“Big Data with a Big Heart” – Tableau Foundation awards NVPC with grant to drive social impact with data


3-year visual analytics grant is the first in Singapore to be awarded by Tableau Foundation

Publish Date: June 21, 2017 - 6:15pm

SINGAPORE, 22 June 2017 – Change makers around the globe are discovering that data is a powerful ally in their efforts to create a better world. Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA), working through Tableau Foundation, today announced that it has awarded its first grant in Singapore to the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC).

The grant is valued at over USD81, 000 (approximately SGD112, 153) and consists of Tableau licenses and training services. Both NVPC and Tableau believe that data can have enormous value to non-profit organisations, enabling them to increase transparency and accountability, expand their relationships with funders, discover new trends in their programmes, and tell more powerful stories about their communities.

Tableau is a global visual analytics leader that helps people to see and understand data. NVPC’s Research and Giving.sg teams are now using Tableau to connect and visualize governed data quickly, combine multiple views of data, gain actionable insights and share secured information with key NVPC staff for data-driven decision making on the go. With Tableau, it has increased the ease and efficiency for NVPC’s Giving.sg team to perform targeted email marketing based on user profiles and behaviours. The good results led to a significant 56% increase in donation amounts on Giving.sg between April 2016 and April 2017.

Melissa Kwee, CEO of NVPC said: “We are happy that Tableau is a Company of Good member and partnering us to do good. At NVPC, we are committed to become a
thought-leader in the giving space that leverages data to drive and nurture Singapore’s giving culture. Our team, armed with Tableau seeks to cultivate a data-first environment, upgrade our skillsets, and enrich our storytelling capabilities to our stakeholders. Through walking the talk, NVPC hopes to inspire and reach out to other non-profit organisations in Singapore to harness the power of data and analytics in their organisations.”

Tableau Software exemplifies a member of the Company of Good, a programme by NVPC that encourages companies to give in strategic, sustainable and impactful ways. Tableau Software, working through the Tableau Foundation, is helping to accelerate change by making free licenses of its powerful visual analytics software to small non-profits, NGOs, and charitable community-based organizations in 192 countries.

Tableau Asia Pacific Senior Vice President, JY Pook commented: “We are honoured to be able to play a part in NVPC’s journey towards promoting philanthropy and volunteerism in Singapore. At Tableau, we have seen first-hand how teams in various industries and of different sizes transform into effective and resourceful organisations with the help of data analytics. We know that people who give their time and resources to help the communities they know best are no different, and NVPC’s efforts to put data in the hands of those decision makers can have an equally powerful impact in helping to solve the world’s problems.”

In addition to this grant, Tableau Foundation also makes free licenses of its powerful visual analytics software to small non-profits, NGOs, and charitable community-based organizations across the Asia Pacific region. That program is paired with the Tableau Service Corps, a volunteer network of Tableau employees who are eager to help non-profits of any size explore and do good with their data.

Finally, following on this partnership with NVPC, Tableau Foundation is announcing its 2017 Community Grant cycle. Eligible non-profit organisations in Singapore may apply for the locally-focused cash and software grants at tableau.com/foundation/employee-and-community before 31 July 2017.

About Tableau Foundation
The Tableau Foundation is an initiative led by the employees of Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) that encourages the use of facts and analytical reasoning to solve the world’s problems. Tableau Foundation grants combine Tableau’s two most valuable resources – its people and its products – with financial support to non-profits that are using data to reshape communities around the globe.

To learn more, please visit www.tableaufoundation.org.

About National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC)
NVPC is a non-profit organisation promoting a giving culture in Singapore through catalysing development in volunteerism and philanthropy to build a City of Good. We facilitate partnerships with non-profits, companies, public sector bodies and individuals to enliven the giving ecosystem within Singapore.

We curate and celebrate stories about giving to inspire and encourage more to take action. We conduct research on giving motivations and behaviours, create roadmaps and landscape of the giving sector, and to be the go-to-place for giving. We honour and recognise giving champions who demonstrate that giving is part of Singapore DNA. We connect and convene networks and build communities to impact the giving space on a national level. Visit us at www.nvpc.org.sg