Statistics Without Borders (SWB) supported Client to Consultant Bridge (C2CB) in telling their data story in meaningful, impactful ways. As customers sheltered in place and businesses closed doors in response to COVID-19, the impact to small businesses was expected to be devastating. The SWB-C2CB collaboration addressed this challenge by assisting businesses in finding relevant aid opportunities among numerous programs by U.S. federal, state and local governments, corporations and philanthropies.
SWB and C2CB built a data pipeline using machine learning techniques to automatically curate a national list of such programs and present users with results to efficiently research and find offerings most relevant to them. While this project curated business-relief grants, it is a proof-of-concept for a low-cost data pipeline using machine learning techniques with automated website relevancy classification.
C2CB is a volunteer organization of management consultants helping small U.S. businesses impacted by COVID 19. SWB collaborates on projects providing pro bono expert help to nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies with research, statistical analyses and survey design.