Approach

Leveraging Uptake’s people, technology and expertise to help organizations use data to change the world

We believe in a world that always works, for everyone

A world where organizations of all types and sizes can leverage the power of data to make an impact. Uptake.org isn’t a grantmaker; we develop data-driven technology solutions designed to drive change. We create applications that nonprofits, social enterprises, government agencies, and foundations use to increase efficiency and take action.

Strategy

Our approach to social sector engagement:

Define Data Standards

Define Data Standards

Data collection needs to be standardized so that data can be shared, read, and understood. We create generalized standards in various fields so that organizations can record and share data easily.

Develop Industry-wide Applications

Develop Industry-wide Applications

By focusing on building shareable technology, we increase collaboration between organizations, creating a strong, united network of partners that work together to solve important issues.

Promote Data Sharing

Promote Data Sharing

In order to attain rich data sets capable of creating real-world change, it’s critical to promote widespread adoption of data sharing. We cultivate relationships with leading technology, government, and nonprofit partners to establish trust and momentum around data sharing.

Focus on Impact

Focus on Impact

Our tools are designed to help organizations achieve their missions. Whether it be monitoring the deployment of medical services or assisting with disaster response, our tools are designed to be used by practitioners behind a desk and in the field.

Who We Are

Meet the Uptake.org team

Leah Siskind

Director

Leah Siskind

Leah Siskind heads Uptake.org and runs the Data Fellows Program. She has directed Uptake's Smart City Initiatives and overseen a number of other special projects. Prior to Uptake, she worked in politics and international relations, promoting intergovernmental collaboration for Israel's Foreign Ministry and supporting disaster relief for Israel's Agency for International Development. She is a political fellow with the Truman National Security Project.

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Chad Flores

Product Manager

Chad Flores

Chad Flores leads Uptake.org’s cross-functional team of data scientists, engineers and designers who build applications for social impact. Previously, he was on the founding team at the national environmental literacy and work readiness social enterprise Roots of Success, worked at online fundraising startup Network for Good and held roles with the social innovation incubator Impact Hub. Chad is on the Board of Directors of Plant Chicago.

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