Nonprofit Software for Researchers and Evaluators
High-quality data, research and evaluation are critical components to influencing policy-makers. However, to be taken seriously and to remain above reproach requires that researchers and evaluators be able to collect, share and analyze quantitative and qualitative data in a transparent and accurate way that meets or exceeds the rigors of the academic process.
Nonprofit Performance Management Software
To meet these requirements, researchers and evaluators turn to TraxSolutions®. This web-based nonprofit management software tool is designed to: stand up to the most demanding levels of scrutiny; cater to those who want to gain greater insight into dynamic community and social data; explore changes over time; and gain a deeper understanding of the reasons for change.
Our solution can track and monitor qualitative and quantitative data including attendance, dosage and progress across a full range of indicators and determinants. Then, through powerful analytical tools and complex logic models, it can analyze disparate data and draw from substantive results to identify recurring themes, establish linkages and transform data into content rich information that will help researcher and evaluators recognize and understand the challenges in order to create more plausible solutions.
Now with nFocus Solutions, researchers and evaluators not only can measure performance and monitor outcomes, but also generate the knowledge necessary to develop winning strategies based on data-driven results that will actively address the social ills plaguing many of our underserved neighborhoods and communities. And through our dynamic report generator, you can select from over 300 stock reports or customize your own report to emphasize the data gleaned from research. In addition, data collected through nFocus Solutions can be exported into many of the most commonly used statistical analysis packages including Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) or Minitab for a more intense analysis.
Nonprofit Outcome Measurement Software
TraxSolutions also can successfully aggregate longitudinal data, both horizontally (between local/community-based sites) and vertically (at the city, state, regional and national level), and then, effectively correlating data making it possible to:
- Follow the academic progress of individual students longitudinally, as they move from grade to grade
- Determine the added value that each community program provides, from a content and quality of instruction perspective
- Identify consistently high-performing programs, so that everyone can learn from best practices
- Evaluate the effect of afterschool programs on student achievement
- Compare data sets from students engaged in programs to those who are not participating
- Study, garner results and be the catalyst for change in the areas of high school dropouts, student and school performance, healthcare, poverty, crime, transportation, nutrition, gang violence, single-parent households and drug use
- Drive more informed public policy decision-making while measuring the effects in real-time
nFocus Solutions facilitates effective research and evaluation by “bridging the gap” between an organization’s mission and their impact. With TraxSolutions, researchers and evaluators have the flexibility to design their research framework and then quickly and easily incorporate the proper determinants and indicators for measurement, allowing for baselines and ongoing assessments over time.
Much more than just a software company, nFocus Solutions also maintains partnerships with national research organizations like ChildTrends, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that studies children at all stages of development, and the Search Institute, an independent, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization committed to helping create healthy communities for every young person. These two organizations help us provide our clients with access to the brightest minds and most effective practices in the field today, assuring your success.
In addition, TraxSolutions prevents researchers and evaluators from wandering off the logical path and losing control of their research. Our solution keeps all parties on task, while giving them the freedom and flexibility to adjust course as necessary, but not constrict the ability to go deeper, uncover the untold stories and help remove the barriers to success through smart collective thinking.
Too often, public policies become antiquated or have the reverse effect intended. Without data-driven results, there is no feedback loop and basis for informed decision making. Deciding if a public policy is “good” or “bad” becomes highly subjective and prone to intrinsic human error. Only by incorporating the power of accurate and timely data into the social equation will we achieve true social change, and avoid repeating a history replete with bias, unfounded decision making and inaction.