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Free support from expert economists is available to B&NES Third Sector Organisations

Are you struggling with data analysis and not sure how to optimise your data’s potential? Look

no further! Pro Bono Economics (PBE) can provide you with pro bono support from our register of 900 dedicated volunteer economists to help with your data needs.

PBE’s Data First Aid service is here to provide you with the help you need. The service was

designed to match expert economists with charities to help them with short-term ad hoc data

tasks, which can be completed in 1-5 days over a period of up to 5 months. Previous projects

have included:

• Analysing datasets to identify and illustrate key messages

• Creating user-friendly dataset templates for data collection and analysis

• Developing data visualisations to be used as a reporting tool

• Short pieces of research

How does it work?

Step 1: Tell us your data request by filling out our submission form.

Step 2: If PBE can help you, the team will work with you to develop a short volunteer brief,

describing what you need and what the objectives are.

Step 3: PBE will upload your brief on its website and publicise it to over 900 volunteer

economists and match you with the best economist available.

Step 4: The economist will work directly with you to fulfil your needs.

PBE goes to great lengths to identify and match qualified economists with suitable expertise to

meet an organisation’s specified data needs. One recent example was the pairing of charity St

Michael’s Fellowship with PBE volunteer Morgan, a data analyst from the private sector. Morgan dedicated 25 hours of work to addressing their impact measurement needs. The result was a dataset tool that substantially automated the charity’s data collection and analysis efforts.

Another case study example that demonstrates the benefits to charities can be found here.

PBE have availability to help right now. Tell them what you need on their website so they can

match you with the right expert. You can also contact the team on



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