Data for Good

Data for Good

An initiative linking data professionals to agencies in need

PPL, in partnership with Tableau®, launched its “Data for Good” initiative in April 2019.

Using our quarterly meetings of the Rhode Island Tableau Users Group (RITUG) as an engine for social good, we are able to match the data science skills of professionals across many sectors with non-profit and government agencies that lack staff expertise in these areas.

Non-profits looking for help gaining insight from their data and data professionals interested in volunteering time for social good are invited to contact Bill Rebello or Don Gregory.

Completed Data for Good projects:

April 2019 -- Rhode Island Office of Innovation

Open Textbook Initiative

September 2019 -- Inspiring Minds

Volunteer Education Analysis
Interesting Insights
Top 100 Words
Students ID
Volunteer Educational Level
STAR Score Improvement, Math & Reading
STAR Score Improvement by Year
BIMAS vs Volunteer Education
Volunteer Ratings for Inspiring Minds Encounters

September 2019 -- Women's Fund of Rhode Island

Data Collection Strategies

November 2019 -- Hope's Harvest Rhode Island

Hope's Harvest RI is a non-profit organization that mobilizes volunteers to rescue produce from farms that would be typically plowed under to be sent to food pantries across the state.

Hope's Harvest by the numbers - an overview
Farms to Agencies
Geographic Crop Distribution
Hope's Harvest - Pounds donated, rescued, distributed

Ongoing Data for Good Projects:

November 2019 -- Institute for Non-Violence

January 2020 -- Rhode Island Salt Pond Coalition