What It Truly Takes to Become a Data-Driven Organization

More and more nonprofits are asking themselves the question “What does it really mean to be data-driven?” And with good reason: today’s most modern and successful organizations embrace a blend of technology, expertise, and culture that enables them to derive tangible insights from their data, and make more informed strategic decisions — two critical advantages in an increasingly crowded nonprofit landscape. Read More →

More and more nonprofits are asking themselves the question “What does it really mean to be data-driven?” And with good reason: today’s most modern and successful organizations embrace a blend of technology, expertise, and culture that enables them to derive tangible insights from their data, and make more informed strategic decisions — two critical advantages in an increasingly crowded nonprofit landscape.

On March 29, 2022, Cause Craft VP of Consulting Justin Birdsong co-hosted a webinar with our partner Civis Analytics, presented by The Nonprofit Times, where we explored how nonprofits can take the next step on their data-driven journey. We were joined by Ollie Whitney, Data Director for the Sierra Club, and examined several of the Sierra Club’s case studies to lay out pathways to:

  • Build a data-driven culture
  • Identify the necessary people and tools
  • Commit to a philosophy of data democratization

Watch the full webinar on YouTube here:


And check out the presentation slides here:

What We’re Talking About at #21NTC

Will we see you March 23-25 online for the Nonprofit Technology Conference? We’ll be there (virtually) with bells on, meeting with clients and talking about supporter journeys, big tech projects, nonprofit culture, organizational change…just a few of our favorite subjects. Read More →

What We’re Talking About at #19NTC

Will we see you March 13-15 in Portland for the Nonprofit Technology Conference? We’ll be there with bells on, meeting with clients and talking about supporter journeys, big tech projects, nonprofit culture, organizational change…just a few of our favorite subjects. Read More →

Assessing Your Staff’s Digital Skills

Organizations often ask us to evaluate their digital staffing models. How do they know what expertise gaps they might have, given how fast the digital landscape changes? What should their strategy be for hiring to fill the knowledge gaps? What work should they tackle with contractors and vendors instead? Which professional development should they invest in for their existing team? Read More →

Crafting Your #GivingTuesday Content Strategy

November 28, 2017 marks the 6th year of #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that has seen more than 40% year-over-year growth for the past 3 years. In other words, that new idea called #GivingTuesday? It has hit its stride, both with individuals who see their gifts of time and money as part of their holiday contributions and also with organizations that now treat #GivingTuesday (GT) as the official kickoff of year-end fundraising. Read More →