Standardizing data collection could help non-profits fill gaps in critical community services. What’s holding them back?

Non-profits are being invited to share their data requirements and challenges as a new standard takes shape.

Why It Matters

Non-profits often create ad hoc policies for managing, storing and sharing data, but they don’t always fulfill legal obligations or allow for the full utilization of important information. Standardizing how data is handled helps ensure vulnerable people don’t fall through the cracks and creates new opportunities for collaboration.

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TORONTO / TREATY 13 – It’s a free service with the power to connect Ontarians in distress with localized information, on everything from disability supports, to crisis housing, child care and legal assistance in 150 languages. All they have to do is dial 211.

But maintaining a database of 60,000 ever-evolving community organizations, government resources and non-profits is a challenge, particularly when data collection and storage isn’t uni

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