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Role
How does your organization use data. (Check all that apply)
How does your organization use data. (Check all that apply)
How does your organization use data. (Check all that apply)
How does your organization use data. (Check all that apply)
How does your organization use data. (Check all that apply)
How does your organization use data. (Check all that apply)
How does your organization use data. (Check all that apply)
How does your organization use data. (Check all that apply)
(if "Other", please specify)
What are the top three source of data you use as an organization?
Is there data that you want to use but can’t because it costs too much? If so, what is it?
Is there data that you want to use but you can’t because you can’t get permission to use it? If so, what is it?
Is there data that you want to use but can’t because it’s too hard too work with? If so, what is it?
Is there any other data that you want to use, but can’t for some reason. If so, what is it and what is the reason why you can’t use it.
Which are some of the greatest challenge your organization faces in using data?
Which are some of the greatest challenge your organization faces in using data?
Which are some of the greatest challenge your organization faces in using data?
Which are some of the greatest challenge your organization faces in using data?
Which are some of the greatest challenge your organization faces in using data?
Which are some of the greatest challenge your organization faces in using data?
Which are some of the greatest challenge your organization faces in using data?
Which are some of the greatest challenge your organization faces in using data?
If "Other", what challenges does your organization face in using data.
Which of the following data tools does your organization used in the past 9 months? (Check all that apply)
Which of the following data tools does your organization used in the past 9 months? (Check all that apply)
Which of the following data tools does your organization used in the past 9 months? (Check all that apply)
Which of the following data tools does your organization used in the past 9 months? (Check all that apply)
Which of the following data tools does your organization used in the past 9 months? (Check all that apply)
Which of the following data tools does your organization used in the past 9 months? (Check all that apply)
Which of the following data tools does your organization used in the past 9 months? (Check all that apply)
Which of the following data tools does your organization used in the past 9 months? (Check all that apply)
Which of the following data tools does your organization used in the past 9 months? (Check all that apply)
Which of the following data tools does your organization used in the past 9 months? (Check all that apply)
Which of the following data tools does your organization used in the past 9 months? (Check all that apply)
Are there any other data tools you used in the last month?
What skills does your organization currently lack, need help developing, or had the most trouble hiring/retaining talent?
What skills does your organization currently lack, need help developing, or had the most trouble hiring/retaining talent?
What skills does your organization currently lack, need help developing, or had the most trouble hiring/retaining talent?
What skills does your organization currently lack, need help developing, or had the most trouble hiring/retaining talent?
What skills does your organization currently lack, need help developing, or had the most trouble hiring/retaining talent?
What skills does your organization currently lack, need help developing, or had the most trouble hiring/retaining talent?
What skills does your organization currently lack, need help developing, or had the most trouble hiring/retaining talent?
What skills does your organization currently lack, need help developing, or had the most trouble hiring/retaining talent?
What skills does your organization currently lack, need help developing, or had the most trouble hiring/retaining talent?
If "Other", what skills does your organization need the most help developing?
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Research
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearchOtherTargeting
Chicago Data Portal, applicant data,
ExcelGoogle Docs
Google Forms/Survye Monkey/Wufoo
Fusion TablesDatabases
R/Stata/SAS/SPSS
TableauGIS ToolsEverything
Data visualization
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Program management
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Operationsopen 311ExcelGoogle Docs
Google Forms/Survye Monkey/Wufoo
DatabasesGIS Tools
Data management, storage, and retrieval
Data cleaning and preparation
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OtherOtherWe help other people and organizations use data as a resource to solve problems and design products
1) the WWW (by crawling it) 2) organizational databases (HR, operations, marketing, ...) 3) experimental sources (surveys, designed sources)
The twitter firehoseEmail communication within organizations (usually)NoExcelGoogle DocsDatabases
R/Stata/SAS/SPSS
GIS Tools
Python, Julia, Ruby, Puppet, Amazon Web Services, APIs, more
Data management, storage, and retrieval
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics)
Data visualization
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OtherOtherWe're building a two-sided marketplace for civic engagement.
Federal (e.g. IRS Pub 78) data, client-specific data, and user-generated content.
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Open Source Databases (MySQL, PostGRES, MongoDB, etc.)
GIS & Mapping Tools (AcrGIS, CartoDB, TileMill, etc.)
Proprietary software we've developed.
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OtherResearchOthercitizen, UX researcher, writer
I am interested in helping projects focus on the needs met and stories told in data projects.
Data management, storage, and retrieval
Data cleaning and preparation
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
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Advocacy
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearch
Property data (e.g. Record Information Services) Census data Data on credit (e.g. Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, National Postsecondary Student Aid Survey)
Equifax
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Proprietary Analysis Programs (Stata, SAS, SPSS, Matlab, etc)Proprietary Data Visualization Tools (Tableau, etc.)
GIS & Mapping Tools (AcrGIS, CartoDB, TileMill, etc.)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
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Research
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentResearch
FFIEC, Census, LEHD
Credit scores by census tract
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Proprietary Analysis Programs (Stata, SAS, SPSS, Matlab, etc)Proprietary Data Visualization Tools (Tableau, etc.)
