Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

How can accumalating statistics help an NPO?

Statistics can be a valuable tool for non-profit organizations (NPOs) in a number of ways. For example, statistics can help NPOs:

  • Understand the needs of their target population: By collecting and analyzing data, NPOs can gain insight into the demographics, behaviors, and needs of the people they serve. This information can help NPOs tailor their programs and services to better meet the needs of their target population.
  • Measure the effectiveness of their programs and services: Statistics can help NPOs evaluate the effectiveness of their programs and services by measuring outcomes and impact. For example, an NPO that provides educational programs for disadvantaged youth may use statistics to track the academic performance of participants and determine whether their programs are making a positive difference.
  • Communicate their impact to stakeholders: Statistics can be used to communicate the impact of an NPO's programs and services to stakeholders such as donors, funders, and the general public. By presenting data and statistics in a clear and compelling way, NPOs can demonstrate the value of their work and attract support for their mission.
  • Make data-driven decisions: Statistics can help NPOs make informed, data-driven decisions about their programs and services. By analyzing data, NPOs can identify trends and patterns that can help them allocate resources more effectively, identify areas for improvement, and make evidence-based decisions about how to move forward.

Overall, the use of statistics can help NPOs better understand and serve the needs of their target population, measure the impact of their programs and services, and make data-driven decisions to achieve their goals.

Unified Donors and Beneficiaries

Statistics Report

This is the key report and data source for donor accountability. It provides detailed counts of all the donor's activity. It splits attendance registers and interventions into different categories, and provides counts of each category. For example, the report may show the number of attendees at a particular program, as well as the number of unique attendees and the number of new and leaving contacts.

The report can be run for a specific date range, and can be filtered by location, age bracket, and other relevant factors. The report can be exported to Excel easily.

This allows donors to see how their programs are performing and to track the impact of their interventions over time. The report provides the baseline data for monthly and annual reporting, and is an essential tool for ensuring donor accountability and transparency.