Idealware Metrics Part Two: Hunting Down the Data

Someone once advised me, "If you're going hunting for ducks, you had better know what a duck looks like." Similarly, before you go collecting and organizing data, make sure you know what sort of data you ought to be looking for--data that aligns with your metrics. If you haven't figured that out ...
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SMS Case Study: Chicago Scholars

High school students live mobile lives. They’re always on the move between home, school, after-school activities, work, friends’ houses, and hangout spots. Email is typically unreliable and phone calls are nearly impossible. For an organization that serves talented low-income students, it can be ...
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Finding the Truth in Your Data

I've been at the Data On Purpose-Do Good Data conference yesterday and today and this story in particular stood out to me.
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In Search of Better Data About Nonprofits' Programs

What are we really asking for when we require nonprofits to produce data on performance, effectiveness and impact? While the surface logic is clear—we need to know this information—the full context and set of assumptions surrounding the request bears closer examination. Idealware's founder Laura ...
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A Few Good Statistical Analysis Tools

Whether your organization needs to measure its programmatic success or expand its donor base, statistical analysis software can help nonprofits become more data-driven and accountable.
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