GIS & Mapping Tools (AcrGIS, CartoDB, TileMill, etc.)
Data management, storage, and retrieval
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Research
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearch
American Community Survey State/city administrative data Our own datasets from our studies
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Open Source Databases (MySQL, PostGRES, MongoDB, etc.)
Proprietary Analysis Programs (Stata, SAS, SPSS, Matlab, etc)
GIS & Mapping Tools (AcrGIS, CartoDB, TileMill, etc.)
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Other
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Research
County administrative housing data (Assessor, Recorder of Deeds, Clerk of the Court, etc); Census/American Communities Survey; USPS/HUD vacancy Data
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Open Source Data Analysis Tools (R, Python, Pentaho, etc.)
Proprietary Analysis Programs (Stata, SAS, SPSS, Matlab, etc)Proprietary Data Visualization Tools (Tableau, etc.)
GIS & Mapping Tools (AcrGIS, CartoDB, TileMill, etc.)
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Other
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor development
participant surveys, school surveys, attendance data
Yes, CPS data
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Open Source CRM Tools (CiviCRM)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication
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Program management
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentResearch
Attendance information, survey data on individual programs, financial data (longitudinal and in context of peer organizations)
Web data beyond GA, particularly search log dataSee above, but including Google search data
Nearly all constituent data would be more useful in context of information from peer organizations/cross-tabulated against local and national census data, etc.
Unable to gain access to the data we need
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Proprietary Analysis Programs (Stata, SAS, SPSS, Matlab, etc)Proprietary Data Visualization Tools (Tableau, etc.)
GIS & Mapping Tools (AcrGIS, CartoDB, TileMill, etc.)
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
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Research
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearch
Internal data City portal data Census data
Tableau
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Other
Data literacy among users
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Proprietary Analysis Programs (Stata, SAS, SPSS, Matlab, etc)Proprietary Data Visualization Tools (Tableau, etc.)
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
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Other
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperations
Monthly and annual reports, census statistics, customer surveys
Number of patrons statistics
Library collection detailed stats, computer usage in branches, new library cards and replacement numbers, number of patrons registared in branches
Inadequate collection of library visitors due to lack of a counter.
Unable to gain access to the data we need
Unable to afford the tools we need to make use of data
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Other
Accute and prolonged staff shortages
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
MSWord, Chicago Data Portal
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Basic Excel/Spreadsheets
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
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Program management
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedResearchIntake forms
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
MS Access 2013
Basic computer literacy
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Basic Excel/Spreadsheets
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
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Program management
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearch
Youth engagement data collected through our website, fusestudio.net
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Open Source Databases (MySQL, PostGRES, MongoDB, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
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Fundraising/development
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearch
Client applications, client surveys, Chicago Public Schools
Yes - data indicating the achievement of students taught by our teachers.
n/a
Yes - data indicating the achievement of students taught by our teachers.
Unable to gain access to the data we need
Unable to afford the tools we need to make use of data
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Basic computer literacy
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Basic Excel/Spreadsheets
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
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Program management
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedOperationsResearch
Business Surveys, Business Statistics, Technology Statistics
Yes ARCHGIS
Analytic Software
Not sure where to find or how to collect the data we need
Unable to gain access to the data we need
Unable to afford the tools we need to make use of data
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Chambermaster
Basic computer literacy
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Basic Excel/Spreadsheets
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
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Program management
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Operations
time sheets, swipe cards, quickbooks
nonenot at presentnot at presentnot at present
Unable to afford the tools we need to make use of data
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
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Program management
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperations
Demeographic surveys from all program participants entered into ETO database, program specific surveys (digital literacy assessments, employment data, progam data) entered into survey monkey and excel sheets, participant satisfaction surveys
We would like a central database capable of generating demographic and other reports other than ETO. ETO is cost prohibitive, difficult to use and does a poor job at arregating unduplicated reports for multiple programs.
We would like to gather data on our pariticpants employment and/or education after they leave our programs. We want to know best practices on how to do this, other than relying on calling the participant.
There is no software/website/tool that meets our data needs
Unable to afford the tools we need to make use of data
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Basic Excel/Spreadsheets
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
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Research
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Research
program staff reports databases updated by programs original research (focus groups, public data mining)
It would be great to have information on the local market: where people shop, what radio stations they listen to, etc. that would help us with outreach.
We want to have more information about juvenile crime (victims and perpetrators). We have had some success getting this information from the police, but we would like more, and more timely, data.
Not sure where to find or how to collect the data we need
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Open Source CRM Tools (CiviCRM)
Proprietary Analysis Programs (Stata, SAS, SPSS, Matlab, etc)
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
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Program management
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people served
Reports in the field of education, careers, etc.
Not sure where to find or how to collect the data we need
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
We just started work with Forall Systems for our new database for our own lonigitudinal data.
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
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Other
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people served
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Other
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Research
Our balance sheet Google analytics
court data, assessors data
There is no software/website/tool that meets our data needs
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Open Source Databases (MySQL, PostGRES, MongoDB, etc.)
