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Solved! The Nonprofit Data Mystery

Connection Cafe

The data nonprofits have is often overlooked and undervalued by them. Everything begins with data quality. Descriptive analytics.

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Why Data Informed VS Data Driven?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the questions I was asked,  ”Why Data Informed? Why Not Data-Driven?” Being data-driven sounds great—in theory.

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New Report! Collected Voices: Data-Informed Nonprofits


And what happens when you connect energized, smart, data-passionate nonprofit professionals for a year of learning and knowledge sharing?

Data in the Wind | 4 Options for Fine-Tuning Old Data

Connection Cafe

You probably have data that’s in the same shape as my old guitar. attended several sessions at bbcon 2015 about data-driven decision making.

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Attention Nonprofit #datanerds: Data-Informed Fundraising!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

RT @ kanter what every #datanerd needs in their wardrobe – I Love Data T-shirt We may need to start wearing these here!

Using Data to Predict Fundraising Results

Connection Cafe

The more an end user can do (modifying filters, working in the report data), the better. Staff will respond to what you are counting.

Big Data and Big Benefits for YOU!

Connection Cafe

“Big data” has been a “big topic” for quite some time now. What does big data mean?

Drowning in Marketing Data? 3 Steps to Take Control

Connection Cafe

In fact, we have so much data to analyze and interpret that it can be hard to know where to start. First: Devise a data strategy.

Data Digest: Introducing the Information Chef

Tech Soup Blog

Information is what we feed our brains, so we should consume healthy, fresh, local, organic information, and be concerned with ethical sourcing.

Analytics: It’s About More Than Just the Data

Connection Cafe

Analytics can help to determine trends, prescribe actions and responses, and provide a solid foundation for data-driven decision making.

Five Tips for Nonprofits Data Visualization

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Five Tips for Nonprofit Data Storytelling by Matthew Scharpnick. They understand the importance and power of data. How old is she?

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More fundraising software = more data headaches

3rd Sector Labs

More fundraising software = more data headaches. Second, nonprofits are not littered with technology experts and data scientists.

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Summer Cleaning: A Data Hygiene Checklist Any Nonprofit Can Reference!

Connection Cafe

Here at Blackbaud, our Target Analytics team has an abundant product offering for data clean-up with our Data Enrichment Services , and other vendors may provide some or all of these types of services as well.  Please feel free to check out these individual services on our website at Data Enrichment Services for more details.

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The Information Diet: Not Just A Book, A Movement For Conscious Consumption of Information

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The problem of “information overload” is nothing new and has been around for centuries.   All you have to do read Ann M. 4-5: Email.

Infographic: Big Data, Big Profits


Marketers everywhere have access to more information, quantifiable data, and often times, funds than ever before. Is data alone enough?

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New and Improved Data Visualization Tool: Maps for Media Funding

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

List: View and sort foundation, recipients and grants data in table form. Journalism News and Information. Click to See Visualization.

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Do You Know What Your Data is Telling You?

Connection Cafe

“Big data” can help nonprofits predict future behavior precisely and provide an important competitive edge. And it creates ripple effects.

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4 Strategies To Utilize Your “Big Data”


If you’ve read an article about big data in the last year or two, and thought “That’s too big to effect my nonprofit…” you’re probably wrong.

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What’s in your data management plan?

3rd Sector Labs

If your data isn’t getting better, it’s getting worse.  – TSL data expert. The need for the Data Management Plan.

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Top 10 Tough Donor Data Migration Decisions

3rd Sector Labs

If you’ve migrated donor data from one CRM to another, no doubt you have dealt with a lot of difficult decisions. The list. What now?

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The Ice Bucket Challenge Epilogue: Data

3rd Sector Labs

It’s true – Mashable reported this amazing data milestone in September. It’s all about the data. Discussion and debate.

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Clouds, Data, And Your Nonprofit


Their ability to centralize and organize information, files, and data imperative to your nonprofit is to the success of your mission.

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Fundraising data analytics – mining the gold in your own backyard

3rd Sector Labs

Fundraising data analytics is becoming more popular – and more necessary in today’s philanthropy marketplace. What do to?

Does Rigorous Data Analysis Thwart Effective Storytelling by Non-Profits?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The event also included plenary speakers, including a provocative talk about storytelling with data from Alexandra Samuel. nptech?

Actionable Data is Better than Big Data (And Learning Trumps Both)


At last year’s ASAE Technology Conference there was a lot of discussion of “big data.” Humanize Useful Data

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4 Ways Nonprofits Can Turn Website Click Data into Actionable Steps

Connection Cafe

Some nonprofits spend a lot of time on content and information architecture when redesigning their website. Web Analytics & Nonprofits.

Spotting the Human Side of Data at DoGoodData Conference

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

“Problems don’t start with data, they start with people.” Data As True North. Plenty (@PlentyCo) May 1, 2015.

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The Data Every Nonprofit Should be Tracking

NonProfit Hub

Data can be a daunting thing. quintillion bytes of data are produced every day. There’s no denying that some of that information could be used by your organization, and you don’t need to be a statistics major to take advantage of it. Here are some things that can help you understand how your organization can use data for good.

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Can Stories Be Data?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Your numerical data can tell stories , but can stories be data that leads to continuous improvement?   Do numbers only matter?

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Donor Data And Your Nonprofit


There are more tools available to nonprofits today that can be used for measuring their donor data than ever before. Whether it be a CRM , GoogleAnalytics , or a social media analytic tool like SproutSocial , measuring and understanding data is an essential part of contemporary business. But, they don’t call it “Big Data” for nothing.

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Workplace Giving Data Problems Just Got Worse

3rd Sector Labs

Nonprofits everywhere are struggling to get their hands on reliable, useful workplace giving data from corporate giving programs. The result?

It’s that time of year: your 8-step fundraising data checklist

3rd Sector Labs

Have you completed your fundraising data checklist? What are we talking about – a fundraising DATA checklist? Because data is boring. Certainly fundraising data management isn’t as interesting as writing good copy, telling stories about your nonprofit’s successes, or chasing new potential donors. Right?

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Technology, data and fundraising: is it getting too complicated?

3rd Sector Labs

Isn’t all this technology and data helping? Based on informal discussions with webinar attendees, the problem seems clear. Ooops!

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5 Steps To Collecting Better Donor Data


The technical terms “data mining” and “predictive modeling” are really just industry terms words for “gather information” and “educated guessing.”.

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Driving Toward Impact With Data Science #15ntc

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Data science is the art of turning the massive amount of data out there into actionable information. Photo by Lee Haywood.

Personal Health Data: It’s Amazing Potential and Privacy Perils

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” The Jawbone has  previously put out aggregate data reports around sleep habits of those that wear its device. Data Walking

Recent Social Media User Data: One Big Takeaway for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The data also showed that Twitter was the platform where users go for breaking news. Of course, this is a just a tactic.

5 Book Recommendations for Nonprofit Networking and Data Nerds

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This book is how to create a data-informed culture in your organization that values outcome based measurement. Evergreen. Books

We Heart Social Data: But What Do We Do With It?


No one wants a warehouse of data that collects cobwebs and dust. We want data that can help us make our work more meaningful and efficient. We want data that will help us change the world for the better. When it comes to collecting social media data, most of us are hoarders. Danielle Brigida. National Wildlife Federation.

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Your Nonprofit’s New Data Management Process


These “4 A’s” just might be your nonprofit’s new way of planning your data management. Accumulate. Analyze. Apply.