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Updates to the Open Data Wealth Dashboard

  • 1.  Updates to the Open Data Wealth Dashboard

    Posted 10-14-2019 08:04 AM
    Edited by Steve Grimes 10-14-2019 08:05 AM
    Hey all! Reposting this here because I know many of you do not have an APRA account.
    Feel free to let me know if you have any questions!

    I've made updates to my open data wealth dashboard!

    Here are some of the changes:
    • Created a State Political Giving tab that includes NY, CA, TX, MA political contributions over $1k. More to come!
    • Created a Misc. Wealth tab that includes $1M+ NYC property valuations and Texas seacraft ownership. More to come!
    • Cleaned up names and zips for more efficient searching

    Going forward I will focus on adding state level data and then return to updating records more regularly.

    For those who are seeing this dashboard for the first time, it also includes:
    - the world's billionaires
    - those who have contributed over $5k to Fed political entities since 2016
    - SEC insiders
    - Individuals who have registered an aircraft with the FAA
    - links to the original data sets for your own use
    The hope is that I can keep adding to this dashboard so that it can serve as a true supplement to our screenings.

    Note on using the FEC contributions: there are some significant conversations around how we use that information. Given our history with using FEC data for our needs, there appears to be some grey area on how we should move forward with the FEC record(see APRA Ethics). Without getting into too much of my perspective, I am reading this new environment as we should not be using FEC information for research on individuals who are not already part of constituency (read: voluntarily engaged with our orgs). Your mileage will vary, and I suggest you contact your organization's legal team regarding FEC data going forward.

    Steve Grimes
    Director, Development Analytics and Strategy Development

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  • 2.  RE: Updates to the Open Data Wealth Dashboard

    Posted 4 days ago

    I've made more updates to my Wealth Dashboard! It now includes political giving from Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Canada.

    As per usual, you can get the entire data set here or from the links provided on the dashboard. However, because the data is starting to get a bit lengthy, I will eventually provide an option to download the entire data set as a database file.

    Additionally, I am currently working with Mike Pawlus to trudge through the 990 data to collect the names of foundation directors and officers. This may take a few months and I'm hoping to have it completed before Spring. Let me know if you have any questions!

    Steve Grimes