Open Source Data Analysis Tools (R, Python, Pentaho, etc.)
GIS & Mapping Tools (AcrGIS, CartoDB, TileMill, etc.)
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Other
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedOperationsResearchOtherConvening: Chicago City Data User Group
For internal consumption (as opposed to our products): External reports Customer/partner surveys Internal usage and sales data
In our sales organization, it is deployment data. In Civic Tech it is program impact.
No
Customer sat data tends to be unstructured.
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Proprietary Analysis Programs (Stata, SAS, SPSS, Matlab, etc)Proprietary Data Visualization Tools (Tableau, etc.)
GIS & Mapping Tools (AcrGIS, CartoDB, TileMill, etc.)
Markteting automation tools, unstructured query tools
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Program management
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedOperations
Student Database: Microsoft Access Student Performance and Evaluation: BEST Exam and Examview
We would like to track and have easier access to our students’ overall progress throughout their span at PODER. At this moment, all course scores are stored in separate files, therefore, making it difficult to piece back together and show student progr
n/a
Please see above
It would be great to have access to more comparative data. For example, how are similar organizations performing? What are their best practices? Not only in terms of data collection but also how these practices translate into more effective services
Unable to gain access to the data we need
There is no software/website/tool that meets our data needs
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
n/a
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
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Outreach/marketing
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearch
Stakeholder surveys Existing research Stakeholder interviews/focus groups
We have a lot of good data, but we want to go deeper. We do not have the resources to conduct very large-scale surveys or other research methods in order to get to this level.
Not sure where to find or how to collect the data we need
Unable to gain access to the data we need
Unable to afford the tools we need to make use of data
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
GIS & Mapping Tools (AcrGIS, CartoDB, TileMill, etc.)
Raiser's Edge
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
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Other
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedOperationsResearch
1) Customer Surveys 2) Customer Demographics 3) Census Statistics
Have not come across any as of yet - still growing our services and exploring
Have not come across any as of yet - still growing our services and exploring
Have not come across any as of yet - still growing our services and exploring
Have not come across any as of yet - still growing our services and exploring
Unable to afford the tools we need to make use of data
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Open Source Databases (MySQL, PostGRES, MongoDB, etc.)
Open Source Data Analysis Tools (R, Python, Pentaho, etc.)
No
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
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Other
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperations
1) Client intake and programmatic outcomes 2) Client feedback surveys 3) Community-area census (ACS) data
noIllinois Department of Corrections data on the release of prisoners to certain zip codes or communities.
Mapping data. While I have some GIS experience and free software, I wish I was able to produce maps of our clients that woudl automatically tabulate zip codes, community areas, wards, etc
Client level data to understand their past experiences. We do job training, so information on their work history would help us analyze patterns and target potential employers, except the data collection and entry for this info is far too burdensome.
Unable to gain access to the data we need
Unable to afford the tools we need to make use of data
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Virtually all of the above
Basic computer literacy
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Basic Excel/Spreadsheets
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
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OtherResearchOtherjournalism
Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, illinois.gov
campaign ad spending (Kantar)
federal spending in Illinois
Not sure where to find or how to collect the data we need
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Open Source Databases (MySQL, PostGRES, MongoDB, etc.)
Basic Excel/Spreadsheets
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
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Research
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Research
Chicago Police Department Cook County Circuit Court
Unable to gain access to the data we need
There is no software/website/tool that meets our data needs
Unable to afford the tools we need to make use of data
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Open Source Databases (MySQL, PostGRES, MongoDB, etc.)
Open Source Data Analysis Tools (R, Python, Pentaho, etc.)
Proprietary Analysis Programs (Stata, SAS, SPSS, Matlab, etc)Proprietary Data Visualization Tools (Tableau, etc.)
GIS & Mapping Tools (AcrGIS, CartoDB, TileMill, etc.)
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
32
Research
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearch
surveys, interviews, test score data from Chicago Public School databases
not at this timenot at this timenot at this time
expanding what we can do for our research efforts
Other
would like to learn more about how to use data more effectively
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Proprietary Analysis Programs (Stata, SAS, SPSS, Matlab, etc)
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
33
Fundraising/development
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperations
1. Student evaluations in Music Ed. program 2. Audience feedback surveys from Performance programs 3. Student, faculty, and parent feedback on Music Ed. program
We would like to conduct longer-term studies of how our music education programs have greater impact on communities we work in (easing drop out rates, youth violence, college readiness).
Tracking student behavior and academic performance. Schools generally do not give us this information for individual students.
Both types of data above - not necessarily hard to work with, but really more of a capacity issue (staff time, financial resources). Also not knowing how to best use technology to house and track data.
Not sure where to find or how to collect the data we need
Unable to gain access to the data we need
Unable to afford the tools we need to make use of data
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
34
Other
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearch
client surveys, client demographics, client service activities and outcomes
Yes, HMIS data from City of Chicago, to be linked to our own system.
