Insights into Collaborative Benchmarking Survey for the Social Good Sector

Connection Cafe

It focused on answering the question, “How do we as a sector improve by collaboratively sharing our data?”. The whitepaper included a digital survey documenting the sector’s response to a series of questions on benchmarking usage and opportunity. Insights into the Collaborative Benchmarking Survey Results. Reticence to Share Data – Organizational culture leads to fear of sharing data (even if anonymized) with other organizations.

Better Data, Better Donors

EveryAction

Working in major gifts means tracking relationships, points of contact, and data with multiple high-level donors. While building a long lasting relationship with your major donors is the hallmark of any good major gifts team, those relationships can fall flat without solid data behind them to keep you organized and to inform your strategy. This data can help a user determine the appropriate ask amount for major gift prospects. Use data to your advantage.

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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. Social enterprises are collecting more and more data: data about social problems; data about intervention outcomes; data for collective impact; data for learning; data for dashboards to better operate their enterprises; data for funders; and the list goes on. Yet, social enterprises arent typically made up of data geeks.

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VIRTUAL EVENTS SURVEY – last chance to participate!

SocialFish

Here’s the info from Tagoras: If events of any type are part of your organization’s strategy – whether or not you actually offer a virtual event – please point the right person in your organization to this link: VIRTUAL EVENTS SURVEY. Again, the survey can be accessed at: [link] r/88GZFKW. We always get – and share – some great information from this survey. P.S. – Your organization should submit only one response to this survey.

Data drives better digital marketing for nonprofits

3rd Sector Labs

Using data to drive your digital marketing campaigns is essential. Without the discipline of data, your digital marketing success is based more on hope than strategy and execution. Our corporate marketers understand the criticality of data all too well, especially retailers. For example, Epsilon, a consumer brand loyalty expert, published a short report on using data to build customer loyalty. Use small data (i.e. Data and story-telling.

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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? So, how do we know that nonprofits don’t know their donor data? Data degrades. For starters, ALL data degrades over time. Less than 5% of the advice focused on technology and/or data.

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. Unfortunately, it’s true … and the only way to combat the problem is examine what’s in your data management plan. Organizations in every industry today dependent on good data to be successful. It’s no different for nonprofits, and donor data is at the top of the critical care list.

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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. Most CRM databases have the ability to track and store an enormous amount of data but unless you can link it to helping you in being strategic in segmenting out your database or implementing strategies then it is only taking up space. 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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‘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. The purpose of this post is to share the results of an interesting survey from the beginning of the event, as well as the great attendee follow-up Q&A.

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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. This week, we released the survey results + invited Randy Hawthorne , Executive Director and wearer of many hats at Nonprofit Hub , for a conversation about the data and findings we gathered. Email + donors get the most data love.

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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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Data Ecosystems

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

And the data in these varied tools were siloed – there was no way for one tool to talk to another without: painstaking manual entry. And as more and more organizational processes become web-based (whether “in the cloud&# or self-hosted), and as more and more nonprofit-focused software includes open APIs (with some unfortunate exceptions,) nonprofit data is looking less and less siloed, and more and more like an ecosystem – many different software parts talking to others.

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Data Appends: A Guide for Your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

Data scientists and prospect researchers on the nonprofit payroll are working side by side to mine data within the nonprofit’s information system and create models that predict who is likely to give—and who is not. The nonprofit fundraising database is an enormous reservoir of data about constituents from which to construct these models. A statistical analysis of these data can uncover patterns of behavior or characteristics that predict giving.

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The 2013 State of Community Management Survey

SocialFish

A little bit about the focus of this year’s research, from the Community Roundtable’s call for survey participants (bold mine): Many of TheCR Network members and the organizations we work with struggle with some of the following questions: What is the benefit of a community strategy? If the answer to these questions is yes, hop over to their site, download the survey workbook then take the survey. From the Trenches Useful Data

Nonprofit Economic Survey from GuideStar

Amy Sample Ward

GuideStar , an organization that gathers and publishes data on charitable organizations, recently conducted a survey looking to measure impact of the economic downturn on nonprofits. The old joke fits the findings from our latest nonprofit economic survey, which looked at how charitable organizations fared financially between March and May 2009. Tags: reports data economy research

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The Power of Data to Free Women and Girls

Connection Cafe

Thanks to new platforms, technology and increasingly connected lives, data and stories shared widely can be powerful tools to reveal differences and build a much stronger picture of the injustice that women and girls experience worldwide. Girls’ and women’s movements and advocates have powerful voices in every place they speak, and the more data and evidence they bring to the table , the more women and girls they can represent.

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Just Released! The 2019 Global NGO Technology Survey

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good is very excited to announce that the 2019 Global NGO Technology Survey is now live. This year’s questions delve into web and email communications, online fundraising, social media, data management, and productivity software – and I must say, I think the design this year is awesome! The survey is 100% anonymous and available in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

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Try Qriously for free: Real-time data for your organization!

