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. In fact, our donor data migration clients often express surprise at the number of decisions they have to make. D3: What do I do about data that won’t import?

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3 Data Year End Data Questions Your Nonprofit Should Be Asking

TechImpact

Data, data, data. Cloud might be a close second, but data has to reign supreme. All jokes aside, the data your nonprofit collects on a daily daily basis has the potential to alter the course of your organization. However, your data is […]. The post 3 Data Year End Data Questions Your Nonprofit Should Be Asking appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

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Does your charity have too much data?

3rd Sector Labs

How do you know when your organization is storing and using too much data? We were asked this question recently – and it’s a great question. Few customers ask us “When is there too much data?” Let’s use donor data for our discussion.

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Solving the Nonprofit Data Paradox

Connection Cafe

In the Age of Big Data, countless companies are turning their wealth of data into an extremely valuable asset. Unfortunately, the same is not true for many nonprofits and their data. In the book , I explore how nonprofits struggle with maximizing the value in their data.

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More fundraising software = more data headaches

3rd Sector Labs

Let’s face it … there is a direct relationship between the number of fundraising software systems we are using and the data problems we are creating for ourselves. More fundraising software = more data headaches. We don’t know our data. – TSL data expert.

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Exploring Data for Impact

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The world is undergoing a data revolution, and the social sector is no exception. Yet, social enterprises arent typically made up of data geeks. They desperately need to use data better and multiply its impact, but they rarely have the skills or infrastructure to do so effectively.

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5 Critical Characteristics of Data Driven Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

We know that Big Data is fundamentally changing how companies make decisions and improve their performance, but many nonprofit organizations have lagged behind in this area. What I found is compiled in the new book Data Driven Nonprofits. Some organizations still treat data as exhaust.

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Can Data Bring Foundations and Nonprofits Closer?

Connection Cafe

In recent years, we’ve seen a major uptick in organizations across the social good sector looking at data – and how to use data – in new ways. Data champions —whether inside a nonprofit organization or a foundation—know that data on its own doesn’t accelerate impact on its own.

Solved! The Nonprofit Data Mystery

Connection Cafe

Any discussion about nonprofit data or analytics reminds me of Poe’s “The Purloined Letter” because so many organizations have a very valuable asset left out in plain sight. The data nonprofits have is often overlooked and undervalued by them. Everything begins with data quality.

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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. And no, we aren’t simply advocating some chaos theory about data. Organizations in every industry today dependent on good data to be successful. Document your data needs.

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Detailed Accurate Data = Strategy

Connection Cafe

You can have all the data in the world but if it is not accurate or documented then it can be of very little use to you. For example do you have birth dates or email addresses and if not you may want to consider a data appends for these items.

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10 Donor Data Migration Decisions: Q&A with Gary Carr

3rd Sector Labs

Third Sector Labs recently presented a data migration webinar with host Bloomerang. We asked several interesting poll questions to open the event, and the wrapped with a Q&A session. Unfortunately, we could not answer all questions before the event closed.

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

3rd Sector Labs

We have been asking nonprofits a very important fundraising question, and getting some surprising results. The question: Is it easier or more complicated to execute a fundraising campaign today than it was 5 or 10 years ago? Isn’t all this technology and data helping?

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Data and the Human Touch

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

These stories about the needs in our communities are data points of real, positive change. Data is now a core resource. We’re witnessing how data-driven insights are becoming a prerequisite in decision-making and in the practical work of policy and social service organizations.

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10 Questions Every Leader Must Ask

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are 10 important questions business leaders should ask, according to Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge, authors of Helping People Win At Work : Does my business have a clear, meaningful, and easily understood vision/mission? And, one more questions to ask is: Do we celebrate success ?

Attention nonprofits: We don’t know our donor data!

3rd Sector Labs

Understanding data is critically important to success in any business. Unfortunately, data can be boring, even confusing. Many nonprofits don’t know their donor data. If we don’t know our donor data, how can we effectively plan a fundraising appeal? The answers to those questions are simple: we can’t. So, how do we know that nonprofits don’t know their donor data? Data degrades. For starters, ALL data degrades over time.

