30 May, 2014
Big Data Landscape CategoryAnalytics and Visualization
HQNew York City, NY
CEOJake Porway (Executive Director)
DataKind is a nonprofit organization that helps other philanthropic nonprofits aggregate and analyze their data in order to improve processes and outcomes. To accomplish this, DataKind relies on volunteers—experts in a range of fields, from data engineering to business and design.
DataKind has developed a systematic method for assisting nonprofits in their work, mostly centered around organized “DataDrives”: weekend events in which DataKind volunteers meet with select organizations to work out their data.
Founders: Jake Porway and Craig Barowsky
Executive Director: Jake Porway
2011: Data Without Borders founded
2012: Data Without Borders’ name is changed to DataKind
DataKind does work all over the world, but its original headquarters is in New York City, New York, USA.