Monthly Archives: November 2011

Random Sampling

When you can’t possibly ask everyone every time; utilize random sampling. The Gallop Poll can predict the presidential winner within 3% by asking 1,000 people that were randomly selected to participate. Establishing a sampling pool will also help reduce survey … Continue reading

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Spreadsheets and Databases

There are not enough resources to help a small nonprofit utilize spreadsheets and databases while developing their evaluation capacity. Recall a database is best for entering data and mix matching data while a spreadsheet should be used for analysis. You … Continue reading

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An example of using data to drive decisions.

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I need a survey

People always seem to think a survey will cure what ails them. What ails people of course is a lack of feedback and information about how to proceed. The feedback has to come from the right people and the survey … Continue reading

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