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USES FOR DATA

  • DATA can help you demonstrate a problem by showing a need and the consequences of no action
  • DATA can help you demonstrate a viable solution including the effectiveness of a program and the impact of your organization
  • DATA can help you learn more about your donors and increase revenue
  • DATA can help you cut costs and create more efficient processes

TYPES OF DATA

  • QUANTITATIVE data comes in the form of numbers and statistics
  • QUALITATIVE data is data in the form of pictures, words, or objects.
  • INFOGRAPHICS are a great way to display both quantitative and qualitative data. 

DATA SOURCES

  • DONOR data can be acquired through social media analytics and surveys
  • PROGRAM data can be gained by using surveys with your organization’s programs, and reference data can be found online to research the effectiveness of similar programs by other organizations
  • PROBLEM data can be found through numerous online platforms,   including census data, health statistics, and more

MAKE USE OF DATA

  • Start using DATA today to improve your grant applications and create a clear message
  • Use DATA to monitor what social media efforts work, and which ones may need more attention
  • Apply DATA to improve your programs and services by understanding the true needs of the community
  • If your organization uses a CRM, apply the DATA from reports to improve your organization’s processes
  • Use DATA from events and fundraisers to increase revenue for the following year

DATA APPS + SERVICES

Klout is a social media tool that suggests content, helps you create content, and lets you track and analyze the results. Your Klout score is given to measure your influence and it is determined after linking your social networks.

Audiense helps you identify and reach your nonprofit’s target audience. Audience helps you turn insights into actions to grow your organization. Also available through Audiense is the Instagram Community Management and Analytics tool, as well as custimizable chatbots for Twitter messaging.

Viralwoot is a social media scheduler and analytics platform geared towards Pinterest. Promote and schedule pins and analyze data to grow your Pinterest presence.

Followerwonk is a Twitter analytics tool that lets you analyze Twitter accounts to optimize your marketing strategy. Reach your target audience by using tools like Followerwonk. You can compare users, as well as track and analyze followers on Twitter.

Quintly helps you track and optimize your social media performance. One unique feature is that Quintly allows you to Benchmark your social media performance and marketing analytics against competitors and alongside best-practice examples.

Tableau is at the forefront of data and visualization. Visit Tableau and find out more about how data can benefit your organization

HARC offers a variety of customized consulting services that are designed to give clients the information they need to make optimal business decisions. 

Keyhole provides a dashboard used to track hash-tags on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. They provide easy-to-read graphs and layouts to simplify reporting and strategizing.

Dasheroo is a FREE analytical dashboard that enables nonprofits to see “the big picture”. Add data from multiple apps including social media, marketing, and even payment gateway integrations to view metrics on donations. Dasheroo even integrates with SurveyMonkey and Eventbrite.

Google Analytics is a great tool to track and analyze your website traffic. This includes analyzing visits to your site as well as clicks on videos and social sharing links.

DATA Sources

Take a look at some of these online platforms providing data that you can use for grant applications, decision-making, and more.

US CENSUS BUREAU

Data on population, housing, finance, transportation, etc.

DATA.GOV

Portal for a variety of a data from the government

GOOGLE PUBLIC DATA EXPLORER

Global data for human development and economics

EUROPEAN UNION OPEN DATA PORTAL

Data portal for European Union institutions

DATACATALOGS.ORG

Provides government data from the US, Canada, and the EU

AMAZON DATA SETS

Various data sets from different industries

HEALTHDATA.GOV

US healthcare data and population statistics

NHS HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

Health data sets from the UK

UNICEF

Global data on women and children

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

Global data on health, hunger, and disease

AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY

Census survey providing data on occupations, education, veterans, home ownership, and more

CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY

Data on the labor force, including employment, unemployment, earnings, and more 

KIDS DATA

Data on children with special health careeners, child and youth safety, environmental health, and more

OSHPD

The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development provides data from health facilities

US DEPARTMENT OFEDUCATION

Statistics on department services and programs for all levels of education

NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE 

National data on cancer

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL

Health statistics, national death data, scientific data, and more

FOOD RESEARCH AND ACTION CENTER

Data on federal nutrition programs such as WIC and SNAP 

HEALTHCARE COST AND UTILIZATION PROJECT

Data from state organizations, hospitals, and the Federal government 

FED STATS

Economic and population trend data, as well as data on crime, education, and health care

RAND CORPORATION

Data on children, environment, education, labor, population, and more

500 CITIES PROJECT

Data for chronic diseases for the 500 largest cities

FBI UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING PROGRAM

Statistical information from over 18,000 agencies nationwide

POINT-IN-TIME HOMELESS COUNTS

Data on sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons

PEW RESEARCH CENTER

Data on American life and trends

UCSF ACCELERATE

Portal for searching various types of data sets

DATA goes a long way. Get in touch with us if you have questions about data services and how your organization can benefit from applying real-time data to your processes. 

WHY DATA IS WORTH IT

Collecting and using data might sound costly and time-consuming, but modern apps and services are making it easy to see the overall picture, enabling your organization to decrease costs and increase revenue, all while improving your impact. Get started with DATA today!

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