Guide to Data-Driven Program Improvements
Let’s make your programs better
You’ve already set up a program.
Your app is working. Your team is trained. Maybe you’ve even set up a regular report.
Nice work! So, what’s next?
Once things are moving along nicely, it’s time to make them even better. Unfortunately, nearly 50% of organizations avoid or delay making updates to their applications, because they think “designing an appropriate organizational structure to support data and analytics activities” is too big of an obstacle.
We hope to open your eyes to a fact that they can’t see: You’ve actually already done it.
Inside the data you’ve already collected are hidden insights that can improve your program—and maybe even save it.
In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of evaluating your current data practices, whether that’s donor reports, baseline & endline reports, or just monthly report outs to your team. Then, we’ll show you how to quickly create more regular reports of that same data. By reviewing these metrics more regularly, you’ll be able to spot potential areas that can improve not only your application but your program overall – whether it’s related to the resources you have, the workforce you support, or how you make your services available to the communities you serve.
This is an iterative process that will continue for the duration of your program. And if you’re anything like us, there will be things you spot the first time through that will make you want to go right back and do it again to make your program even better.
Let’s get started.