Blogs in this series
1. Analytics for Non-Profits – Introduction
2. Analytics for Non-Profits – Formatted Reports
3. Analytics for Non-Profits – Ad-hoc reporting
4. Analytics for Non-Profits – Visualization
5. Analytics for Non-Profits – Data Exploration
6. Analytics for Non-Profits – Geospatial Analysis
7. Analytics for Non-Profits – Collaboration
- What are challenges that a Non-Profit faces each day and what could be the best solutions to meet to those challenges?
- What role analytics can play in helping Non-Profits to do more with less?
- Which analytical tools is a best-fit for a specific scenario?
Above are few of the questions which we at the Direct Relief International started to find answers to. Today we can say, we do have a few answers and continuing with our sprit of sharing, this blog series is a journey of Direct Relief International in exploring and deploying SAP Analytical tools to be more efficient and transparent while continuing to provide relief around the world.
Direct Relief International – Introduction
- Direct Relief International – http://www.directrelief.org/
- Direct Relief’s Haiti Response (SAP TV) – http://www.sap-tv.com/6826
- Direct Relief’s 2010 Annual Report – http://www.v3advantage.com/AnnualReport2010/
- Defined Daily Dose – http://www.whocc.no/ddd/definition_and_general_considera/
- Charity Navigator – How Do We Rate Charities – http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=35
Efficiency – Non-profits against the general perception don’t have unlimited funds to manage operations. The processes which involve operations, fund raising, logistics need to be as efficient as it would be in normal business world.
Transparency – While Individual and Corporate Donors, associate themselves to a particular non-profit, it becomes a duty of non-profit to tell them exactly how and where there support or donation was spent.
Collaboration – No single non-profit can address all relief or support related issues, so collaboration becomes very critical while responding to disasters in unknown countries or unknown program initiatives.
One thread which connects all challenges is Analytics. To have each and every member of the organization empowered to be able to make intelligent and effective decision, it is important to have right analytical tools deployed and made available to users.
Users and Analytical Tools
Below are different analytical tools which we deployed in Direct Relief International for different users and there different analytical needs.
In future blogs, we would discuss the different scenarios in detail.