Data Mining

3 Things Every Nonprofit Leader Needs to Know About Using Data to Show Impact
February 8, 2019 at 11:39 am

As a self-proclaimed data nerd, I love digging into a piece of research or sifting through the latest social science data to glean insights that I can apply to my work. But I know that’s not the case for everyone. Over time, I’ve learned that people often fall into two camps when it comes to facts and figures...

What’s the Buzz With Metrics—and How They Can Help Your Nonprofit Measure Success
January 4, 2019 at 3:13 pm

Long gone are the days where your nonprofit is guessing or estimating how well its doing. Every nonprofit needs to establish a process of calculating and measuring its success, if they haven’t done so already. But let’s take a closer look at success—what does that really entail? Success varies from one nonprofit to the other;…

Why Should Nonprofits Consider Impact Reporting?
October 3, 2018 at 1:16 pm

In the nonprofit world, every organization strives for change—change for a better world and change in the name of social good—and every nonprofit seeks donors who will support and donate to their causes. But in order to find those quality long-term donors that nonprofits look for, nonprofits need to understand that, in this day and…

Why Your Data Is Crucial for Effective Donor Retention
September 13, 2018 at 1:03 pm

Yes, this is another article that talks about data instead of how to effectively craft a full-fledged marketing strategy for your nonprofit. But what you need to know is that your marketing strategy is already partially crafted by the data you’ve been collecting...

Top 5 Nonprofit Impact Metrics of 2018
August 28, 2018 at 11:50 am

In a recent MobileCause poll of fundraising professionals and nonprofit board members, we gleaned insights into which metrics, beyond the obvious “dollars raised,” demonstrate nonprofit impact...

Not All Data Is Good Data: Leveraging Technology for Nonprofit Benchmarking
August 14, 2018 at 12:51 pm

Nonprofit organizations are vital to making meaningful change in the world and they have significant amounts of untapped potential in their data. But why do some nonprofits struggle to use data while others have successfully harnessed information to drive better decision making?...

An ‘Outcomes Journey’: Using Technology to Align for Impact
June 12, 2018 at 12:48 pm

By this point, you’ve no doubt heard the buzz about outcomes in the nonprofit world. It’s been exciting to see how many nonprofit organizations and foundations are becoming passionate about the idea of measurement and results...

What Does Artificial Intelligence Mean For Nonprofit Organizations?
April 3, 2018 at 12:26 pm

Artificial intelligence is an area of computer science that trains machines to preform tasks that would normally be done by humans. There has been a lot of buzz—both positive and negative—around AI over the last few years. In 2016, Microsoft CEO Staya Nadella declaredthat "bots are the new apps." Last year, Elon Musk warned about the…