Lean Data Practices for Civil Society Organizations
Build trust with your members and reduce operational risk
Why Lean Data Practices?
Lean Data Practices are a technique to manage data to help you build trust with members and reduce operational risk. You don’t need an engineering degree or a dedicated budget to apply these practices. All you need is a commitment from your organization to think through data decisions thoughtfully.
Members are much less likely to take actions or use services of organizations they don’t trust. Once trust is lost, it’s hard – ifnot impossible – to regain.
Every additional byte you store increases your operating costs and the costs to deal with a data or security breach (like legal fees, fines, credit monitoring services, etc.).
What’s in the toolkit?
This toolkit is designed to help you review your processes around collecting and storing data. Topics covered include:
Who is this toolkit for?
If you (or your organization) are collecting data from advocates so that you can keep in touch with them, this is for you! If you want to make sure you're getting the data you need while protecting the privacy and security of your members, LDP can help you protect your organization from potentially harmful external influences.