Tracking social impact values through data collection and data management systems
May 4, 2021
As institutions committed to social and environmental justice, we share values like equality, participation, respect, empathy, sustainability, and transparency. Yet, these values are rarely embedded within our data collection and data management systems. How do we take the values and commitments that we have as organizations and individuals and track them effectively? Surfacing and tracking organizational values is crucial to align an organization's vision and mission with its everyday implementation. To support this process, data collection and management systems can leverage metrics to make sense and learn from the implementation of our organizational values, support strategic reflection and decision making.