Collecting data is just the beginning of understanding an organization’s story. We know data management is a crucial aspect of an organization’s success, but also know it can be time consuming and often intimidating to work with data.
We work closely with our community partners to co-create systems that work for their unique needs; systems that are right-sized and scalable, so they can adapt as the organization grows and changes. We work with community organizations to do the following:
The ability to select the best database for your organization, and then manage it, is becoming increasingly important to nonprofits of all sizes.
We have years of experience in managing databases for a wide range of nonprofit organizations and can help you fully utilize your existing database or choose the database that is best for your organization. We have expertise and experience with Apricot, ETO, Penelope, Access, Airtable, Sumac, Child Plus and more.
Choosing a Database – What to Consider
The right database can take your work to the next level. Rather than working off of spreadsheets, which are two dimensional (rows and columns), you can start to look at the depth of your data, showing connections between data points. In a database you can connect a child to a parent, and/or a full household. If the family moves, you only need to change the address in one place. Using a database helps you to more easily make the connections you need for reporting; monthly and annual counts become a breeze, and you can disaggregate (slice your data) to get deeper into your stories (for example, comparing single vs. two parent households, or watching a child’s ASQ scores over time). Download our guide here.
Apricot Resources + Supports
Apricot by Social Solutions
The Capacity Collective are Certified Implementation Partners with Apricot, one of Social Solution’s database products. Social Solutions is the leading cloud software provider for public sector and nonprofit social service organizations.
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