Not sure where to find or how to collect the data we need
Unable to gain access to the data we need
Other
Dedicated staff resources to collecting and anaylzing the data
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
GIS & Mapping Tools (AcrGIS, CartoDB, TileMill, etc.)
the HMIS by the US Dept of HUD
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
Other
Dedicated staff resources, no funder pays for this
35
Advocacy
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearch
1. Demonstration of Need for New Funding 2. Measuring Impact and Effectiveness of Programming 3. Understanding the Needs of the Community
I think so-but am not sure yetSame as above-not sure yet
Yes! All the above-need help understanding data and translating into our work
Not sure where to find or how to collect the data we need
Unable to gain access to the data we need
There is no software/website/tool that meets our data needs
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Basic computer literacy
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Basic Excel/Spreadsheets
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
36
Board member
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
audits, gen ledger, forecasting
Not sure where to find or how to collect the data we need
Unable to gain access to the data we need
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Open Source Databases (MySQL, PostGRES, MongoDB, etc.)
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Basic Excel/Spreadsheets
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
37
Other
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearch
school surveys research reports internal operational/investment data
State of IL wage / median income data for individuals that is pulled from w-2s
There is no software/website/tool that meets our data needs
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Open Source Databases (MySQL, PostGRES, MongoDB, etc.)
GIS & Mapping Tools (AcrGIS, CartoDB, TileMill, etc.)
Chalk Schools
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
38
Fundraising/development
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedResearch
Participant Surveys Meta analysis/scholarly reports Census stats
Chicago data on pestide use, citations issued for ordinance violations, 311 call data
Not sure where to find or how to collect the data we need
Unable to gain access to the data we need
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
39
Other
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearch
student outcomes on internal assessments budget previous third party research data
any student data from CPS on either grades or attendance
same as above a bit - any data from CPS on student outcomes
same as above a bit - any data from CPS on student outcomes. It's just really difficult to get, even in aggregate. It's also difficult to figure out what data even exists.
Not sure where to find or how to collect the data we need
Unable to gain access to the data we need
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Basic Excel/Spreadsheets
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
40
Advocacy
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedOperationsResearch
Resources compilation, demographics, needs assessment
Academic journalsDemographics
Resources in the area to hard to find because they are not comprised
Not sure where to find or how to collect the data we need
There is no software/website/tool that meets our data needs
Unable to afford the tools we need to make use of data
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Basic computer literacy
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Basic Excel/Spreadsheets
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
41
Research
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperations
Annual reporting by agencies, occasional agency surveys, census statistics
N/ACertain school data, including grades.N/A
We are somewhat bound by what we request of our agencies in an effort to not overwhelm them.
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
N/A
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
GIS & Mapping Tools (AcrGIS, CartoDB, TileMill, etc.)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
42
Fundraising/development
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Donor development
Audience behavior surveys done for the field, internal data collection and analysis (donor behavior, response/participation rates, etc.), and direct-from-audience feedback
access to WealthEngine!
Unable to gain access to the data we need
Unable to afford the tools we need to make use of data
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
43
Program management
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Donor developmentResearch
1. Web and Social Media Analytics 2. Donor Development 3. Event Attendance, Participant Surveys, Email Tracking
Not currently. There are programs currently in development in the realms of Film Impact/Outreach data analytics that we anticipate will be costly.
NoNo
Building systems to collect data. Lack of staff time/capacity to analyze community/impact.
Not sure how data can further our mission
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Other
Well, we have 50 years of not perfectly managed data, that we're trying our best to aggregate efficiently and organize for future use.
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Written surveys.
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
44
OtherOperationsOtherWe have crates a south suburban regionwide Geographic Information System Data base
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
GIS & Mapping Tools (AcrGIS, CartoDB, TileMill, etc.)
45
Program management
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearch
Placements, Reports/numbers for grants, outreach
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
46
Other
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearch
- Internal, client administrative data - Foreclosure filings and auctions data - HMDA
For the more difficult to work with data, such as HMDA and foreclosure activities, we typically rely upon other experts such as DePaul or Woodstock.
There is no software/website/tool that meets our data needs
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Our main challenge is accessing data at a granular level. There are plenty of sources and tools to access, though most easily available data is at higher geogegraphies than what we need.
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
GIS & Mapping Tools (AcrGIS, CartoDB, TileMill, etc.)
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
47
Advocacy
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Research
National Registry of Exonerations: https://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Pages/about.aspx Lexis/Advance WestLaw
NoNoNo
Much of what we would like to know has never been compiled
Only that data we would like to have simply do not exist
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
None that come to mind specifically, but we do a lot of research on the Internet
None
48
Fundraising/development
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentResearchOtherWith our community partners
customer surveys, demographic statistics and early learning research for children
Donors Forum subscription, Crain's list subscription for corporate sponsorships, professional software programs that assist in organizing data/collaborating with partners
Would love to have a partner with a University and be able to access their professional data on Museum users, particularly those who are in poverty, who are seniors or who are disabled. We are not allowed to ask patrons, but could really use the info.
Would love to hire Neilsen or have more access to consumer research on Museum users. We alone do not have the expertise to analyze this type of information or track it.
