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Our Process

All organizations and communities generate data, but most don't fully understand how to use it to become more effective and better advocates. Our goal is to help our partners harness their data to document their impacts, build strong advocacy tools, and connect with their communities. We follow a flexible core approach that we adapt to each unique partner and project.

Our process starts with a thorough assessment of how your organization works and communicates. We listen to our partners, working directly with organizational staff to get a deep understanding of their current data situation and future data and application needs. We call this process "data therapy," and it is critical to determining what technologies would be useful and appropriate for your organization.

We use this process to develop a technology roadmap that aligns with your current tools and ways of working. We then build a strong foundation for your data management based on this assessment. Once this is in place we create tools for you and your team to visualize and analyze your data and share your story.

Service Examples

Our team will work with you to ensure that this custom system fits into the way your organization works and with the technology you currently have in place. We develop strong personal relationships with the organizations we serve in order to determine their needs and build sustainable systems that are flexible to future improvements in technology. We work directly with our partners - we learn the culture of their organizations and listen to their missions.

The NiJeL process makes our partners more efficient, better decisions-makers, and empowers them to visualize their impact as it changes over time and scale. So, if you're working to make the world a better place, we would like to partner with you to tell your story through your data.

Please see our portfolio for examples of our work.