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A tactical data toolkit will help nonprofits in Madison, WI make the case for their work

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Today we are incredibly proud to present the result of our Tactical Data Engagement project with the City of Madison, WI. The final product is a data toolkit designed to help nonprofit organizations working to reduce youth violence on Madison’s Northside find and use open data to better contextualize their work and goals in grant applications to the City.

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Increase the social impact of open data with user personas

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Understanding who uses open data and how helps city staff share public information in ways that are most likely to result in social impact. At “Designing for Community Use," our workshop on the What Works Cities on Tour, we helped city officials brainstorm potential users of open data, develop personas, and then use those personas to design improvements to how city halls disclose information.

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Looking for open data use cases in Madison, Wisconsin

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Sunlight’s Open Cities team will be in Madison, Wisconsin for two weeks, conducting dozens of interviews as part of our first-ever pilot project for our Tactical Data Engagement work. To that end, if you live or work in Madison and have ideas about these issues, please tell us! Email opencities@sunlightfoundation.com and share your perspectives about how the city could improve how it collects, releases, uses or applies government data.

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