Scattergood Foundation

Advancing Innovative Strategies for Change in Behavioral Health

Grant Activity: Current Activity Impacting Communities

Building A Data-Driven Nonprofit Sector in Philadelphia

By Joseph Pyle, MA and Alyson Ferguson, MPH
The people and organizations of Philadelphia are collectively poised to achieve great things, but a lack of data-driven decision-making among nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies is impeding growth. Recognizing that many organizations are already collecting huge volumes of data, but are unable due to limited infrastructure, resources, or know-how to maximize the impact of that information, the Scattergood Foundation has undertaken its Building Evaluation Capacity Initiative, to help organizations continually improve performance and outcomes, and changing the way nonprofits are thinking and delivering services for the better.