We are sharing out the Simplifying and Maximizing Organizational Impact Data presentation — now publicly viewable — presented at the Not-For-Profit Leadership Summit IX in NY on Monday May 9, 2011. Around 50 nonprofit leaders participated in the workshop, engaging in conversation about:   performance accountability and establishing performance measures,  challenges commonly faced such as gaining consistency in collecting data, and how to select appropriate software to support nonprofit business processes and data collection needs. We also touched on the importance of staff participation in the ownership of data … and how when data is turned into useful information, helps you tell your story in a powerful way with current and potential funders, with staff and volunteers, and with other key stakeholders.
Anyone interested in more information, check out the slides and feel free to contact Karen Finn of Results Leadership Group or myself, Katherine Mowers of Community IT Innovators. … An added note:  the tools described – including Results Based Accountability – can be scaled, down or up, depending on the size of your organization. For small nonprofit organizations — there are affordable software options for you to track your data! … Or you can assess and improve the use of what you have.  We can do creative thinking with you, to find a way to plan and implement what you need within your budget, or get you the information you need to obtain funding for these capacity building initiatives. If you have the will, we will partner with you to find the way!