Meredith and Janae helped our leadership team to understand we can own our data and tell our story in the way that makes it relevant to our organizations mission early on. We have since seen staff care for data to make more informed decisions and to increase program quality.
“Data is not some scary thing. By using our Apricot system, data is readily available to us at all times. We just have to pull the report we need.”
“We love our CC consultants! We appreciate their flexibility and professionalism. We recently encountered a challenge where the CC consultants proposed a brilliant alternative platform to gather and manage our program data. When we explained barriers to our using this platform due to various restrictions and guidelines that exist within our larger organization, the CC consultants listened to us and responded with patience and willingness to work with what we have for now. We appreciate their understanding that when they are supporting non-profit organizations that have to follow very specific guidelines and have limited resources (including enough human resources to invest in learning how to use and maintain new platforms), we sometimes need to use tools that may be clunky (but works).”
– Navos Staff Member
“All our forms that our staff work on are now online and are able to collect home visits, birth and invoice forms which makes collecting the data much easier to search and review.”
“We have worked with many data evaluators and consultants before, but one things that sets CC consultants apart is their willingness and investment in coaching and teaching us (their client organizations) the critical skills we need to interact with the program data. They have listened to us carefully to understand our unique needs contexts and built together a plan of support from whatever knowledge and comfort levels we are at. We also appreciate that they understand the non-profit culture.
The way CC consultants have supported us over the years seems to align with our own program’s belief that families (whom we serve) benefit when we help to expand the capacity of the community they live in (rather than experts holding on to the specialized knowledge and skills). The CC consultants have taken the time to teach us the skills we need to better manage our own program data; and we really appreciate their intentionality around empowering their client organizations like us. The fact that they are also really nice people is a huge plus!”
“Data and Excel do not have to be scary. When we know how to use them, they can tell stories and can become part of the way we tell stakeholders about the great work our team is doing.”