Nonprofits can be more effective when they tap into the power of data—and that doesn’t happen by accident. It requires you to become more knowledgeable about the data you have and the data you need. In this course, you’ll learn how to do this, and how to mobilize other members of the organization to join you.
It’s important to differentiate between a data champion and a data expert. This course is focused on giving you simple steps to take to help you do your job better by incorporating data in your decision-making. You don’t have to be a data expert to help your organization become data-informed.
This course contains eight videos along with accompanying worksheets and resources. It should take you approximately 90 minutes to complete, including time thinking through your worksheets. Some of the activities may require you to consult your colleagues.
Understand your current situation (data maturity)
Determine what metrics are useful to you (in making decisions, evaluating your work, and telling your story)
Learn some basic practices and tools for collecting and managing data
Understand how to put that data to use: analyze, monitor, and share it