community data platforms
We’re helping communities get answers.
Community Data Platforms believes our communities get smarter and stronger when decisions are based on clear, compelling, and confident data.
Through sophisticated research and innovative methodologies, our teams of experts help governments, businesses, and nonprofits solve persistent problems, improve strategic planning, and ensure better outcomes for their communities.
Having a reliable data infrastructure is as essential to a community as its schools, hospitals, police departments, and fire trucks. Data by itself can’t teach, heal, protect, and preserve, but finding and understanding it can increase the impact of those that do.
Because your critical functions shouldn’t be based on guesswork.
Featured Community project
Nantucket Data Platform
The island of Nantucket bustles with tourists, commuters, seasonal residents, and permanent homeowners. How many, for how long, and from where was anyone’s guess. Until now.
Built for today’s leaders
We provide insights, so communities can take action.
Leaders don’t need a background in data science. They need a team of data scientists in the background.
Community Data Platforms understands that communities are unique, but their challenges are not. From uncovering the needs of at-risk youth to smoothing out morning traffic, our international team of experts has reliable, repeatable methodologies that consistently deliver results—so you can deliver on promises.
Smarter communities are built on stronger data methodologies.
As a data-driven serial entrepreneur, Alan Worden saw a growing gap between the promises of “open data” and the ability of communities, businesses, and nonprofits to translate it into necessary solutions. He launched Community Data Platforms in 2017 to address this need, and its Nantucket Data Platform prototype proved to be an overwhelming success.
“It’s less about data, and more about answers,” says Worden, who aims to bring the success of the Nantucket experience to communities across the country. “All the data in the world won’t tell you a thing unless you know how to apply it to your question. We do. And because we do, leaders can play to their strengths and finally get things done.”