The Capacity for Data

How the social sector can build data-informed organizations


The amount of data available is increasing at a tremendous pace. Companies using this data effectively can gain useful insights that help drive decision-making. The social sector is not currently at that level. There are ways for organizations within the sector to develop their data capacity — their ability to use this data effectively — to become data informed. One way to do that is for the sector and individual organizations to develop and implement data strategies.

This report is part of the Transform the Sector 2017 Series and provides an overview of the discussions that centered on how organization can become data-informed. It also provides additional context and background on this topic.