The Data for Impact program at DigitalC focuses on how nonprofit organizations can leverage data and data analysis for social change at the community level. Our focus is to understand and provide civic sector organizations strategy, direction and support for using data effectively. Our goal is to help change the civic sector field in regards to data use, adoption and analysis. We value partnerships, thoughtful design and co-creating services that meet organizations where they are at.

 

Projects:

The Data Maturity Project

Data Strategy Projects

Data Maturity Project

The Data Maturity Project

In the nonprofit space, funders, donors and management are asking their nonprofits to use data more effectively to measure impact and improve efficiency. But how are nonprofits in the region using data and what supports do they need?

 

To better understand the data capacity of nonprofits in Cuyahoga County, DigitalC, along with Microsoft and the Foundation Center Midwest, is conducting the first ever Data Maturity Survey in the region. Our project is based on the findings and analysis of the Data Evolution Project completed in the United Kingdom by DataKind and Data Orchard. We believe that the survey and the resulting interventions will help nonprofit organizations, both locally and beyond, better achieve their missions by leveraging data more effectively.

VIEWING YOUR REPORT 

If you have completed the Data Maturity Survey and would like to view your organization’s confidential report, go to The Data Maturity Survey Login Page and enter your login credentials. If you completed the survey but haven’t received login information or experienced technical difficulties logging in, please contact DataMaturity@DigitalC.org for assistance. To view a sample report containing data from Cuyahoga County, go to the The Data Maturity Survey Login Page and enter the sample credentials provided on the login screen.

The Cuyahoga County NPO Data Maturity Survey Report is now available for download! Click Here.

Project Partners

DigitalC is thrilled to be partnering with Microsoft and the Foundation Center Midwest on this project.

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Kevin Miller - National Civic Technology Manager / Microsoft Cities Team - Civic Engagement Microsoft Cities

“Every day we see how technology is transforming our world. We know nonprofits are hungry to use data more effectively, but it can be difficult to achieve since so little is known about individual organizations’ data maturity. We are thrilled to see DigitalC tackling this challenge head-on, bringing the power of technology to Cleveland and providing access to the opportunities it creates. I hope we begin to see similar initiatives in other cities.”

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Teleange Thomas - Director, Foundation Center Midwest

"Foundation Center  is an innovative nonprofit that consistently gathers and analyzes data, disseminates it worldwide and empowers individuals through training, knowledge tools and information to increase philanthropy's ability to improve the world. We value data and are thrilled to partner with DigitalC and Microsoft to assist nonprofits in Cuyahoga County understand their data maturity and build capacity over time; contributing to a strong social sector with effective, investment ready organizations to meet the needs of today and tomorrow."