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Data and Nonprofits - Running Grand Central Station

Integrating Data From Multiple Sources: Silos, governance, and effective communication.

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Data and Nonprofits - Running Grand Central Station

  1. 1. Running Grand Central Station Integrating Data From Multiple Sources
  2. 2. Notes and Hashtags  #17NTCdataintegreation  Collaborative Notes: http://po.st/17NTCdataintegration
  3. 3. Isaac Shalev President, Sage70, Inc.  Sage70 is a consultancy devoted to making technology work for nonprofits  15 years of experience working with Data, CRM, and Tech Strategy  www.sage70.com
  4. 4. Transactional Database  Defined as a database in which any transaction can be rolled back  More usefully: A Transactional Database support business processes and workflows, typically in real- time You’ll usually have more than one!
  5. 5. Reporting Database  Also called a data warehouse or data-mart  Take the load off of your transactional database  Data is optimized for querying  May be fed by multiple data sources or databases
  6. 6. What’s Hard For You? • Who’s in the room? • What systems do you use? • What kinds of data and reports are hard to get? • Do you vendor? What do you vendor? • Do you have a data warehouse? BI tool?
  7. 7. Data Centralization Wouldn’t it be great if there was one central place where all your data lived?
  8. 8. Data Centralization Wait! Would it really be great if there was one central place where all of your data lived?
  9. 9. Silo City  Wait! Would it really be great if there was one central place where all of your data lived?
  10. 10. Effective Communication  Culture of communication  IT systems with high data accessibility and visibility  Business tools (logic models, KPIs, scorecards, etc.)
  11. 11. Data Governance  Who owns the databases?  Standards for data hygiene, data quality, completeness, and consistency  Maintaining data flow maps  Assessing impact of new tools  Compliance, pre-empting rogue databases  Aligning data with strategy
  12. 12. Isaac Shalev isaac@sage70.com (917) 859-0151 @sage70inc Evaluation Link http://nten.org/17ntc-evals/

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