Navigating Data for Nonprofit Leaders (Stu Manewith)

March 2022

Is your organization overwhelmed by data?  Do you have fresh, error free, current and comprehensive data in one easy to access system or has confidence in your communications faltered because you recently noticed something simple like a donor's name misspelled? Today's guest, Stu Manewith discusses why nonprofit leaders should be paying more attention to their data. In episode #149 of Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership, Stu defines his 5 Keys to Data Quality and Management because when your data is not cared for, the processes based on that data become ineffective and lead to breakdowns in communication at all levels.  Is your current CRM about to sunset and lose its functionality?  A digital transformation may be required, and regardless of your nonprofit's size, scope or budget, you will learn ways to more effectively manage and thus capitalize on your organization's data.

"Your organization's data is one of your most valuable assets, and when properly leveraged it will increase participation, funding, credibility and a more effective mission delivery."


Stu Manewith is considered one of the top thought-leaders in the non-profit sector. He is the Director of Thought Leadership and Advocacy for Omatic Software, a data-integration software for non-profits that allows them a complete view of their donors, promoting data-driven decision making.  With over 30 years' experience in the non-profit sector, Stu has implemented data and integration solutions at hundreds of non-profits across all subsectors - and been published by Blackbaud and Salesforce.  He is a seasoned nonprofit authority, advocate, and consulting services leader, with deep experience serving the nonprofit sector, both as a nonprofit executive and as a technology consulting professional. He's a Certified Fundraising Professional (CFRE) with a special passion for best practices surrounding the healthy 'marriage' of fundraising and other nonprofit revenue streams with the general ledger.



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