3 data tips for charities

Data is a hot topic in the charitable sector as it gives organisations the chance to measure if what they are doing is actually having an impact. Here are three tips to bear in mind when thinking about data.

| 30th Jul 13

Data is a hot topic in the charitable sector as it gives organisations the chance to measure if what they are doing is actually having an impact. In a recent article for the Guardian Voluntary Sector Network, Duncan Ross discusses how charities should use data analytics to make more informed decisions. We have summarised these below:

  1. Use data to improve your services. Rather than just proving results, take time to analyse your findings and make any changes which could enhance the way your organisation operates.
  2. Think about hiring specialists and sharing data with supporters or other organisations.
  3. Data can solve practical challenges as demonstrated in these case studies.