharities.org.