Data can be a powerful tool for change. Tracking the right metrics in the right context can help us gain a deeper understanding of the communities we serve, so we can make a lasting impact.

Our Team

Based in Berkeley, California, our team of passionate designers, dreamers and developers are always looking for new ways to create a positive impact. Check out their data.

Our Advisors

Data visualization gurus, design pioneers, technology strategists and entrepreneurs: the world-changing wisdom of our advisors helps us maintain our spark.

Our Supporters

We thank the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Bay Area Video Coalition for their partnership in the Sparkwise Research and Alpha Test phase, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation, and the Fledgling Fund for their generous early funding of the Impact Dashboard project at BAVC.

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • MacArthur
  • Ford Foundation
  • Wyncote Foundation
  • The Fledgling Fund
  • BAVC

Our Research Partners

Many thanks also to the organizations and individuals who shared their data, stories and insights during the research and development of Sparkwise.

Association of Independents in Radio
Bay Area Video Coalition
Center for Investigative Reporting
Channel Four BritDoc Foundation
Forward Films
Get Schooled
International Center for Journalists
International Gay and Lesbian Human
   Rights Commission (IGLHRC)
International Television Service
Just Vision
LEF Foundation
Marketplace/American Public Media
Media Development Loan Fund
National Center for Media Engagement
The Newshour/PBS
Oxfam America
Public Radio Exchange
Public Radio International
Question Bridge
Rada Film Group
Skylight Pictures
Sundance Institute
Take Part/Participant Media
The Working Group/Not In Our Town

Putting Data to Good Use

Sparkwise is designed to put data to good use. By collecting and comparing metrics and combining those raw numbers with video, audio, text feeds and PDFs–your data becomes a moving story.

Sparkwise was created by a team of world-class technologists, designers, data visualization experts and social impact strategists. It is free, open source and available to anybody.