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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


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

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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10 Nonprofit Statistics You Have To See


Sometimes, the best thing to do is take a step back, slow down, and look at the data. Image courtesy of Harvard. Source ) 6.4% Source ) 18.2%

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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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. Why You Should Collect Data. Types of Data to Collect. IBM says that 2.5

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


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

First I had to “ Stop Fearing the Spreadsheet ” and then started to interview nonprofit data nerds about their Excel secrets.

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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. Help!

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 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.

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Online Benchmark Reveals Key Insights for Nonprofits in 2017

Connection Cafe

While fundraising involves a lot of common sense and experience, data should be the points on the map that guide our decisions. Giving USA.

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.

Nonprofit-Centric Data Sharing Sites


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.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve also collected infographics that summarize global data on various platforms on a pinterest board. Global Conversations. GeV at 4.9

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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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. The skills are out there.

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. The topic of consumer data privacy has had the attention of Capitol Hill for some time. It all boils down to data … ones and zeroes stored in computer databases that represent billions of digital transactions.

5 Inventive Ways Donor Data Can Boost Your EOY Fundraising


The best way to reach your donors in meaningful ways is to look into your donor database or CRM and analyze the data that you have.

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. Smart Software.

Case Study: The Neverending Data Story


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

Report Back from the Do Good Data Conference 2015


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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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?

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.

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

Amy Sample Ward

I’m focused on data. This year will, I hope, be the year of data. Here are a few ways to get started: Data for Promotion.

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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


A lot of information is popping up about CRM , or Client Relationship Management systems. are using spreadsheets to manage their information?

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 , , and the Chronicle of Philanthropy. 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.

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.

Ways We Can All Help Advance Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment

Connection Cafe

We can confidentially provide contact information for local or national helplines that offer supportive and legal services. We can notice.

The Questions Every Nonprofit Should Ask About Sensitive Data


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?"