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Building open data assets to support the nonprofit sector.

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Open Datasets

Check out some of the open data assets contributed by members.


Learn about some contributed tools for linking or extending data.

New Research

Updates on interesting scholarship and news can be found on the blog.

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About the Collective

Opening Data for Nonprofit Research

Globally there are dozens of administrative or research databases to track the current population of third sector organizations. This data has oten been released in formats that are not always easy to use - ASCII text files, json files, and XML files. In order to make the data accessible to the research community we have created scripts to download, clean, and process data. We have begun to catalog and document these resources, and will begin sharing them through the Dataverse Open Data portal:

Access Data

We are excited to announce a partnership with Data World
to disseminate open data assets.

Partner Organizations

This work has been supported through the hard work of academics and experts as many supporting institutions.

Open Science

Code for projects has been posted on the NODC GitHub page.