Excel can be a powerful tool for nonprofits looking to do more with their data. While Excel has been used for decades as a great tool for data collection, sorting, and exporting, many nonprofits don't realize the array of capabilities that Excel offers when it comes to gleaning data insights, analyzing trends, and extracting key information to use for grant reports, funding requests, program evaluations, and more. Read on to learn some awesome capabilities of today's Excel, and start integrating these functions into your nonprofit's data management system today!
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?