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 teams and IT teams are the original partners. In the days of mainframes, those defined as guardians of digitized information were called DP (Data Processing). Today, your nonprofit could be seeing hundreds to thousands of data points daily.
There’s no denying that some of that information could be used by your organization, and you don’t need to be a statistics major to take advantage of it. Here are some things that can help you understand how your nonprofit can use data for good.
According to MIT Technology Review, roughly 0.5 percent of digital data is analyzed, which means, nonprofits are losing millions of opportunities to make smart decisions, improve efficiency, & attract new donors and volunteers. The reason is simple; they are not leveraging the potential offered by data analytics.
Nonprofits today need to quantify the impact of their programs and services to their constituents (board members, donors, volunteers, etc.). Disseminating through what seems to be an endless amount of data can become overwhelming. Here are some Data Visualization tools and tricks, nonprofits can use to reach goals and receive those all too important grants.
IT job numbers grew in July, but not as fast as they did during the rest of 2016. Yet big data and cloud trends will continue to drive job growth going forward, according to CompTIA researchers. A new report from CompTIA that analyzes some of this job growth attributes the trend to growing tech areas such as big data and cloud computing.
It’s what we call our powerpoint presentations, text documents and spreadsheets. It’s what we call photos from fundraising events, our nonprofit’s websites, and how we refer to almost all the information and materials we refer to and use on a daily basis.
Stats, facts, and figures—we all love data, and it certainly helps make content all the more powerful. Data, when used properly, makes an argument more compelling, underscores a position, and adds relevancy and authenticity to a story.
Yet we’ve all seen infographics, slides, and blog posts so cluttered with a hodgepodge of complex charts and figures, they actually depreciate the effectiveness of the content and the message. How do you balance data, design, and messaging to tell a stronger story?
The demand for data scientists, analysts, and big data experts is strong, and educational institutions are scrambling to meet the demand.
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Over the past few years, "big data" has almost become a household word. From hospitals to classrooms, what was once the business of search engines and financial markets is increasingly affecting every aspect of business and life, and that includes the nonprofit and human services sectors.
So, if you know you’re succeeding at some level and you can see and even count your “impact” with little more than a calculator, why is nonprofit data management important? Why should you consider integrating nonprofit database software into your evaluation and assessment activities?