Blending Data Governance and Constituent Engagement to Build an Inclusive Database

Blending Data Governance and Constituent Engagement to Build an Inclusive Database

In an unparalleled time of global change and awareness, many nonprofit organizations are searching for innovative and demonstrable ways to lead and create positive change through the discipline of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

Serving and supporting the needs of its unique constituencies is the life and mission of any nonprofit organization.

In this unprecedented time of global change, many organizations are actively turning towards opportunities to be catalysts for change in the critical fight for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

At the center of this pivotal moment are the unique peoples, communities, and needs that comprise underrepresented and underserved populations. A vital component of meeting these needs includes addressing inclusivity across the spectrum of constituencies that includes donors.

To serve these needs to the best of our ability, focus and determination are essential to bridge the gap between simply articulating our ideals and intentions and actually executing substantial efforts that translate into meaningful outcomes. This represents a formidable challenge, particularly in areas where connections and data are inextricably linked, one that should be given careful consideration and attention. Organizations that are asking critical questions are meeting this challenge head-on and seeking to understand how to fully support and engage diverse constituencies while ensuring optimal inclusivity in tangible and measurable ways.

As practitioners in fundraising systems and operations, we know the importance of collecting and maintaining quality data to support and shape programs, measure outcomes, and serve diverse populations. When viewed through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion, we see that a critical component of any database and data governance program becomes data inclusivity.

This white paper, Blending Data Governance and Constituent Engagement to Build an Inclusive Database, approaches this topic in-depth and concentrates on leveraging the union of data governance and constituent engagement to achieve data inclusivity for your organization.

Learn more about how BWF is helping clients succeed and reach out to authors Shannon Cooper or Joelle Clemons.

BWF serves nonprofits in the areas of campaign management, high-net-worth fundraising, organizational consulting, marketing and communications, data science, and technology. Clients include universities, health systems, and NGOs throughout North America, Europe, Australia, Africa, and the Pacific Rim. As a truly comprehensive fundraising consulting firm, BWF has a team of consultants with extensive background and experience in every facet of philanthropy.