GlobalGiving helps organizations access more than just money. Our mission is also to connect you with valuable information and ideas that can help you become a more effective organization and transform your work in the field. So, this year we will be offering three opportunities to apply to receive one-on-one, in-person support from members of the GlobalGiving team. This is just one of many ways that we are helping our partners access important information.
Today we are excited to announce the details of this year’s second professional support opportunity. Apply now for the opportunity to receive data collection, management, and/or analysis support from Barrett Cope, GlobalGiving’s Operations Analyst, and Caroline Roper, Business Partnerships Associate. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 5th.
About the Opportunity
Is it hard to find and understand your organization’s data because it has been inconsistently stored over the years? Do you collect information about your donors and beneficiaries but you’re unsure how to use it to make smart decisions? Are you wondering what is the best way to store your organization’s information and data as you grow? Then this opportunity is for you!
This unique program will support one organization through the process of defining a data management challenge, understanding the tools, techniques, and resources that are available to tackle that challenge, and creating a comprehensive outline of actionable steps to achieve your data management goals. In addition to several hours of remote preparation, Barrett and Caroline will spend 2-4 days in-person with the organization bringing together organizational stakeholders (staff, board members, etc.) to offer data management training and one-on-one support.
What is a data management challenge?
A data management challenge is a problem related to your organization’s data collection, storage, and analysis that requires a multi-step plan and cannot be solved with a one-step solution. The plan involves: identifying goals, barriers and opportunities, evaluating alternative strategies for addressing the challenge, identifying resource needs, and making decisions about the best possible solution.
Here are just a few examples of the types of challenges that your organization may want to address:
- Data Collection
- “We are designing a program that will track several pieces of information about our beneficiaries. How do we design a system to consistently and conveniently track data that we can easily analyze in the future?”
- Data Management
- “We have inconsistently documented information about donations to our organization. How do we clean our data and create better systems for documenting results in the future?”
- Data Analysis
- “We have a well-functioning donor database with a plethora of details about our donors. How can we use this data to make our fundraising more effective and efficient?”
The purpose of this opportunity is to provide your organization with the framework, insights and knowledge you need to excel! Although Barrett and Caroline are available to offer training, support, and advice, they are not responsible for creating or implementing your action plan. Similarly, this exciting opportunity is not directly tied to additional fundraising resources or corporate partnership opportunities; the team will not connect you with funders as a result of this opportunity.
Meet Barrett and Caroline
Barrett Cope – Operations Analyst
Barrett improves systems and processes to help ensure that GlobalGiving does everything we promise and more. You can think of him as the stork that delivers GlobalGiving donations safe and sound to projects all over the world. Barrett also loves teaching members of staff new skills and techniques to enable them to be more self-sufficient. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.A. in Classical Civilizations. In his little spare time, Barrett enjoys the therapeutic rigor of woodworking.
Caroline Roper – Business Partnerships Associate
Caroline focuses on reporting, analytics, and maintaining current partnerships. She’s looking forward to offering data management support to the selected organization, because she loves problem-solving, teaching people new skills, and learning more about how GlobalGiving’s partners are changing the world. Before she joined GlobalGiving, Caroline worked in marketing analytics at MarketBridge, where she used data analysis to help companies stay in touch with loyal customers. She received her B.S. in Economics and B.A. in Professional Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. In her spare time, Caroline consults international social enterprises on a pro-bono basis with Development Solutions Organization. She also enjoys singing, reading, swimming, and traveling.
The Application Process
Only GlobalGiving Partners, Leaders, and Superstars are eligible to apply for this opportunity. Apply online here by Friday, June 5. Finalists will be selected to participate in an interview process in June. One organization will be selected to receive in-person, hands on support.