All posts tagged: data

8 Social Good Trends For Entrepreneurs To Ride On In 2015

The web has dramatically changed the rules of doing business right from fundraising to marketing to selling, everything has changed. What worked before doesn’t work now. Social entrepreneurs that take full advantage of the ever evolving web will be the ones that will rule the hearts and minds of donors and consumers. At Dutiee our goal is to keep you updated with the latest. Trends that are showing results and will help you profit from. In 2014 we outlined seven trends that social entrepreneurs could benefit from and all of these continue to still hold true in 2015. Social mission embedded consumer startups, crowdfunding, data, transparency, visuals, design and hackathons – we believe 2015 will see these trends grow stronger as more entrepreneurs leverage these and realize their benefits. The one new trend that we would like to add for 2015 that’s proving effective for many startups is Storytelling. Brands that are embracing storytelling as part of their communication/marketing strategy are gaining immensely in establishing new, deep and lasting connections. More on storytelling and other …

Data for Social Good: A Beginners Guide for Nonprofits and Social Ventures

Data is gaining tremendous prominence in the business world. Companies are becoming highly data driven in every aspect of their business – from gaining new customers, providing better personalized services, cutting costs, to developing new products. With the visible benefits of increased profits and efficiency, companies are spending more resources than ever to understand, visualize and monetize data. The positive outcomes for data driven businesses has got nonprofit thinkers and leaders excited to try and spark the same kind of excitement around data in the social sector. Currently, there is a talk around how big data can fuel social good, my goal with this article is to help nonprofits and social startups understand how they can apply data thinking in their everyday work and hopefully demystify this trend. Nonprofits Are About Small Data First up, do not be daunted by all the talk around big data. The truth is that most social startups and nonprofits will never have to deal with big data. Big data refers to terabytes of data being generated every single day …