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How to Make Data Actionable

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Only 50% of organizations surveyed use the data available to them to drive decision-making (Source). While access to data has grown in recent years, the same investment has not been made to build data capacity. The result is an inability to take advantage of the full potential data-driven decision making offers: assurance that your impact organization is taking action in ways that drive direct and efficient progress toward goals.

Download How to Make Data Actionable and receive clear next steps no matter where you are in your data journey:

  • Part One explores ways your organization can set itself up to be able to utilize the data available to you - a crucial first step and an important ongoing exercise to ensure you're applying an equitable lens to your data collection.

  • Part Two details how you can be putting your data to work, using the information available to you to build stronger programs and inspire further action in four key areas.
  • Part Three brings these points to life, explaining how some of your peers are using data in these four areas today to accomplish inspiring work.


A Snapshot: Table of Contents

The Challenge Today: Connecting the Dots Across Multiple Sources of Data

by Chantal Forster, Technology Association of Grantmakers


Part One: Make Data Actionable

Provide Resources and Training by Kathryn L.S. Pettit

Transparency: Sharing What Matters powered by Center for Effective Philanthropy

Tools to Collect and Analyze Data by Annie Rhodes

A Commitment to Data: Reimagining Measurement During Turbulent Times by Mary Kopczynski Winkler 


Part Two: Drive Action with Data

Spotlight on: Equity by Rachel C. Oatis

Spotlight on: Collaboration by Kaci Y. Patterson, MBA

Spotlight on: Optimization by Jason Shim

Spotlight on: Storytelling by Lisa Delpy Neirotti, Ph.D.


Plus case studies for each focus area.