Data maturity is an organisation's journey towards improvement and increased capability in using data. This assessment covers seven key themes: Uses, Data, Analysis, Leadership, Culture, Tools, and Skills. Your overall results will indicate where your organisation is on the five stage data maturity journey: Unaware, Emerging, Learning, Developing or Mastering.
When completing the assessment, please try to answer questions based on your perception of the overall organisation, rather than you as an individual or views of a particular project or department. There are no right or wrong answers. You may want to invite colleagues to complete the assessment as a group. The more representative the participants, the more accurate the results will be.
When we say 'data' we have a broad definition. We include all the types of information your organisation collects, stores, analyses, and uses. It can be recorded in many formats: numbers, text, images, video, maps. For example it might include:
And the list could go on….
At Data Orchard, we have been researching and testing data maturity in the not-for-profit sector since 2015. We built this tool to help not-for-profits understand how they are doing with data, and to build a clearer picture of our sector's needs.
We are extremely grateful to our funding partners for their grant support towards the project. They are: Digital Impact, an initiative of the Digital Civil Society Lab at Stanford University's Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS); Esmée Fairbairn Foundation; and CAST – The Centre for Acceleration of Social Technology.
Find out more about data maturity and the background to our data maturity framework.
The Data Maturity Assessment Tool and Framework is licenced under the Creative Commons Licence: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)