Why is Data Important: Nonprofit Data Management

Why is Data Important: Nonprofit Data Management 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 ...
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Managing Your Nonprofit Data Differently

  Image courtesy of Cabbage Tree Solutions These "4 A's" just might be your nonprofit's new way of planning your data management. Data management can be a tedious, difficult process. But if done right, it has the potential to be one of the most rewarding and profitable endeavors your nonprofit can ...
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Best of the Web: May 2016

Do They See What You're Saying? In college, I had a professor who asked, “Do you see what I’m saying?” after nearly everything he said. It was a nervous tick more than anything, but I was tempted to stand up and say, “No! I don’t see what you’re saying!” It was a philosophy class and, while he was ...
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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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Preparing For Data Disasters

Data. 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.
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Infographic: Advance Your Missions With Data Management

Image: SAS The power of data has swayed traditional business practices in both for profit and nonprofit organizations alike. In the nonprofit sector, through effectively harnessing, organizing, and subsequently visualizing data and information about donors, organizations are armed with a plethora ...
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The Need For Better Data Management

In what seemed like the blink of an eye, the word “big data” dominated the headlines around the world and struck fear in the hearts of CIO’s, nonprofit executives, and the back-office IT guy. What used to be the problem of big technology firms in Silicon Valley quickly became a problem for almost ...
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3 Reasons Tech Implementations Fail And How To Avoid It

  Image courtesy of Column 5 Making a small or large scale tech change can be intimidating. Investments, changes in work flow, and a host of potential problems when implementing the tech are all daunting challenges to face. However, if your team properly prepares, implementing your latest tech ...
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6 Tips For Visualizing Your Nonprofit's Data

  Every nonprofit, firm, agency, corporation, and conglomerate is a data company. But being able to turn that data into actionable information is another mountain to climb altogether. Charting and graphing your nonprofit's data is a great way to turn those raw numbers into a more intelligible form. ...
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Select The Right CRM For Your Nonprofit

Choosing the CRM that best serves your nonprofit’s needs is one of the most important technology decisions your nonprofit can make. Your CRM, or constituent relationship management system, is a digital catalog that works for your nonprofit when correctly utilized.
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