Years of working with nonprofits, community coalitions, foundations, and state agencies has taught me one thing: data is messy!
But that doesn’t mean that data has to be confusing.
Clients often contact me looking for a quick-fix solution like a dashboard or a new database, when what is really needed is coaching and capacity building.
Because there is no one-size-fits-all model to data challenges. Every data point represents a person, an experience, or a choice. It’s time to put the human experience back into data.
Does this sound familiar?
- You are feeling overwhelmed by the amount of data you collect
- You have data stored across multiple systems.
- Your funders and board are asking about your program impact
- You wonder if you’re collecting the right data
- Your data processes are taking time away from serving your community and clients
- You want to tell a more meaningful story about your program
I get it. I’ve been there too.
What if there was a different way?
Imagine if you could…
- Simplify the amount of data you collect
- Develop a customized, realistic, meaningful, and sustainable data strategy
- Understand who your program is working for and when
- Reduce the time it takes to make data-informed decisions
- Communicate your impact to your funders, board, and partners
You already have all of the tools you need to move from confusion to clarity.
How can you move from confusion to clarity?
I coach organizations through a 3-step opportunities and outcomes mapping process to help reconnect your data with your vision and values. This process will transform your team to move from data to insight to action so you can do your good work even better.
Articulate your goals
Map your strategies
Create a plan
Tell your story
Each of these steps can be carried out in isolation but the biggest gains are found when we work through all three.
Are you ready to make data your friend instead of your foe?
Let’s chat about how we can bring opportunities and outcomes mapping to your organization.