Nonprofits and Data

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This group is for those interested in learning and sharing about all things data-related for nonprofits. The Nonprofits and Data group is for people using data to serve a mission, either directly or by improving nonprofits and the nonprofit sector. That includes everything from collecting data and managing databases to analytics, data visualization and data mining. Here are some examples of topics we discuss: using data to improve organizational effectiveness, measuring impact, using data for storytelling, tools for data management and analysis, figuring out the “right” data to collect, and learning skills to help us use data better.

"Using a CRM for Program Outcome Measurement" at 20NTC: Seeking Co-Presenters

  • 1.  "Using a CRM for Program Outcome Measurement" at 20NTC: Seeking Co-Presenters

    Posted Oct 21, 2019 09:35
    Hi everyone,

    I'm co-presenting a workshop at 20NTC called "Using a CRM for Program Outcome Measurement: A Crash Course". We're looking for a couple of additional co-presenters who work at nonprofits and have a passion for this subject (and helping others with it!) -- so this seemed like the best place to find you!

    Below is a draft of the workshop description -- if it looks like something you'd love to help with, please reach out!!

    Many thanks,



    Who should attend?

    Execs, board members, and program or IT staff who are not yet using a CRM for program outcome measurement.

    By the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to…

    • Identify the information related to your program that needs to be tracked to measure your program's impact.
    • Map your chosen program information to a CRM schema.
    • Understand what kinds of reports will enable informed decision making.


    You know your program's goals. Perhaps you're already collecting a lot of data about your program. But are you sure you're tracking the right data? Do you know how to use this data to determine your impact?

    This session will give you the insights and tools you need to:

    • Determine the data you need to track to best measure your program's impact;
    • Set up a data model to track this data in a CRM;
    • Analyze your newly collected data with reports;
    • Use these reports to make informed decisions about your programs.

    We will explore concepts such as theory of change and logic model, developing an understanding of how to connect your desired outcomes with data, and ultimately determining the degree of your program's success. Our focus will be on how technology can help facilitate this understanding of your organization's impact.


    Jake Grinsted
    New York, NY
    2020 Nonprofit Technology Conference Logo  w/ Baltimore Skyline