Real-Time Data: Why it’s the Fuel for Social Impact

Anish Nagar Data & Technology, Social Impact Leave a Comment

Data is the fuel of the digital economy. But the benefits of good data extends well beyond businesses: data is essential to the productivity and success of modern for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Unfortunately, while 90% of nonprofits collect some data, “almost half say they aren’t fully aware of the ways data can (and does) impact their work.” 

To better understand the applications of data for socially-impactful organizations, social sector experts have categorized data into two types: “data for action” and “data for impact.”