Here are some common questions I get from nonprofit leaders data and analytics:
● “How do I implement analytics in my nonprofit?”
- from an ED of 7 PT staff nonprofit
● “What data should I think of collecting to report impact for my funders?”
- from an MGO in an 85 FT + PT staff nonprofit
● “What analytics practices and processes should I think about when I speak with my research team?”
- from a CDO of 100+ FT + PT staff nonprofit
● “What should I change in my data collection to get closer to JEDI?”
- from an ED of 25 FT staff nonprofit
(I am including staff size to make a point)
And the list of such good questions continue. I appreciate them all - because every opportunity to talk through these questions show someone is willing and interested to listening.
I have finally built this little chart from all such conversations.
I pick the following two questions to form my response for them:
● Do you need to be hands-on yourself to achieve a data-related project? Do you need to include it in your role description actively? Or is it a good add-on?
● Do you have the interest and skills for data-related projects?
The chart below shows high-level actions on the combinations of responses to the above questions. From here, we drill down on next steps as relevant.
What do you think? Anything else here that I should consider in this picture?