For some it may come as a shock that being a data-driven organization might mean allowing members of your org to access more data.. and of all kinds: the good, the bad, and the in between. If you're one of the higher-ups in your nonprofit, the sooner you come to the realization that this (although scary) will empower your employees, the better. An article by Scot Chisolm, CEO of StayClassy, discusses the importance of this among two other Steps to Make Your Nonprofit More Data Driven.
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.
Businesses of all sizes are now catching on to the power of data analytics. But fancy analytics mean nothing without good quality information to analyze. Let’s look at some of the best ways businesses can collect data for analysis – from the humble survey to machine sensors.
Data is a powerful tool, but only when collected, saved, stored, and utilized properly.
Whether that’s donor data being entered into your CRM or ERP system, or properly managing sorting, and and filing important files for easy access. Data is how our nonprofits run in the the 21st century enterprise, and it’s imperative that your nonprofit is up on how exactly it can be more effectively utilized.
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 digital materials we use on a daily basis.
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.
When you think of optimizing your nonprofit's IT infrastructure, outsourcing your primary business functions to a managed services provider (MSP) doesn't always immediately come to mind. You need to spend time, money, and energy looking for the firm that provides all the services you need and all that work can detract from your capacity to complete your nonprofit’s mission.