Would love to have more research on outcomes for early childhood learning through Museums. These outcomes over an extended number of years are hard to come by but would help in stating our case for early learning.
Not sure where to find or how to collect the data we need
Unable to gain access to the data we need
There is no software/website/tool that meets our data needs
Unable to afford the tools we need to make use of data
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Basic computer literacy
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
Other
Strong outcome data on the importance of early childhood development and learning
49
Research
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedOperationsResearch
Illinois government administrative data, national criminal justice reports, government budgets
State vendors often warehouse data and charge for special reporting or access
Health or education data with identifiers restricted due to HIPAA or privacy concerns
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Other
Tackling bureaucratic barriers as well as taking time to make use of data already collected
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Proprietary Analysis Programs (Stata, SAS, SPSS, Matlab, etc)
GIS & Mapping Tools (AcrGIS, CartoDB, TileMill, etc.)
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
50
Fundraising/development
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearch
internal financial reports, attendance reports, participant surveys/assessments
Wealth Engine or similar product
Unable to afford the tools we need to make use of data
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
51
Program management
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor development
surveys, census data, needs assessment from institutional sources, scientific studies
not surenot surenot surenot sure
Not sure how data can further our mission
Not sure where to find or how to collect the data we need
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Basic Excel/Spreadsheets
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
52
Program management
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Donor developmentOperations
- our Salesforce database - our e-tapestry database
It's safe to say that none of us here has the training for IT or database development or management. I know we are only utilizing a small percentage of what our databases are capable of.
It's safe to say that none of us here has the training for IT or database development or management. I know we are only utilizing a small percentage of what our databases are capable of.
Unable to gain access to the data we need
Unable to afford the tools we need to make use of data
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
53
Financial
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperations
participant surveys census reports program outcomes
Program outcomesN/Acensus reports
Unable to afford the tools we need to make use of data
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
City Span
Basic computer literacy
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Basic Excel/Spreadsheets
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
54
Program management
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedOperations
customer surveys, census statistics of neighboring communities, funding reporting - usage of resident services
Unable to gain access to the data we need
There is no software/website/tool that meets our data needs
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Open Source Data Analysis Tools (R, Python, Pentaho, etc.)
Proprietary Analysis Programs (Stata, SAS, SPSS, Matlab, etc)
GIS & Mapping Tools (AcrGIS, CartoDB, TileMill, etc.)
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
55
Other
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearch
I am new as president of this group — so we are reworking much of how our story is told. Our website does not do a good job if it. But we teach nonprofits how to tell their stories and we teach them that the human face is vital — but just as vital is understanding their issues "by the numbers."
We'd like to be able to keep scraping data that pertains to neighborhood issues — to give nonprofits (and journalists) context for what money is being spent in Chicago
Not sure
Much of data work takes time and that is what we lack, we also lack the skill to play with the databases to better tell stories
Not sure where to find or how to collect the data we need
Unable to afford the tools we need to make use of data
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Basic Excel/Spreadsheets
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
56
Other
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearch
GuideStar (research), Donor/Financial CRM data, Human Services allocations and needs data
n/an/an/an/an/a
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Open Source CRM Tools (CiviCRM)
Open Source Databases (MySQL, PostGRES, MongoDB, etc.)
Open Source Data Analysis Tools (R, Python, Pentaho, etc.)
Proprietary Data Visualization Tools (Tableau, etc.)n/an/a
57
Other
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentResearch
surveys, attendance records, and pre and post test.
The current data base we use is expensive to maintain, and we don't know if we are fully getting the most out of it because we haven't had the proper training to see all of the features of the software
nono
We are trying to strengthen our database, so that we can capture better stats that show our impact verses solely attendance data.
Not sure where to find or how to collect the data we need
There is no software/website/tool that meets our data needs
Unable to afford the tools we need to make use of data
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
ETO Software
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
58
Other
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearch
sales and donor reports, web analytics, census statistics
nocity wide data for trend comparisions would be greatnonoOther
we have a small staff, so time is always a challenge
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Open Source Databases (MySQL, PostGRES, MongoDB, etc.)
59
Other
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedOtheras a basis for art projects
public school report cards, quickbooks, in house surveys
most of the problem is insufficient man hours
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
60
Other
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearch
Finance Reporting Resource Development Program Operations
Unable to gain access to the data we need
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
GIS & Mapping Tools (AcrGIS, CartoDB, TileMill, etc.)
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
61
Other
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedOperationsOtherWe work with the education sector and others to integrate health and wellness metrics into school data systems.
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
62
Other
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentResearch
Not sure where to find or how to collect the data we need
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Basic Excel/Spreadsheets
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
63
Program management
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedResearch
Constituent surveys, program statistics (including web analytics), secondary source data
Not sure where to find or how to collect the data we need
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
GIS & Mapping Tools (AcrGIS, CartoDB, TileMill, etc.)
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
64
Other
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearch
65
Research
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearch
IPEDS, Institutional Data (enterprise system, banner) Surveys
NoNo
Yes. State level workforce data.
