We're committed to putting predictive analytics to work for everyone. Uptake.org leverages the power of data to create solutions for social sector organizations. First we start with the problem they are addressing. Then we create software applications that multiple organizations — nonprofits, social enterprises, government agencies and foundations — will use to increase efficiency, take action, and improve impact.
Data collection needs to be standardized so that data can be shared, read, and understood. We are creating simple standards in various fields for organizations to record and share data easily.
By focusing on building shareable technology, we can increase collaboration between organizations, creating a strong, united network of partners that can work together to solve important issues.
Assembling a group to promote widespread adoption of data sharing is crucial. We maintain relationships with many leading technology, government, and NGO partners to create trust and momentum around data sharing.
Andrew Means came to Uptake with previous experience as Co-Founder of The Impact Lab and Associate Director at The University of Chicago’s Center for Data Science & Public Policy. He holds a Master in Public Policy from the Harris School at the University of Chicago. Andrew is a member of the Board of Directors at Ingenuity Inc. and an advisor of Markets for Good.
Toni oversees the Data Fellows Program and projects for Uptake.org. Prior to Uptake she co-founded a pan-African education technology company called Eneza Education. She also co-founded a program called WISERBridge in rural Kenya and was a Teach For America corps member.