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Measure Your Impact

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Assess program success with meaningful metrics

Nonprofit organizations use GIS to develop indexes and models that set short- and long-term benchmarks and establish milestones. Maps and analysis allow teams to model alternative approaches and adjust nonprofit programs as they monitor outcomes and impacts. Leverage GIS tools to better communicate with your network, use authoritative data, collect and analyze data, and validate your program strategy.

Understand outcomes and plan for the future with GIS

Communicate your impact with stakeholders

Use maps and dashboards to share the measured success of your program evaluation with current and prospective changemakers.

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Ease data collection with intuitive apps

Gather essential data with easy-to-use apps. Then analyze accurate, timely community information on the number of projects completed and the number of program participants.

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Develop program alternatives and scenarios

Develop impactful location-based models to weigh alternative approaches to programs and community outreach.

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Bring performance metrics to life

Develop dynamic map-based reporting to share with a variety of people including management, staff, and community stakeholders.

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Nonprofits use GIS to measure volunteer engagement

The Field Museum in Chicago uses GIS to engage local communities in monarch butterfly research and protection.

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Esri Nonprofit Organization Program

The Esri Nonprofit Organization Program provides nonprofit organizations with low-cost access to GIS software, training, content, and other resources. Join a vibrant community of nonprofits around the globe working to create a better world.

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