Open data is the idea that some data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish.
The Open Data Project is based on the survey responses from the biennial Global NGO Technology Survey which seeks to gain a better understanding of how NGOs, NPOs, and charities worldwide use technology for digital marketing and fundraising. Survey questions cover website and email communications, online fundraising tools, social media, and productivity and security software.
The survey is 100% anonymous and the data is meant to benefit nonprofit organizations, non-governmental organizations, and charities worldwide. If you work at an NGO, nonprofit, or charity, then please:
Browse the Global NGO Technology Data
The Global NGO Technology Survey data is available in real-time by region and country:
[DATA] 11 Must-Know Stats About Nonprofit Websites
[DATA] 11 Must-Know Stats About How Nonprofits Use Email
[DATA] 11 Must-Know Stats About Online Fundraising
[DATA] The 10 Most Effective Digital Marketing & Fundraising Tools
[DATA] 9 Popular Digital Fundraising Tools and How They Performed in 2021
[DATA] 14 Must-Know Stats About How Nonprofits Use Social Media
How to Use the Data
The anonymized survey data can be easily downloaded into Excel, PowerPoint, a PDF, and/or Word. As open data, it can be used and republished by any person or organization worldwide. Here are some simple suggestions:
- NGOs, NPOs, and charities can use the data to help craft their digital marketing and fundraising strategies.
- Service providers to the nonprofit sector can analyze the data for emerging trends and use the data in their content marketing strategy (blog posts, reports, webinars, etc.).
- Media organizations can use the data in articles and research projects.
To source the data, please simply mention the “Open Data Project” and link to: nptechforgood.com/open-data-project
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Why the Open Data Project?
Most research about digital marketing and fundraising in the nonprofit sector is based on data from wealthy nations and thus is often not applicable to charitable organizations worldwide. The Open Data Project was created to address that lack of diversity in data.
Formerly known as the Global NGO Technology Report, the report has been converted into an open data project because the report only featured a small portion of the data. In its new format, all data is provided publicly. Also, multilingual reports are very costly to produce in both time and financial resources. The Open Data Project is basic in design, but significantly more useful to the NGO sector.
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