Amy Sample Ward

They are going to give five organizations 5,000 responses each (these could be divided up into multiple questions or used all for one), for free, with just two stipulations: You can only use global or national surveys (not local). Hopefully, sharing your questions and reasoning in the comments will help others think about the way they can survey the community at large, and sharing back what you learn will help us all! mobile survey apps contest free qriously

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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. Most CRM databases have the ability to track and store an enormous amount of data but unless you can link it to helping you in being strategic in segmenting out your database or implementing strategies then it is only taking up space. 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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Try a New Way to Graph Survey Data in 2015

NTEN

Evergreen Data. Explore a whole new data visualization wardrobe for 2015. Do this with your data by outfitting it in some rockstar gear. Data data visualization evaluation Communications Stephanie Evergreen. May we suggest the Likert scale line? If you’re like me (and you are), as I draw the curtains on 2014 I’m thinking ahead to want I want to accomplish next year.

Participate in the 2013 Tech Staffing Survey!

NTEN

In partnership with The NonProfit Times , NTEN is conducting the 8th annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing and Investments survey in order to provide both benchmarks and qualitative data about technology decisions and practices among the NTEN Community and The NonProfitTimes subscribers. > > Share your experience: please take the 2013 Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Survey ! The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete.

Participate in the 2015 Nonprofit Tech Staffing & Investments Survey!

NTEN

Did you know that over 64% of nonprofits include technology in their strategic plan, and there''s been an increase in the number of "data" staff at nonprofits? In partnership with Care2 and TechSoup Global , NTEN is conducting the 9th annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing and Investments survey in order to provide both benchmarks and qualitative data about technology decisions and practices among NTEN, Care2, and TechSoup Global''s community. >

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. Most CRM databases have the ability to track and store an enormous amount of data but unless you can link it to helping you in being strategic in segmenting out your database or implementing strategies then it is only taking up space. 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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Take NTEN's Data Ecosystem Survey

Idealware

NTEN is taking a look at how nonprofits' systems work together (if they do at all) with their first Data Ecosystem Survey. They plan to analyze this data and provide a report to help you start to evaluate the systems your organization uses and how they connect. When you have a spare 10-15 minutes today, please take the survey. > Take me to the survey!

Takeaways From the Year-End Nonprofit Fundraising Survey

NonProfit Hub

Last year over 1,300 organizations responded to the Nonprofit Research Collaborative’s year-end Nonprofit Fundraising Survey (NFS). This annual report collects data on everything from overall sector growth, to fundraising goals, to regional data, to projections for the future. If survey respondents are representative of the entire sector, this could indicate positive news for charities with operating budgets below $1 million,” the report said.

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IMPORTANT PLEASE SHARE: 5 Minute Social Media and Leadership Survey

SocialFish

This is a quick and dirty survey that will only take you five minutes – we greatly appreciate everyone’s particpation. Also – please SAVE THE DATE of October 16 , when we will be hosting a Humanize event in Downtown DC where we will share the results of this survey and an analysis of the implications for business. Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world’s leading questionnaire tool. Featured Humanize Useful Data

Announcing the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Survey!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Thank you for taking the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Survey! . Published in English, español, and français, the goal of the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Survey is to gain a better understanding of how donors worldwide prefer to give and engage with nonprofits, NGOs, and charities worldwide. The data will be released on September 4, 2017 in the inaugural edition of the Global Trends in Giving Report at givingreport.ngo.

Donor Data And Your Nonprofit

TechImpact

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. The truth is, without the help of data, effectively planning a fundraising strategy or maintaining high donor retention numbers makes a hard job near impossible. Data degrades.

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Study Finds Text Messaging More Effective for Healthcare Surveys than Phone Calls

Mobile Commons

From collecting patient data to conducting clinical trials, a well-run survey can make a big difference in how efficient and effective your healthcare organization is run. A new study published in PLos One suggests that health surveys conducted over text messages gather higher quality data than surveys conducted over phone calls. Comparing survey responses from text messages and phone calls.

Please take the NOSI survey

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Please take the NOSI survey January 7, 2008 In my work with NOSI (the Nonprofit Open Source Initiative,) I’ve become really interested in how FOSS is used in nonprofit organizations. I think this is data we need to know, so that we can understand better what gaps are preset, and what we can do to fill those gaps.

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Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 2b: Surveys and Interviews

Connection Cafe

Surveys and Interviews are useful tools to help us learn and/or validate what constituents want from a nonprofit’s website. We can also get a feel for what constituents want by reviewing the Analytics Data and seeing what content is most popular. Our purposes for Surveys and Interviews are: To collect opinions and feedback about various aspects of the website. Survey or Interviews? Remember our goal of triangulating data? Surveys and Interviews [this post].

