In this episode of Lead with Heart, I have Meenakshi Das, a data equity speaker, consultant and trainer for nonprofits and agencies. She will share valuable insights on how nonprofits can effectively use data to make better-informed decisions and build trust with their community. We will discuss important topics such as communication strategies, intentional commitment, unconscious biases in data collection, and the importance of ongoing conversations on data in nonprofits.
Meenakshi emphasizes the role of data equity in informing decision-making and creating a more inclusive and equitable organization. Her experience and expertise make this a must-listen for anyone looking to learn more about data-driven decision-making in nonprofits.
In this episode:
- [08:07] Effective strategies for communicating data within your organization
- [15:27] The importance of making an intentional commitment
- [22:24] How unconscious biases impact the collection and interpretation of data – and what we can do about it
- [26:06] Navigating nonprofit donor data – an exploration of data collection assessments and donor engagement strategies
- [36:53]The importance of ongoing conversations on data in nonprofits
“The foundational work of data is leading up to trust and transparency […] Once we get all the data, it doesn’t mean we lock doors and close it and do not do anything with it for the next two or three years. That’s the actual place where the magic starts, using that data to connect with the community.”
“A nonprofit can use the lens of data equity to inform decisions on the leadership level and throughout the organization by doing the internal systems work to make a change, rather than just doing it to get funding. It’s about accountability and making better-informed, equitable, and inclusive decisions.”
“Creating space for open and honest conversations about data, including sharing our failures, is key to achieving data equity and making the journey of working with data more meaningful and easier.”
CONNECT WITH MEENAKSHI
Meenakshi Das is a humble first-gen immigrant, data, research, and analytics passionate consultant, author, certified life coach, and mentor. She blends storytelling, conversions, and human-centric data tactics to support nonprofits in achieving their goals from strategic planning.
LinkedIn: Meenakshi (Meena) Das
CONNECT WITH HALEY
Haley is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Certified Stress Management Coach, and Certified EmC train the trainer. She is the Founder of The Savvy Fundraiser, a nonprofit consulting and coaching business. She has worked in both small and large nonprofit teams in the human services, homelessness, and youth sectors; and she specializes in the EmC process, nonprofit leadership, board development, and fundraising. Haley is a passionate, impact-driven, experienced nonprofit professional whose mission is to empower, elevate and engage nonprofit leaders to build healthy, thriving organizations.