No
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Open Source CRM Tools (CiviCRM)
Open Source Databases (MySQL, PostGRES, MongoDB, etc.)
Open Source Data Analysis Tools (R, Python, Pentaho, etc.)
Proprietary Analysis Programs (Stata, SAS, SPSS, Matlab, etc)Proprietary Data Visualization Tools (Tableau, etc.)
GIS & Mapping Tools (AcrGIS, CartoDB, TileMill, etc.)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
66
Fundraising/development
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Donor developmentOperationsResearch
Parish database
Donor information dataFederal census
Not sure how data can further our mission
Not sure where to find or how to collect the data we need
Unable to afford the tools we need to make use of data
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Basic computer literacy
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
67
Program management
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearch
Government agencies (USDA-NRCS, Census, EPA, EIS, etc) Primary programmatic data (surveys, field collection, etc) Time and resourcing reports
Hoover's company informationMany datasets owned by USDA are under confidentiality agreements
Anything published via PDF!
There is no software/website/tool that meets our data needs
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Open Source Databases (MySQL, PostGRES, MongoDB, etc.)
Open Source Data Analysis Tools (R, Python, Pentaho, etc.)
GIS & Mapping Tools (AcrGIS, CartoDB, TileMill, etc.)
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
68
OtherResearchOtherJournalism/storytelling
1. City of Chicago Data portal; 2. County data portal and CPD. 3. National/global: census, etc.
We'd like to FOIA city sidewalk repairs over the past two years.
Not sure where to find or how to collect the data we need
Unable to gain access to the data we need
Unable to afford the tools we need to make use of data
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Big thing for us: Faculty training on data/software for journalism uses
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary Data Visualization Tools (Tableau, etc.)
GIS & Mapping Tools (AcrGIS, CartoDB, TileMill, etc.)
Storymap JS, Timeline JS, Google Fusion Tables (maps)
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Basic Excel/Spreadsheets
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
Key: training our journalism faculty. A few ofus know it but rest don't. They would respond to outside training better than learning from those of us who know it already.
69
Other
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearch
customer data via surveys or PRIZM U.S. Census NEA/other arts data reports
Scarborough, other psychographic related dataprobably, but can't name
probably but don't know
There is no software/website/tool that meets our data needs
Unable to afford the tools we need to make use of data
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
70
Research
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedResearch
Chicago Public Schools data systems; historical trends in CPS data via the Consortium on Chicago School Research; census data
NoNo
CPS data systems are complicated for practitioners to use. This is a barrier in many of our schools.
No
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Open Source Data Analysis Tools (R, Python, Pentaho, etc.)
Proprietary Analysis Programs (Stata, SAS, SPSS, Matlab, etc)Proprietary Data Visualization Tools (Tableau, etc.)
GIS & Mapping Tools (AcrGIS, CartoDB, TileMill, etc.)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
71
Program management
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedOperationsResearch
student demographics, student attendance, student discipline records
I would like to incorporate qualitative public sources such as social media into the way we think about our schools. I know it's possible, but I haven't figured out a good way to do it.
Not sure where to find or how to collect the data we need
There is no software/website/tool that meets our data needs
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Open Source CRM Tools (CiviCRM)
Open Source Data Analysis Tools (R, Python, Pentaho, etc.)
Proprietary Analysis Programs (Stata, SAS, SPSS, Matlab, etc)
we use web forms often: InfoPath forms on SharePoint and Webform on Drupal
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
72
Fundraising/development
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Research
economic impact data from Americans for the Arts City's data portal NCCS data
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Open Source Data Analysis Tools (R, Python, Pentaho, etc.)
GIS & Mapping Tools (AcrGIS, CartoDB, TileMill, etc.)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
73
Program management
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
OperationsYouth Crime Data
Up to date local community data
Unable to afford the tools we need to make use of data
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
74
Outreach/marketing
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearch
Various economic indexes
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Open Source Databases (MySQL, PostGRES, MongoDB, etc.)
GIS & Mapping Tools (AcrGIS, CartoDB, TileMill, etc.)
Data cleaning and preparation
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
75
Board member
76
Other
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearch
Program Participant Outputs and Outcomes Program Participant Demographics Various sources that allow us to benchmark our outputs/outcomes against the general public
Not at this time.Not at this time.
Not at this time.
We are currently implementing a new participant management system. Once it is launched, we look forward to tracking our work against others, utilizing external data sets, and fine-tuning internal predictive analytics.
There is no software/website/tool that meets our data needs
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
Other
We have a long history of using data to guide program activities and describe program impact. In addition to deepening this, we also want become more data-driven on the fund development side of our organization.
77
Program management
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people served
Measuring Impact Resource Allocation Sustainability efforts
Yes. Migrational data that can be used with multiple systems.Yes. State and local proprietary data that is restricted.
Unable to gain access to the data we need
There is no software/website/tool that meets our data needs
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
78
Research
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedResearch
Chicago Public Schools American Community Survey Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
YesYesNoYes, access.
Unable to gain access to the data we need
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Open Source CRM Tools (CiviCRM)
Open Source Databases (MySQL, PostGRES, MongoDB, etc.)
