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Community Data-Sharing 101 – Picking a Data Steward Partner

August 19, 2016 All Articles, Communities, Community Data-Sharing 101, CSDW, Data Management, Nonprofits Tags: , , , , , , 0 Comments

As one of the final stages of the partnership-building phase of a data-sharing project, you must pick which of your partner organizations will be the “Data Steward” agency. We’re not talking about who the decision-maker is, or who the public face is. We’re talking about who will roll up their sleeves and run the day-to-day, […]

Community Data-Sharing 101 – Partner Engagement

June 6, 2016 All Articles, Communities, Community Data-Sharing 101, CSDW, Data Management, Nonprofits Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Warehousing data that has been gathered from multiple sources requires you to build a strong, individual working relationship with each organization that is holding data you want to collect. Whether you are trying to engage schools, community-based organizations, research institutions, government agencies, or all of the above, engaging partners is by far the most complex […]

Community Data-Sharing 101 – General Warehouse Design

March 21, 2016 All Articles, Communities, Community Data-Sharing 101, CSDW, Data Management, Nonprofits Tags: , , , , , 0 Comments

It is easy to jump on the Collective Impact/Data-Driven Decision-Making bandwagon and just dive head-first into warehousing data. But this general, full-speed ahead approach is what has led to a situation I’ve seen in many communities all across the country: they’ve put a lot of time and effort into pulling a bunch of data together, […]

Case Study – The Quad Cities: Making Shared Data a Reality

November 4, 2015 All Articles, Nonprofits, Nonprofits and Communities, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , 0 Comments

We are pleased to announce the release of our new case study, The Quad Cities: Making Shared Data a Reality. At nFocus Solutions, we are proud to have worked with the United Way of the Quad Cities Area over the last two years to implement and deploy our Community Solutions Data Warehouse product. However, the relationship- […]