It starts with a pressing question.

What is the true cost of living? How many people really live here? Do we have enough fire trucks? Who are our at-risk youth? Which intersections slow us down? Why are ER wait times so long? Who needs affordable housing?

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.

By leveraging our international data science team, demographers, geographers, data visualizers and library of use cases, CDP answers leaders’ most pressing questions to produce better outcomes across a range of critical community functions. While every community is unique, there is commonality in the problems they face. CDP’s methodologies scale across communities, relying on hyper-local and national data to build a curated, customized data platform­ to unlock the power of information.

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Critical policy decisions shouldn’t be anyone’s guesswork.


Smarter communities are built on stronger data methodologies.

Community Data Platforms (CDP) is on a mission to help leaders in nonprofits, government, and small businesses build smarter and stronger communities by harnessing the power of data analytics. Our locally driven community data platforms aggregate the most reliable hyper-local and national data. These platforms then drive CDP’s proprietary methodologies and visualizations, which provide actionable insights so community leaders can make evidence-based decisions.

Alan Worden, Founder/CEO, is a successful serial entrepreneur. Alan’s last business had nearly 1,000 team members. CDP is based on the Nantucket Data Platform, a prototype community data platform Alan developed for ReMain Nantucket, a subsidiary of Wendy and Eric Schmidt’s Schmidt Family Foundation. Alan has served as a Senior Advisor to ReMain for 10 years. He is an experienced sailor who, in 2001, sailed a 44’ sloop halfway around the world double-handed.

Victoria Powers, Founder/CTO, has the responsibility for managing CDP’s global engineering, data analytics, and visualization teams. She is an entrepreneur with a deep background in international development and science policy and her skill set bridges business needs and high- caliber engineering teams. Victoria created a professional level of Pugwash, an international organization that promotes awareness and action in relation to the ethical implications of science and technology. Her philanthropic focus is on issues affecting women and children.

 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.

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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.

We have the team and the tools

Community Data Platform is an energetic collaboration of international data scientists, demographers, data visualizers, and writers who are dedicated to giving local leaders the information they need to make sound decisions and move their communities forward.


How it works

Community Data Platforms is a subscription-based service customized for each community. Agile, affordable, and renewable, our services give leaders what they need, when they need it, so they can focus on the work in front of them.

CDP delivers actionable insights and compelling visualizations via its team of international data scientists, demographers, geographers, and data visualizers. Leaders can then take this evidence-based analysis and do what they do well – write smart policies and execute on them.
Brad Edmondson, Former Editor-in-Chief of American Demographics
It all starts with a question. We make it possible for leaders to stop hunting down data and start finding real solutions. We help guide and inform their impact, and that’s a powerful thing.
Alan Worden, Founder


Better insights. Better decisions. Better outcomes.

Stronger, smarter communities are built on solid data infrastructures and powered by leaders making evidence-based decisions. At Community Data Platforms, we don’t have all the answers—but we know exactly where to find them.