Colorado Nonprofit Association

Training: Build Your Data Strategy


As nonprofits, we exist to help our communities and change the world for the better. But we can only achieve these great heights if we can keep our organizations afloat and pointed in the right direction. Data may feel irrelevant or even counterproductive to such an endeavor driven by heart and soul, but the right analytics can in fact amplify the good we can do – if we develop them mindfully and intentionally. To create human-centered insights that can accelerate our change-making, we need a data strategy.

There are four core elements to a complete data strategy for nonprofits:

o   Sourcing accurate, reliable data

o   Selecting or designing meaningful metrics

o   Producing actionable insights

o   Integrating those insights into decision-making

 In this workshop, we will cover the core essentials of these four steps so you can effectively start and maintain a simple yet meaningful data strategy that will amplify the impacts your organization can have. Together we will complete a worksheet that will guide you through developing your core data strategy.

Recorded 8/24/22


Alexandra Mannerings, Merakinos