Measuring Social Change
Developed by Tomorrow Partners in early 2011, Sparkwise is an open source, cloud-based platform designed to track and measure the short and long term impact of social change initiatives. The tool collects, and visualizes a wide range of on and off-line data sources including open data sets, social media and analytics accounts, and data generated by the user within the tool itself.
Once collected, users can control how best to display information while adding context in the form of written content, photo slideshows, PDF’s and videos. Users can then share their collected data by embedding individual widgets within a website or publishing an entire board privately or publicly to social media outlets.
The research and alpha development phase of Sparkwise was supported by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Creative direction by Gaby Brink. Lead development by David Karam. Additional development by Topher Lafata.