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Focusing on Results: How Nonprofits are Using Data to Improve Their Communities

Social Finance

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Data can be a useful tool when it comes to measuring impact and the overall success of an intervention. By using data to drive decision-making and analyze effectiveness, nonprofits can better serve vulnerable populations. This paper shares findings to help nonprofits strengthen data collection strategies and use the results to improve communities. 


Using data and evidence intelligently is at the heart of Social Finance’s work. We believe in the power of this information to drive unique partnerships and mobilize private capital in service of society, with the ability to make tremendous strides in confronting the intractable challenges we face.Kerry Sullivan, President of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation and Tracy Palandjian, CEO and Co-Founder of Social Finance

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