Some 3.5 years ago we discussed the state of data science in the nonprofit sector in this blog post. The world has significantly changed since then, however, being an insight-driven (nonprofit) organization is more imperative than ever. So, what is actually the status quo of data science and analytics in the nonprofit sector?
The most comprehensive survey on the state of data science and machine learning is the annual Machine Learning and Data Science Survey conducted by the platform Kaggle.com. In 2021, almost 26.000 people took part all across the globe. The participants were also asked about the industry they currently work in, Luckily, survey designers had added "Nonprofit & Services" as an option for the mentioned industry-related question. This enabled us to download the full survey response dataset from the Kaggle website. Using a global filter to focus on the responses from the nonprofit sector, we managed to put together this dashboard:
Back in 2019, when we last blogged about the status of data science in the nonprofit sector, we had already started our joint journey with our customers and partners. Still, we are continuous learners. However, together with our clients, we managed to write numerous success stories on how data science and analytics can make fundraising more efficient and successful. If you want to learn more, please go ahead and browse through the free resources we offer on our platform analytical-fundraising4sos.com or watch the video below for some inspiration.
We wish you all the best in these turbulent and challenging times. Let´s keep in touch and jointly make the most of fundraising data!