Classifications, taxonomies, standards
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Classifications, taxonomies, standards

There are many types of classifications, taxonomies and standards in and around the social purpose sector. Here are a few places to find some of them!

David Kane Github - Charity Lookups

David Kane's GitHub is always a source of good stuff. He hosts a section on charity sector classifications including ICNPO, Charity Commission, SIC codes. You can find it here

SCVO Taxonomy

SCVO has a GitHub for their Categorisation of non-profit organisations in Scotland. You can find it here

UK Charity Classification System

Christopher Damm and that man David Kane are working on a tag based classification system for UK charities. You can find the current Airtable version here

Philanthropy Classification System

The Philanthropy Classification System (PCS) is Candid’s (formerly Foundation Center and GuideStar) taxonomy, describing the work of grantmakers, recipient organizations and the philanthropic transactions between those entities.

The Open Referral Data Standard

The Open Referral UK data standard is a consistent way of recording and sharing information about services. The standard has online guidance and a Github repository. The repository holds resources, a sample service directory and service finder open-source application. There’s a growing community of software suppliers supporting the standard with data feeds and tools.

Developing your own standard?

Open Data Service Co-op are building a Standards Lab. Standards Lab provides a project based workflow that allows standards developers to start a JSON schema based data standard from scratch or to continue developing an existing one. Read more here

ODI have launched launching the Data Institutions Register, which is a curated, living repository of data institutions from around the world