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5 Critical Characteristics of Data Driven Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

Over a year ago, I set out on a journey to understand why nonprofits are not making more out of the hidden treasure in their data.

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5 New Google Analytics Statistics For Nonprofits

TechImpact

The post 5 New Google Analytics Statistics For Nonprofits appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. No problem.

Crowdsourced data is not a substitute for real statistics

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Guest Beneblog by Patrick Ball, Jeff Klingner, and Kristian Lum After the earthquake in Haiti, Ushahidi organized a centralized text messaging system to allow people to inform others about people trapped under damaged buildings and other humanitarian crises. statistics Haiti crowdsourcing texting Ushahidi correlation human rights SMS

10 Nonprofit Statistics You Have To See

TechImpact

Sometimes, the best thing to do is take a step back, slow down, and look at the data. Image courtesy of Harvard. Source ).

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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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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5 Steps To Collecting Better Donor Data

TechImpact

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

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6 Tips For Creating Better Charts With Your Nonprofit’s Data

TechImpact

Beth’s blog shares Ann Emry’s tips for creating charts with your nonprofit’s data. Showcase data. Visual communication.

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Top 10 Spreadsheet Secrets From A Nonprofit Data Nerd

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Top 10 Secrets of Excel Data Nerds. My Nonprofit Needs a Data Nerd and How to Find Them! You’ll be a data nerd in no time! Enjoy.

How Nonprofits Can Leverage Crowdfunding: Best Practices and Data

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Some statistics from the infographic: $88 is the average donation size. share information and tools, earlier and more easily.

Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We spent a fair amount of time framing and reframing the problem and ended up with a question that focused on data collection.

Nonprofit Experts Weigh In: Their Best Data Tips

NonProfit Hub

We’re bringing you the best nonprofit data tips from the people who advise or work in the nonprofit trenches every day. See what their best tips are to get started or master your data collection and management. Ask a few questions, statistical or open-ended. Collect data on donor interests. Donor Data Checklist.

5 Types of Data Your Nonprofit Should Use for Marketing Success

NonProfit Hub

Check out these five types of data your nonprofit should prioritize to achieve marketing success. Microblogging Data. Mobile Data.

Nonprofit-Centric Data Sharing Sites

NTEN

Data sharing has become a critical part of collaboration and will continue to do so as we are able to access and create more data. There are many sites that allow you to upload data, as well as download other data, for free. The site hosts a wealth of data searchable by agency, category, topic, or geographically.

How to Access and Use Big Data in the Nonprofit World

NonProfit Hub

We’ve all heard that big data is revolutionizing the for-profit world; making companies smarter, leaner and more intuitive. Not as much.

Using Data Effectively in Your Grants Strategy Development

Tech Soup Blog

" For many of us, when it comes to incorporating data into our grantseeking strategies, "devilment" might have been right. How Data Can Improve Your Grantseeking. utilize data to build cutting-edge grant requests. find specific data to support your mission. This Is the Data You're Looking For.

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International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Social Media Data and Public Policy. Social Media generates a lot of data or what some have called “ ambient social data.”

Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd and How To Find Them!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

”      Well, here is are some  ways to find some data nerds to help you with your measurement and analysis: 1. from MIT in rocket science.

What’s up with consumer data privacy?

3rd Sector Labs

The topic of consumer data privacy is getting more and more attention in the media and on Capitol Hill. It all boils down to data … ones and zeroes stored in computer databases that represent billions of digital transactions. More specifically, it’s about consumer data. “Big data” Lots of it.

Report Back from the Do Good Data Conference 2015

NTEN

Jessica Holliday, NTEN’s Operations Director, learned a lot at the Do Good Data Conference in Chicago last week and chose to share some highlights with us. Be Generous with Data—Water for People Ned Breslin from Water for People preached to the choir of the importance of using data to drive successful programs. That’s OK!

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Case Study: The Neverending Data Story

NTEN

Quantitative and qualitative data are often positioned as opposing or complementary means of documenting impact. Where did those grants go?

Data and Analytics Tweet Chat Recap

Tech Soup Blog

Why does data matter to nonprofit organizations and what data matters? How Can Nonprofits Switch to a Data-Driven Culture?

