Return on Investment in the Social Sector
Funding partners want to invest in organizations and programs most likely to succeed in helping people – not because those programs make money. Because “helping people” isn’t easily monetized (though many try!), a critical part of nonprofit storytelling is helping funders understand why and how their investment results in lasting change. Defining what it means to help people is a value-driven and data-informed conversation. We have created this document to help you talk to funders about return on investment.
Data Analyst Job Description
Data Analyst/Scientist job description provides a breakdown of an organizations goals, along with the responsibilities and qualifications of a data analyst job candidate.
Action Focused Data Discussion Process and Worksheet
The Action-focused Data Discussion Process & Worksheet is a step-by-step guide.
Assessing the Quality of Programming
Partnerships for Strategic Impact created a one-pager to help organizations assess their quality of programming. In order for an organization to make the case that a specific impact is the result of programming they are providing in the real world, the authors breakdown what three things to look out for during an assessment.
How to Talk to Funders about ROI
This Partnerships for Strategic Impact document breaks down how to talk to funders about ROI in two ways: 1) Understanding what data can and cannot tell you, and 2) Making data-informed, value-driven funding decisions.