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How data mature is your organization? Find out with this assessment

By: Marco Campana
May 29, 2023

Being ready for digital maturity, hybrid services, service evaluation, and the growth of AI tools and processes means understanding your organization's state of data maturity.

The UK-based Data Maturity Framework by DataKind and Data Orchard is a self-assessment tool to help charities better understand and alleviate the challenges of incorporating data into their efforts. This Data Maturity Framework has been developed specifically for the not-for-profit sector.

The framework presents the five stages of progress in data maturity for organizations:

  1. Unaware
  2. Emerging
  3. Learning
  4. Developing
  5. Mastering

It maps these across seven key themes:

  1. Data
  2. Tools
  3. Leadership
  4. Skills
  5. Culture
  6. Uses
  7. Analysis

Try the tool for free.

You'll get a useful report, which you can use as a starting point in your organization. The feedback you'll get is something like:

Survey Results

"You scored your organisation in the Developing Stage

Your overall score, based on the average across the seven themes, was 3.6 out of 5. You have scored your organisation strongest in Analysis, Data, Culture. Your responses indicate priority areas to focus on are likely to be Tools, Skills, Uses."

Download their Data Maturity Framework backgrounder, which provides detailed information about each stage and theme in the framework.

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