Any evidence-based project relies on the complex, nuanced, and deeply important process of collecting data. This resource addresses considerations around data collection: defining questions you seek to answer with data, practical procedures for working with new and found data, and questions of agency, consent, and privacy.
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Data in and of itself is not valuable. A bunch of 1s and 0s sitting on a server somewhere or dashboards languishing unattended aren’t transforming your organization. Making your data actionable is the key to true data transformation. Most nonprofits don’t lack data; they lack insight and the ability to take action from that data.
Resources from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), The Governance Lab (GovLab) and +5