September 2012: Data

Learn From Each Other, Not Just the Data

Submitted on Wed, 9/19/2012 - 2:58pm
Using data to help your organization succeed in its mission involves achieving consensus on what success looks like, getting good data that helps drive decisions making, and performing good analysis so you understand what is and is not working.
By Katie Delahaye Paine – CEO

Metrics: Go Beyond Counting Likes and Followers

Submitted on Tue, 9/18/2012 - 3:35pm
Instead of focusing on metrics first, ask yourself what you ultimately want people to do.
By John Haydon – Partner

How to Talk About the Right Data in the Right Way Within Your Org

Submitted on Mon, 9/17/2012 - 10:54am
We realized we were trying to do too much, and we lost focus and interest and just gave up. Figure out what really matters and how you can get that data.
By Carie Lewis Carlson – Director of Emerging Media

Dipping Your Toes into Metrics Tracking

Submitted on Thu, 9/13/2012 - 4:16pm
It's very easy to get overwhelmed when diving into metrics and measurement. So, start small.
By Jess Main – Operations Manager

The Challenges of Disparate Data in Nonprofits (and How to Overcome Them)

Submitted on Wed, 9/12/2012 - 4:43pm
While not a panacea, CRM systems have the potential to reduce many data challenges. Here are just a few of the ways that enlisting CRM technology (and the processes to support it) can help your organization.
By Keith Heller – CEO

The 3 Keys to Designing More Effective Data Visualizations

Submitted on Tue, 9/11/2012 - 4:42pm
By focusing on what's essential to your audience and your brand, not only will you more effectively make your case, you'll also have greater impact.
By Matt Schwartz – Founder, Chief Brand Strategist

How-to: Leverage Volunteer Data

Submitted on Fri, 9/7/2012 - 3:43pm
Collecting and synthesizing volunteer data may take a little time on the front end, but it should pay off in the long run. It's all about turning the raw numbers into usable tools for evaluation, decision-making, and action plans for the future.
By Shawn Kendrick – Nonprofit Blogger