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2 Foolproof Ways to Increase Survey Response Rates (and it’s not magic!)

2 Foolproof Ways to Increase Survey Response Rates It’s not magic! September 26. 2023 Maryfrances Porter Whenever I speak, survey development is BY FAR the most popular topic. I often […]

September 24, 2023

Nonprofits CANNOT Measure Long-term Impact

I’m being provocative – and – once someone leaves services you can no longer control what happens. The world is a complex and chaotic place. Your clients use what you gave them immediately, later, or (sadly) never. You have literally no control.

September 12, 2023

3 Data Culture Must-Have’s

I worked with an organization which wanted to be dedicated to collecting and using data. But, data was only seen as a fundraising tool, so they didn’t create a positive data culture.

August 13, 2023

3 Keys to Successful Surveys

There are approximately a zillion more simple things you can do to boost response rates, improve the quality of your data, and ensure you are collecting data you can turn into action. Here are the three most important!

July 29, 2023

3 Steps to Power

I know – because I’ve been there with you – that measuring the goodness nonprofits put out into the world can feel cumbersome.

July 17, 2023

2 Critical Nonprofit KPIs

Corporations are focused on KPIs and profit because better KPIs result in higher profit. What does this mean for the nonprofits they invest in? How do nonprofits – who produce goodness not profit – speak to their corporate funders?

July 11, 2023

Why Nonprofits Should NOT do Program Evaluation

The scientific method just doesn’t fit the budget, the mission, or the needs of nonprofits in the complex, day-to-day work of providing critical services. What the nonprofits I worked with needed was actionable data

June 20, 2023

All You Need to Know About Statistics in <300 Words

I definitely believe we should all have the basic ability to be wise consumers of data, because there’s a lot of bad and misleading data out there. But, I think it goes a step too far to say nonprofit leaders should be able to engage in “statistical thinking.”

June 19, 2023

What do I do with all this data?

Since making a difference is at the heart of all the efforts of foundations and their grantees, it’s natural to want to know if the work is actually benefiting people. But how do you measure THAT?

June 6, 2023

3 Myths about Data Stories

Lots of people are uncomfortable about putting their understanding of the data out there. “What if I’m wrong? What if I don’t have enough information?”

April 21, 2023

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