Nonprofit Jobs of the Future

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In today's digital age, your nonprofit may be seeing hundreds if not thousands of pieces of data a day. Yet roughly 0.5 percent of digital data is being collected and analyzed. Meaning nonprofits are loosing opportunities to; make smart decisions, improve efficiency, and attract new donors and volunteers. For nonprofits to leverage their data they will have to invest in both the people and technologies. Below are the top jobs nonprofits to fill those needs. 

Data Scientist 

For nonprofits, just like companies and government agencies, data holds the potential for incredible learning and knowledge. Nonprofits also need metrics on how their programs and services are performing. They need to keep track of how well their clients are accessing those benefits, plus the contextual information about locations, frequency of use, and even staff time associated with delivering them. Armed with better data, nonprofits can stay efficient and effective, even with limited resources. To do that, they need data experts.

So far, many nonprofits simply haven't had the time or skills on staff to analyze data for the lessons that may be hidden there. More and more, though, nonprofits are clearing space in their budgets to change that. They're finding that there's no substitute for in-house expertise. Full-time data science employees can help nonprofits identify trends to fine-tune their programming and plug holes in delivery services—all in close to real-time.

Thanks to discounts and donations, very powerful data visualization tools are accessible to nonprofit organizations with small budgets. 

Join Tech Impact's today at 3:30 est. for a webinar of leading Data Visualization tools for nonprofit organizations. 

This webinar will cover: 

-Why Data Visualization is important 
-Examples 
-Costs 
-Brief demos of tools including: 
-Tableau 
-Power BI

UX Designer

At the intersection of culture and data is user experience. This isn’t solely about making your website better, either (though it certainly includes that!). For nonprofits, full user experience design and evaluation spans the on- and offline processes that clients work through in order to make use of an organization's programs and services. So nonprofits are investing more in hiring in-house user experience experts to help them get that right.

Many nonprofits are used to asking community members and beneficiaries to weigh in with feedback on what they do and how well they're doing it. Until recently, much of that data gather has been tacked on to other job descriptions in the sector. Very few organizations have put someone with user-experience design skills in charge of that process. But many are now realizing that well-intentioned feedback gathering isn’t always enough to make the improvements that matter most—especially when it can mean the difference between serving hundreds or thousands of people in need.

Tech Impact’s data services help nonprofits share their impact in order to increase funding opportunities and improve business operations.

 

A NONPROFIT’S GUIDE TO DATA MIGRATION

 

 

 

 

Topics: data, nonprofits, nonprofit

View the original article from Fast Company   Featured Image Courtesty of iStockPhoto/Ahmetov_Ruslan

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