More on Using Crowdsourced Data to Find Big Picture Patterns (Take 3)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

You're absolutely right that information quality comes from people and that data's fitness for a particular purpose is very contextual. To continue in this direction, let’s look at how people use this information. The people who are in most need of information about humanitarian disasters are the organized responders.

Nonprofit Marketing Research Made Simple, No Matter Your Budget

Connection Cafe

Go online to find trade association reports, government data, academic research, and databases such as CPANDA. Turn information into action.

Why is the Cloud Right for Your Nonprofit?

Connection Cafe

Your Data is Safe in the Cloud. Did you know that recent data shows that roughly half of all data attacks target nonprofit organizations?

The Analytics Forecast:  Cloudy Days Ahead!

Connection Cafe

Data Health. Usage Statistics. Data Health. Usage Statistics. Smart Software. 1. Smart Software.

Perspectives from the Charitable Giving Report: National World War II Museum

Connection Cafe

At The National World War II Museum in New Orleans, fundraising is all about data and their data is all about their donors. Acquisition.

Top Reasons to Opt for Data Driven Decisions in Managing Your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

So, to keep in mind all these factors and actually make right decisions, we had to search beyond our instincts and start gathering data to know where we are heading. There are tons of data hidden in the inner resources of your organization and you can collect them from all the people involved in your nonprofit. The effect?

New on SSIR: Data for Promotion, Engagement, and Reporting

Amy Sample Ward

Me? I’m focused on data. If you’ve been waiting for an invitation to dive into data, this is it. Data for Reporting.

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How to forecast fundraising risk before your walkathon stalls

3rd Sector Labs

Can the risk to your next fundraising effort be forecast in advance through some basic data algorithms? That’s in the data too.

Benetech’s Daniel Guzmán Publishes Account of Landmark Guatemalan Human Rights Case

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Guzmán’s article, entitled Speaking Stats to Justice: Expert Testimony in a Guatemalan Human Rights Trial Based on Statistical Sampling , appears in the most recent issue of CHANCE, a quarterly journal published by the American Statistical Association. His family never stopped looking for him.

Data Digest: Open Data for Africa Platform, Silent Data Revolution in MENA and Data Strategies

Tech Soup Blog

This week have a look at the just completed Open Data for Africa platform and learn more about the brewing open data revolution in the MENA region.

Wikileaks War Data Reveal Underreporting of Iraqi Civilian Casualties

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The unofficial Iraq Body Count (IBC) , which tracks civilian casualties in Iraq based on press reports and administrative records, has initiated a comparison of their own data to the deaths documented in the SIGACTS data. This new evidence is consistent with the hypothesis that IBC’s press data underreport small events in Iraq.

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4 Ways A CRM Will Make Your Nonprofit More Efficient

TechImpact

Image courtesy of Political Integrity. A lot of information is popping up about CRM , or Client Relationship Management systems.

5 Good Nonprofit Infographics

NonProfit Trends

Especially when they help reveal a lot of information in a visual format. Includes data from Blackbaud , American Red Cross , MobileMarketer.com , and the Chronicle of Philanthropy. 3. Based on 2006 data, the chart features the 10 major sources of revenue for U.S. Here are five good nonprofit infographics worth looking at. 1.

The Questions Every Nonprofit Should Ask About Sensitive Data

NTEN

These days, big data breach headlines are becoming almost blasé. We've grown so accustomed to such incidents that the mere threat of a data breach no longer carries the weight and urgency that it once did. It is even more difficult to determine the total number of individuals affected by data breaches in 2009. "Why?"

The Self-Taught Analytics Professional

Connection Cafe

There are some great professional development resources, information, and training available to you and your organization you may wish to check out.

Gobs and Gobs of Data: Strategies for Visualizing and Sharing Policy Content

NTEN

Policy-oriented organizations have long produced dizzying amounts of statistical content. In the past, rows and rows of data would die a quick death in thick policy reports or inscrutable spreadsheets. Don't let your data fall victim! Today, there are many tools to visualize and share data online. Make it easy to find.

A Few Good Statistical Analysis Tools

Idealware

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. Overwhelmed by the choices and not sure if you have the necessary statistical chops? SPSS Statistics. Microsoft Excel. Stata.

The Data Every Nonprofit Should be Tracking - Nonprofit Hub

AFP Blog

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. IBM says that 2.5