Open Source Data Analysis Tools (R, Python, Pentaho, etc.)
Proprietary Analysis Programs (Stata, SAS, SPSS, Matlab, etc)Proprietary Data Visualization Tools (Tableau, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
79
Director
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearch
client database donor database accounting database property management database
No, not presently.No, not presently.
No, not presently.
No, not presently.
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Proprietary Analysis Programs (Stata, SAS, SPSS, Matlab, etc)
Basic computer literacy
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Basic Excel/Spreadsheets
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
80
Program management
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearch
81
Director
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOtherstrategy and future direction advisement
participant assessment data, research reports from the field of arts and education, and internal donor data and trends.
nothing is coming to mind at this point
The tools and software needed to manipulate and manage the data is needed. For example, a longitudinal database to help us manage the data will be helpful. After initially looking into this it would cost us over $25K to build one from an existing tool.
There is no software/website/tool that meets our data needs
Unable to afford the tools we need to make use of data
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
training for staff on how to use the data
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
we are currently looking at using tablets to capture data for our in-school programs. Info. on apps or other resources would be helpful in this space.
82
Fundraising/development
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearch
Customer surveys, hunger studies, donor reports
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
83
Fundraising/development
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsOtherfamily (client) communications - sharing student achievement & growth data
student reading/literacy achievement and growth; student fitness achievement; fundraising data
Longitudinal student achievement/growth data - creating high-quality data dashboard
our student alumni's performance in high school (fitness outcomes, test scores, grades, attendance, etc.) and eventually their college achievement and enrollment data (our oldest alumni will be in 11th grade); family wellness data
donor data - retention numbers, engagement throughout the year; we use Donor Perfect Online but the tools it offers aren't perfect
There is no software/website/tool that meets our data needs
Unable to afford the tools we need to make use of data
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
84
Director
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearch
1. Internal data (tracking numbers served, amount of food, nutritional content, etc.) 2. FRAC data on hunger/food insecurity 3. Greater Chicago Food Depository/Feeding America data on local hunger
Not sure where to find or how to collect the data we need
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
85
Director
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearch
Program delivery data (process & outcome) Government archival data (e.g. crime, poverty, school, health etc) Research data
noschool discipline data by offense, age, location
medicaid claims data by DRG, Age, etc.
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Other
not enough qualified staff dedicated to data analysis
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
86
Advocacy
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearch
Record Information Services http://www.public-record.com Electronic Docket Search at Cook County Circuit Court website http://www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/ Property Search at Cook County Assessor http://www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/
Yes, Cook County Assessor has data for a fee, but is currently cost prohibitive and unclear if will eventually be part of the county data portal http://www.cookcountyassessor.com/appcontactuspage/contactuspage.aspx?countrytab=1#datasubscription
Yes, the Circuit Court of Cook County has court case data, it is accessible online one case at a time, it would be nice to have a regular feed of data. The Electronic Docket Search interface is provided by Lexus, but not sure who to talk to about it
Unable to gain access to the data we need
Unable to afford the tools we need to make use of data
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Open Source CRM Tools (CiviCRM)
Open Source Databases (MySQL, PostGRES, MongoDB, etc.)
GIS & Mapping Tools (AcrGIS, CartoDB, TileMill, etc.)
Currently working on a project utilizing Drupal and OpenLayers
Basic computer literacy
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Basic Excel/Spreadsheets
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
87
Other
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperations
Membership/attendance data, youth outcomes, financial
Not necessarily a cost to obtain, but lack of resources to enter/analyzeCPS report card and standardized testing data
Lack of internal resources to move beyond surface level data regarding youth
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Other
Numerous manual data processes due to funder requirements, sometimes double entry into funder system and internal system, lack of understanding on funder-side for outcomes with negative impact on organizations
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Basic Excel/Spreadsheets
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
88
Director
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentResearch
IL state board of elections campaign finance data; redistricting mapping data; census stats
the voter filevoter registration records
floor votes of the IL General assembly
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
89
Director
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedOperationsOtherNot sure if this is "operations" but we use it for program improvement
surveys program data (e.g. attendance, types of issues addressed, outcomes of program, observation protocols) census-type data (for housing, health, education statistics)
Chicago Public Schools data is very difficult to access. Even after spending a year, hiring a consultant, and getting consent forms from parents in about 30 classrooms in two schools, we are running into problems because the phrase "state tests" was used
I am not sure how we'll receive Chicago Public Schools data. That also might be hard to work with in form we receive it in.
not that I can think of right now
Unable to gain access to the data we need
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Other
There seems to be a mismatch between the data that academic, scientific studies can collect and the types of studies practitioners can design and carry out.