Fundraising strategy, technology and data Q&A with Chris Goodman and Gary Carr

3rd Sector Labs

The topic – “Drive Your Fundraising Success with Strategy, Smart Technology and Better Data” – focused on the importance of aligning fundraising strategy, technology and a data in order to maximize the efficiencies of all three. Chris and Gary Carr , CEO of Third Sector Labs, led a lively discussion, and both stayed as long as they could after the event to answer questions. QUESTION: We are a small organization …our revenue is under $2M per year.

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Using Software and Data to Change the World

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

It was a blast to be with an entire conference full of social good software and data people from around the world. Using Software and Data to Change the World We are in an amazing time. Of course we know that the questioner has no data to speak of and today’s answer is probably “nothing.” We have to realize that our questioner is asking us a question they don’t realize they are asking; they are asking how a database can help their community!

7 Questions To Ask First

Connection Cafe

So leaning on that background, as well as my more recent decade in nonprofit technology, I offer the following interview questions that an interviewee can ask of a hiring organization, to determine whether a given group is where you should place a career bet. The Seven Questions.

4 Ways Data and Analytics Can Help Nonprofits Achieve Positive ROI

Connection Cafe

It is appropriate to expect positive ROI from data analytics, but remember that expectations must be fueled by actions! Here are 4 key ways data and analytics can help your organization achieve positive ROI: 1. Stay tuned and please get in touch or comment below with any questions.

‘Why don’t you have a nonprofit data management plan?’ Q&A with Debbie Snyder and Gary Carr

3rd Sector Labs

Third Sector Labs recently co-hosted a data management webinar with Debbie Snyder , VP of Sales & Marketing for Adcieo. The topic – “Why don’t you have a data management plan?” ” – focused on why you need, and how to create, a nonprofit data management plan. As always, if you have questions about your nonprofit data management plan, please don’t hesitate to contact us. DEBBIE: That’s a great question.

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When data gets political

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Most days, data is pretty straightforward to us here at OpenIssue headquarters. But sometimes, data is political. Or, I guess more accurately, data models. For a couple of projects we’ve been working on, we’ve been getting very interested in putting together a really expanded and fleshed out data model for gender, sexual orientation, and marital status. Sexuality : Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer, Questioning, Straight.

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Analytics: It’s About More Than Just the Data

Connection Cafe

For brevity let’s decide that it is about technology, techniques and processes for understanding what’s in your data and driving your business practices. Analytics can help to determine trends, prescribe actions and responses, and provide a solid foundation for data-driven decision making.

Detailed Accurate Data = Strategy

Connection Cafe

You can have all the data in the world but if it is not accurate or documented then it can be of very little use to you. For example do you have birthdates or email addresses and if not you may want to consider a data appends for these items.

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7 Questions on Marketing Automation for Nonprofits

EveryAction

As more and more brands adopted inbound marketing tactics, which favor a multi-channel approach, it became clear that to manage complex, far-reaching campaigns, marketers needed a way to automate their efforts and, in return, receive data and analysis on how they paid off.

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

Connection Cafe

So July and August can be a great time to clean-up your fundraising system to make sure your data is as accurate and robust as possible, in particular when you start thinking of embarking on a data analytics and/or prospect screening project in the coming months, let’s say maybe later in the 3 rd and 4 th quarters. Please feel free to check out these individual services on our website at Data Enrichment Services for more details.

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Are You Playing ‘Twenty Questions’ with Your Event Registrants?

Connection Cafe

Just because ‘Twenty Questions’ is a good way to pass the time during road trips, does not mean the game has a place on your event registration form. But are all of those questions really necessary? These questions are your event accessories.

CRM data migration: it’s all about the future

3rd Sector Labs

CRM data migrations are about the future, not the past. So we are going to talk about several important tips to help you stay focused on your donor data future. Why am I being so emphatic as I talk about CRM data and your organization’s future? Because the number one challenge that we deal with at Third Sector Labs in a CRM or donor data migration project is customers who won’t let go of the past. Not to minimize the effort, but data is data.

