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Increasing demands from funders, accreditors, and donors as well as increased competition for scarce resources are creating challenges and frustrations for many nonprofits.
- Focus and re-align your program strategies to ensure greatest impact?
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- Balance and meet the competing requirements of your stakeholders?
- Figure out how to achieve more with less?
- Reduce the sense of burden and over-work among your team?
- Find cost-effective, intuitive, and simple strategies for collecting and using data?
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Ok, maybe I oversold this a little in the title, but I got your attention! This is the fourth post in a series on how nonprofits can leverage Excel to simplify, streamline, and accelerate their data analysis. The IllumiLab is grateful to have one of our clients, Megan Ondr-Cooper of CASA St. Louis, sharing her[…]
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The IllumiLab is excited to bring you this five-part blog series from one of our clients, Megan Ondr-Cooper, the Manager of Analysis & Outcomes at CASA of St. Louis. Since we began working together, I’ve been so encouraged and impressed by how much Megan is able to do with so little when it comes to[…]
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