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Open Source Databases (MySQL, PostGRES, MongoDB, etc.)
no
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Basic Excel/Spreadsheets
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
90
Director
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Research
Illinois State Board of Elections Website (for campaign finance data) Sunshine Fdn Databases and Website (for issue research) Constant Cantact(for contact with contributors and followers)
Possibly--corporate identity and connections databases
Not sure where to find or how to collect the data we need
Unable to gain access to the data we need
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Basic computer literacy
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Basic Excel/Spreadsheets
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
91
Director
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedResearch
Chicago TIF portal Cook County Clerk FOIA
County PIN, real estate, property tax dataproperty tax data, assessment process
Chicago city budget
Unable to gain access to the data we need
There is no software/website/tool that meets our data needs
Unable to afford the tools we need to make use of data
Other
Funding to sustain already powerful but volunteer driven work
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
GIS & Mapping Tools (AcrGIS, CartoDB, TileMill, etc.)
SpotFire
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
Other
Turning our work into crowdsourcing platform
92
Director
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentResearch
Census data, pre and post tests, community surveys
Data submitted on databases like Cityspan
Unable to gain access to the data we need
Unable to afford the tools we need to make use of data
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Open Source Databases (MySQL, PostGRES, MongoDB, etc.)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
93
Director
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperations
Internal database, accounting system, forms
Might be the case if we were to use database system that has all the bells and whistles.
No.
Data that describes the larger impact that we are having in the community, i.e. economic stability/development
Not sure where to find or how to collect the data we need
Unable to gain access to the data we need
Unable to afford the tools we need to make use of data
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Open Source Databases (MySQL, PostGRES, MongoDB, etc.)
Basic data literacy (What is data and how can it be used to help the organization)
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
94
Financial
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsOtherTO KEEP "BEAN COUNTER" CFO HAPPY AND TO ALLOW FOR COST PER UNIT CALCULATIONS
1. Funding Source Data and Reporting 2. Development 3. Monthly and other periodic operating and financial analysis
Many we use Microsoft Access for clients records is is not the bestVarious comparative information for other NFP organizations are size or simlaries size.VariousVarious
Not sure where to find or how to collect the data we need
Unable to gain access to the data we need
There is no software/website/tool that meets our data needs
Unable to afford the tools we need to make use of data
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Proprietary Analysis Programs (Stata, SAS, SPSS, Matlab, etc)N/A NONE
Data cleaning and preparation
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
95
Program management
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedOperations
EHR statistics, financial reports (Financial Edge), productivity data
Allocation of paper client survey dataN/A
Paper satisfaction surveys
N/A
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Open Source Databases (MySQL, PostGRES, MongoDB, etc.)
Open Source Data Analysis Tools (R, Python, Pentaho, etc.)
EHR
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
96
Director
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people served
Google Analytics
We serve our audiences online. Therefore, we can gather a tremendous amount of data on the number of uses, location, etc. But we have no data at all on how often our site is used in colleges, for research, in public schools, etc.
Not sure how data can further our mission
Not sure where to find or how to collect the data we need
Unable to gain access to the data we need
There is no software/website/tool that meets our data needs
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
97
Other
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
ResearchOtherdeveloper, analyst
ISBE student level standardized test data, ISBE school data, university student data
Chicago campus level charter school performance and demographic data
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Open Source CRM Tools (CiviCRM)
Open Source Databases (MySQL, PostGRES, MongoDB, etc.)
GIS & Mapping Tools (AcrGIS, CartoDB, TileMill, etc.)
98
Fundraising/development
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperations
census statistics, billing reports,
Staff lack the necessary technical skills (computer literacy, data management, data analysis)
Unable to dedicate the time to data work given other demands
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Data management, storage, and retrieval (Working with databases, web data, data sets from third parties)
Data cleaning and preparation
Basic data analysis (Knowing how to ask and answer basic questions using data)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
99
Director
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedOperationsOtherOpen Data Portal
Local government data, non-profit data, federal data
Unable to gain access to the data we need
Other
Helping others acquire it from throughout their organization
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Website Data Analysis Tools (Google Analytics, etc.)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Open Source Databases (MySQL, PostGRES, MongoDB, etc.)
Open Source Data Analysis Tools (R, Python, Pentaho, etc.)
Proprietary Data Visualization Tools (Tableau, etc.)
GIS & Mapping Tools (AcrGIS, CartoDB, TileMill, etc.)
100
Research
Resource allocation (staff, funding)
Measuring impact (reports to funding agencies, reports to donors, etc.)
Advocacy and outreach (e.g. reports, press releases, etc.)
Understanding the needs of the people servedDonor developmentOperationsResearch
1) Internal agency data; 2) Publicly-available information; 3) Chicago Public Schools
Student-level data from CPSStudent-level data from CPS
Unable to gain access to the data we need
Desktop Spreadsheets (Excel, Numbers)
Online Spreadsheet (Google Docs, Fusion Tables)
Online Surveys (Google Forms, Survye Monkey, Wufoo, etc.)
Proprietary CRM/Database Tools (Salesforce, Oracle, Highrise, Access, etc)
Open Source Data Analysis Tools (R, Python, Pentaho, etc.)
Proprietary Analysis Programs (Stata, SAS, SPSS, Matlab, etc)
GIS & Mapping Tools (AcrGIS, CartoDB, TileMill, etc.)
Advanced data analysis (big data, predictive analytics, etc.)
Data visualization & communication/ Data storytelling
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