You’ve undoubtedly heard the term “data services” before, but without fully understanding what it means, much of the rhetoric surrounding the term can be difficult, or downright impossible, to understand.
You and your colleagues certainly understand the impact your organization has on the communities and constituents you serve. Data services, in a nut shell, help nonprofits share their impact, increase funding opportunities, and improve and streamline business operations. Data, in the simplest terms, is anything that your computer generates, whether that’s an excel spreadsheet or contact information saved in a database. Your nonprofit utilizes technology to complete its mission, but without effectively managing that data you’re creating, all that technology is for naught. At the end of they day, if the mailing address or phone number isn't correct, you will not be able to engage and connect with your target audience.