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
  • learning skills to help us use data better

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1.  Using organizational data to do nonprofit operational capacity analysis

Posted 6 days ago
Dear NTEN Colleagues,

We think that operational capacity analysis is the next big thing in nonprofit management - or at least it ought to be!

Tech Networks of Boston invites you to take a look at this short video by Quintus Jett on nonprofit operational capacity analysis, which is an excerpt from our sales-pitch-free Super Roundtable series.

We are deeply grateful to Quintus Jett of Rutgers University for being our featured guest, and also to our wonderful partners in making this webcast widely available: TSNE Missionworks and the Boston NonProfit Center.

If you'd like to see a list of future events offered by Tech Networks of Boston, please follow this link:

Best regards from Deborah

Deborah Elizabeth Finn | Senior Strategist
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2.  RE: Using organizational data to do nonprofit operational capacity analysis

Posted 5 days ago

Thanks for sharing, Deborah. This reminds me of a great presentation I heard at NTC 2015 by Bob Filbin from the Crisis Text Line. He talked about using data to figure out ways to improve their processes and strategies so each counselor could help more people in crisis.

Data community members – is anyone using data to improve program efficiency? If so, how are you approaching the challenge? Inquiring minds want to know!

Judy Freed
Marketing Strategist, Alliance for the Great Lakes
Co-Organizer, NTEN Nonprofits and Data Community
Chicago, Illinois