Using a Data Lens to Strengthen Your Work
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November 6, 2017

Using a Data Lens to Strengthen Your Work

Foundation Center

Data is everywhere, but philanthropy and the nonprofit sector lag behind in how to make it work for us. Many organizations collect data, but few use it to be strategic, to build their program's capacity, or to bring voice to issues that matter most. By integrating a data lens into your work, you'll work smarter through refined questions and solutions, and new collaborations. In this guide, we'll give you some ideas to help you start applying a data lens to your work, share stories of success from other programs, and offer practical tips on overcoming challenges.