It's hard to know what impact your organization is making without identifying the impact you intend to make. I’ve helped organizations design their programs by identifying their intended outcomes and working back to the services and support they need to offer (this is often called defining a Theory of Change). I also often help organizations research program models and learn from other promising approaches.
You and your staff didn’t decide to work in the social sector to analyze data. I can show teams how effective data tools fuel creativity and focus conversations. Additionally, I have experience performing business process analysis and enjoy training staff on the “why” and “how” of using data to achieve outcomes for clients better and faster.
Data is meaningless unless it can be turned into knowledge, wisdom, or action. I can apply statistical techniques to understand what patterns are meaningful, identify benchmarks, and communicate findings clearly so you can make meaning out of the data you’re capturing.
Data Product Design
Do you love reading your data reports? I didn’t think so. I enjoy the art of creating interfaces and data products (presentations, reports, dashboards) that simplify decision-making and leave teams feeling ready to take action.
Databases are easy to hate - but it doesn't have to be this way. I lead system implementation projects leveraging cloud database solutions that are nonprofit-friendly and easy to maintain after launch. I hold certifications in the Salesforce and Efforts to Outcomes platforms, two leading systems many nonprofits use to hold the data they need to understand and improve their operations.