2020 Data Empowerment Report

Nov 25, 2020
Data • Governance • Security
Data Empowerment Report 2020 cover

This research was updated in the 2022 report.

Nonprofits frequently wonder how other organizations manage data collection and security and what policies they have in place to manage them.

Our report explores how organizations representing various sizes and mission-focus allocate resources and oversee the tremendous volume of data they collect. We encourage you to use the report to initiate conversations with your colleagues and examine how your organization can manage its data responsibilities.

Thank you to our partner Fidelity Trustees’ Charitable Initiative, for sponsoring this report.


The report references several policies that your nonprofit should be using. We've written sample policies that you can use as templates to customize for your organization.

Data Policies Your Nonprofit Needs
Getting Started With a Data Inventory
Safe Communication Policy
Sample Privacy Policy
Sample Web Content and Social Media Policy

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