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A Fundraiser’s Secret Weapon: Data Analytics

Connection Cafe

This post is all about analytics and the vital role it should play in your organization: Let Go of Your Fear – Anyone Can Be Data-Driven. Let Go of Your Fear – Anyone Can Be Data-Driven. Am I using the data I have to its fullest advantage? Let’s begin with your data.

Detailed Accurate Data = Strategy

Connection Cafe

You can have all the data in the world but if it is not accurate or documented then it can be of very little use to you. For example do you have birthdates or email addresses and if not you may want to consider a data appends for these items.

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5 Foundation Trends for 2019: Conquering the Unknown with the Help of Data

Connection Cafe

Here are the five trends I see having the most impact on foundations in this coming year, starting with these new potential partners: Partnerships and Data. A key piece to understanding those root causes as well as coordinating an effective response will be an increased focus on data.

39 Questions Your Nonprofit Can Answer with Facebook Insights

NetWits

Following are just some of the questions you can answer with these reports. Following are questions about those interactions which can be answered in the Users Reports: How many Facebook users view my Page each day? There are few questions you’ll have around fan growth.

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-informed is something very different from a data-driven culture. Being data-driven sounds great—in theory. Or the context for answering a question.

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5 Things You Need to Know about Nonprofits + Big Data

EveryAction

To find out more about how nonprofits are using (or not using) their data to do more good, we asked over 460 nonprofit professionals about their habits, culture, and outlook on the state of data at their organizations. Most nonprofits are collecting data, few know what to do with it.

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Business Intelligence: Using Data to Make Decisions

Connection Cafe

CRM is a great repository of data, but how you use the data is what really matters. Business intelligence is nothing more than using data to make decisions. It does not require a complex data warehouse or a set of fancy business intelligence tools in order to be effective.

The Big Twitter Question

Frogloop

Data from Comscore Nonprofit marketers should evaluate Twitter once again. The network suffered a bad year in 2010 which saw it lose a lot of ground , and become relegated to a second tier network behind Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn in user visits.

Fundraising without donor data: What’s that proverb about giving a man a fish?

3rd Sector Labs

How often do the funds come in without workable donor data – or any donor data – behind it? If your organization is fundraising without donor data to support it, then you have a problem that needs your attention. Fundraising without donor data. Receiving a gift with no donor data behind it is like being given a fish. For tomorrow, you need data … donor data. Fundraising without donor data occurs often.

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Tracking Data for Small Colleges

Connection Cafe

Tracking important data is one of those key functions that all nonprofits should be doing at some level. I believe there are certain questions you need to ask yourself before beginning. Now begins the tough questions. Analytics Data Mining & Modeling Identifying Prospects

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To Analyze or Not to Analyze… That is the Question

Connection Cafe

I do highly recommend that you look for a company that has vast experience in analyzing fundraising data for nonprofits, as well as providing direction on how to utilize the results. Analytics Data Mining & Modeling Donor Strategy Fundraising Success & Performance Identifying Prospects annual gifts donors fundraising potential Major gifts mid-level gifts planned gifts potential prospect pipeline resources

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Ten Essential Questions Business Leaders Must Ask

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are 10 important questions business leaders should ask, according to Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge, authors of Helping People Win At Work : Does my business have a clear, meaningful, and easily understood vision/mission? And, one more questions to ask is: Do we celebrate success ?

Driving Toward Impact With Data Science #15ntc

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It is a session about being Data Savvy featuring colleagues from Crisis Text Line, Global Giving, and DataKind. From online shopping to online dating, our daily interactions are increasingly going digital and, as a result, generating a huge amount of data about our behavior.

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5 Inventive Ways Donor Data Can Boost Your EOY Fundraising

EveryAction

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. Your data, after all, provides insight into your donors. To use your data to innovate your fundraising strategy, you can: Perform prospect research.

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Replacing Mobile Advertising with Real-Time Data

Amy Sample Ward

That’s the question I asked this morning on Qriously, a new application that measures public sentiment, in real time. It works by replacing ads with questions in smartphone and tablet apps. And once all 100 responses were gathered, I took a look at all the data.

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