Nonprofit organizations that are rethinking the way they collect and distribute data on the communities they serve and the impact of their services need to have a base of key technical capabilities in place.
These skills are often overlooked as the work is happening, and as a result it can be a challenge to determine what the organization needs to get better at collecting and synthsizing data.
This brief PDF outlines a series of key human and technical capacities that a data-driven community should ideally have in place, including strong data management practices, widespread access, and literacy.
It is a useful overview for social sector organizations thinking through their own data practices and capabilities.
Download the PDF here.
The resource comes from Community Information Now, a Texas-based nonprofit that offers data, tools, analysis, and training to inform decisions and improve communities.