In 2018, ILDA began its path towards institutional strengthening, creating a legal organization and formalizing its procedures, operations and projects. Following the initial ILDA guidelines, incorporating the interests of a growing community of organizations, activists, and governments that work and discuss the use of open data for social change, as well as ethical, privacy, and security issues in Latin America. This space offers documentation of some of our organizational growth activities and reflections on the day-to-day work of ILDA.