In the Time of Coronavirus: What the Data Say About the Risk to Michigan Nonprofits by Jeff Williams In chaotic times, leading an organization or board of directors and being responsible for charting a clear course forward for clients, employees, and the community becomes more crucial — and more challenging.
Join us for a discussion about the importance of data-driven decision making in nonprofit work and how online data tools from the Johnson Center’s Community Research Institute can help you and your organization identify community challenges, work for change, and measure impact.
Recruiting and Retaining Staff Through Better Benchmarking Data by Brittany Kienker Foundations across the country are looking for ways to use data to make sound decisions, show impact, and be better stewards of their own resources. Likewise, nonprofits are using data to justify their operational and programmatic costs, even as
Listening Carefully: An Argument for Considering All the Data by Kevin Bolduc Field Focus: Data and the Sector is intended to offer us all the opportunity to consider the ways that numbers, statistics, and trends both impact and inform the way we do our jobs. But put another way, we’re
As Americans, we know a lot about ourselves — what we buy, how we vote. But we don’t know a lot about what we give. Historically, when trying to understand how much Americans give — how, where, and to what — two of our best sources have been IRS data
How to Find Data for Nonprofit Research by Huafang Li To conduct research on nonprofit organizations, we need data. But where can we find data that suit our research purposes? Some researchers seemed to hold the idea that the scarcity of data is one of the biggest challenges for making
Data and the Sector: Using Data to Drive Effective Philanthropy by Teri Behrens When we talk about the role of data in philanthropy, the first thing that comes to mind for many people is evaluation. The sector has become very focused on measuring outcomes and impact — and that is
Whether you’re mailing appeals to your donors and prospects, providing e-news updates, or just trying to schedule a visit, data matters. This workshop will provide practical tools and education about how good data hygiene supports your development efforts.
Inclusivity Means Asking the Right Questions by Jason Franklin and Jodi Petersen Drawing on our local, national, and international research, tool development, training, and data work, leaders from the Johnson Center have identified 11 key trends that will impact the work of both grantmakers or nonprofit leaders in the months
Funders and Nonprofits Show Increased Focus on Data and Measurable Progress by Jodi Petersen Drawing on our local, national, and international research, tool development, training, and data work, leaders from the Johnson Center have identified 11 key trends that will impact the work of both grantmakers or nonprofit leaders in the