How to Focus on Becoming a More Data-Centric Nonprofit

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 ...
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Nonprofit Excel Data Visualization Tricks of the Trade

These days, "data" is all around us. Nonprofits are constantly collecting it through websites, emails, social media, at events, and over the phone. A lot of it is even collected automatically through tools like Google Analytics or a Salesforce CRM. This effort alone, however, is only the tip of the ...
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Nonprofits Need To Know About Big Data, And What To Do With It

Whether you are working for a homeless shelter, after-school program, or crisis center, your nonprofit has likely originated from a need in society. As a result, there is always the need to know that you and your team are continuing to meet the needs of the organization and the community. But how ...
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Telling Stories, Making Decisions, and Identifying Trends – The Power of Data Visualization Tools

The collection, management and analysis of data is becoming increasingly more important for nonprofit organizations. Savvy data management, analysis, visualization and storytelling can lead to increased funding and better programs and services and has become critical to sustaining the work of our ...
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Tech Forward Speaker Spotlight: Robert Cheetham

Tech Forward is excited to welcome Robert Cheetham to Nashville this September! Robert Cheetham is the founder and CEO of Azavea, a B Corporation that applies geospatial technology for civic, social, and environmental impact.
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Data Visualization 101

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 ...
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July 2016 Nonprofit Technology Webinars

You can rely on Tech Impact for timely webinars to increase your organization's IT IQ.
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Microsoft SandDance is a beautiful data visualization tool for chart geeks

Microsoft Research has released SandDance, a free data visualization app that lets you gain insight in your surveys and research projects.
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Nonprofits Taking Big Strides With Data

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 ...
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How Nonprofits Benefit From Data Visualization

  The amount of data being created each year is staggering. By 2015 the global annual rate of data production exceeded 5.6 zettabytes; that's double the rate of growth in 2012, according to  IDC. Data alone, however, hardly gives executives and board members access to the valuable insights that ...
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