Data is often described as the currency of the 21st century. In the social sector we’ve always been a bit reticent about data – we’re about people not numbers, aren’t we?
SociaLink’s Community Insights, established in 2020, helps the Western Bay of Plenty social sector build confidence, skills and trust in using data to inform and enhance the work we all do.
Community Insights' Goals
Accessible Public Data
To provide Western Bay of Plenty community organisations up-to-date analysis and data based on external national and regional datasets relevant to the social sector, and the communities we serve.
Building Data Capability
To work alongside local organisations to build data skills capability.
Community Data Collaborations
To act as a local data repository and data support centre which encourages the growth in sector-wide insights to better inform planning, policy and best practice across community and social organisations around the Western Bay of Plenty.
Here at Community Insights we will support your organisation to gain confidence in how you collect, explore, report and learn from the information / data you hold.
Get in touch!
Get in touch with the Community Insights team to talk with us about your data needs, questions or ideas. We’ll support your organisation to build your skills and expertise in using both your own and relevant external data to enhance and grow your work in our community.