Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
It immediately struck a chord. In my personal life, I think of this often for everything from my health to my relationships. In my professional life, I’m an analyst at GuideStar. I keep this quote framed on my desk to remind me why analyzing and improving nonprofit data is so important. The data that nonprofits collect and report isn’t just information in a database. It has the power to shape decisions.
In recent years, the sector has begun to focus on data collection for organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).