Grant Data Collection
I wanted to start a discussion around data collection, specifically to see what kind of data you all are collecting from your grantees. I am going through my first round of analyzing accountability reports since joining the organization I am with and sad to see we aren't collecting much quantitative data; a majority of the data we are collecting is qualitative, which isn't helping me to show the impact we had with our funding in numbers. After watching many of the amazing webinars provided by Foundant, I was left with a lot of hope that we can improve our data collection so we can better show our impact in the community. We help support tennis programs in FL, so currently the only quantitative data I can collect and show is how many people participated in a program. With that said:
1.) What kind of quantitative data are you collecting?
2.) How are you collecting that - through follow-up reports, as the program goes, at the grantee's discretion?
Since I am not in a position to make decisions for changes made to our programs as I please, I am hopeful that I can use what I get from here to advocate for changes to our data collection process. Essentially, I don't want to give out money just give out money - I want us to be able to show our donors and our constituents that we are truly invested in bettering our communities. Thanks in advance for those that provide input 😄