Report Release: Upated Nonprofit Data Ecosystem Survey

NTEN

It's been two years since we released the first Nonprofit Data Ecosystems Survey report, which provided a look at not only what particular technology tools and vendors the NTEN community uses for the different data management functions across their organization (from email to volunteers), but also the grades they assign to those tools and vendors on criteria such as after-sale support and usability.

Optimize Your Nonprofit Fundraising Team with Human Data

Connection Cafe

At this year’s bbcon, the Blackbaud Institute was thrilled to welcome Tim Kachuriak to give a presentation on what he knows best: how to optimize your team with data. As a member of the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact’s new advisory board and CEO of NextAfter , Kachuriak discussed how using human data can transform the hiring process of your organization and ensure that top candidates are the best fit for the role.

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3 Ways to Qualify Major and Legacy Gift Prospects

Connection Cafe

Donor surveys. Donor Surveys . Another cost-effective way to identify qualified major and legacy donor prospects is through donor surveys. Traditionally, donor surveys have been used by nonprofits as a research device. Nonprofits and frequently, their outside consultants, have implemented surveys to learn about positioning statements, trends in donor sentiment, and more. Data-driven decision making is all the rage, and it should be.

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IMPORTANT: 2013 Nonprofit Engagement Data Management Study

SocialFish

From the NTEN blog : When it comes to tracking and using “engagement” data – the actions, interactions, and even conversations that relate to an organization’s work but don’t necessarily represent the transactional or financial data that have been traditionally used for measuring an organization’s health – today’s nonprofits are either tracking a lot, or hardly anything at all. Useful Data Check it out!!

Lessons on Policymakers, Gender Equality, and Data

Connection Cafe

Last week at the United Nations General Assembly , Equal Measures 2030 launched a multi-country policymaker survey that explored perceptions of progress on gender-related issues and access to and use of data to inform decisions. What did we learn from the survey? While many policymakers were unable to estimate the scale of issues related to girls and women, the majority said they would know where to access data on these issues should they need to.

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A Survey from the Communities of Impact: Data Practices in the Nonprofit Sector

NTEN

In February we introduced you to NTEN''s Communities of Impact (CoI), a pilot program whose 19 participants are spending this year looking at ways nonprofits measure, learn from, and share their data. One of the CoI cohorts recently launched a survey to better understand how nonprofits and NGOs around the world use data. Can you spare a few minutes to take this anonymous, community-led survey ? communities of impact Community community survey data Data

Report Release: Updated Nonprofit Data Ecosystem Survey

NTEN

It's been two years since we released the first Nonprofit Data Ecosystems Survey report, which provided a look at not only what particular technology tools and vendors the NTEN community uses for the different data management functions across their organization (from email to volunteers), but also the grades they assign to those tools and vendors on criteria such as after-sale support and usability.

5 Ways to Use Donor Data to Increase Retention

NonProfit Hub

However, having the right donor data on hand can really improve your nonprofit’s fundraising approach. When your team is able to effectively manage your donors, steward your relationships and make solicitations based on donor data, the sky’s the limit for your fundraising success. We’ll walk you through the most effective ways to manage and leverage your nonprofit’s donor data using donor database software tools. Keep philanthropic and wealth screening data in sight.

How to Make an Awesome Survey

Idealware

Surveys are an important part of my work at Idealware--they allow us to gather a large amount of information from nonprofits, and to get their perspectives on the technology they use. But surveys can be very difficult. If the survey is too long, most people will just stop answering questions; if people don't understand the questions, you won't get usable data. Honestly, who hasn't started taking a survey, only to quit after one of ten pages? (I

Pew Finds that Sending Text Reminders Shortens Response Times from Survey Panelists

Mobile Commons

Pew found that texts combined with emails would spur survey participants to respond much faster than people who just received emails. Sending notifications via text to consenting survey panel members improves response time,” Pew writes, compared with those who received only email reminders. “This has important implications for survey researchers who need to collect data in a short amount of time.” – Pew That impact is magnified in the first few hours and days.

5 Best Practices for Collecting Supporter Data

NonProfit Hub

Clicking on any of the three takes you to a different form where you’re asked to take a 2-minute survey so the organization can understand your interests and motivations. This is data collection at its simplest and most natural. The purpose of the above data collection effort was to personalize future communication. Start by identifying your overarching goals for supporters and then breaking it up into sub-goals that are achievable through data. Segment your data.

Research Friday: Why Take a Survey?

ASU Lodestar Center

In our professional and personal lives, we are all asked to take a dozen or more surveys every year. At work, I receive email surveys on everything from how we use social media to how we like the services of our vendors. Being the recipient of so many surveys, I pick and choose which I respond to. We do this survey because nonprofits need to raise their collective voice, and the survey provides a powerful vehicle to do so. posted by.