How many applications have we received so far? What percentage of community members being served through our investments are at or below the poverty line? How many parents are better able to support their child’s learning due to the programs we fund?
The questions at your organization may be a little different, but the overall story is the same: You need to see what your data is telling you, so you can make informed decisions.
If you’re administering your grant management system, you have the keys to this data kingdom, which means you have the power to unlock the door for your entire team. Implementing a more data-accessible culture not only removes the burden from a select few, it empowers everyone on your team to make an even bigger difference in their daily work.
How can you make data more accessible in your organization? Here are a few quick ideas to get you started.
• Start with a strong foundation by collecting the data in a way it can be easily accessed, aggregated, and analyzed.
• Create reports and dashboards with activity and impact data and share them with your team.
• Set up user accounts for team members at your organization to log into your grant management system, so they may access critical information and create reports on their own.
• Customize reports and team members’ access to data, so they can get what they need quickly.
• Provide guidance and training to your colleagues on accessing the data within your system.
• Work with your team to ensure the data you’re collecting is the data your organization needs to make informed decisions and take the best possible actions to accomplish your goals.
Bonus: Have a grant management system in place to make data accessibility easy and efficient with:
• Versatile data collection options that are easy for community partners to navigate.
• Robust yet simple-to-use reporting features.
• Customized experiences for everyone with the check of a few boxes to meet them where they are.
Seabrooks is here to help you make it easy for everyone at your organization to have access to the information they need to make a difference in your community. Reach out to email@example.com to learn more.