Getting the data you need
Does your organisation struggle with clunky data systems, low data quality, or a lack of reports that focus on the things that matter? If so, you're not alone - many social purpose organisations face these challenges. But access to quality data is essential for delivery of projects or services, for accountability, and for learning and evaluation. We help you to get the data you need, and to use it well.
Data system design
We are bilingual – we speak both ‘tech’ and ‘social purpose’. We will work with you to help identify your data requirements, and translate these into the detail of data system configuration. Drawing on our experience, we can suggest data fields and outcome measurement approaches that will be of high value in monitoring and evaluating your work.
Which data system?
We provide independent advice on data system procurement (including selection of CRM and reporting systems) to meet your organisation’s requirements.
We develop low-cost data collection tools in-house. For more complex solutions, we act as technical liaison with database developers. We can support you to clarify and document data collection processes, and help to train staff to ensure that data is collected reliably and at high quality. We also undertake data audits that identify and address the weak points in your data portfolio.
Making meaning from data
Is your data system a black hole – consuming all data in its vicinity, but never emitting anything of value? We assist to develop dashboard reports and detail reports that are easy to use and are focused on the insights that matter to you. We also undertake specialist data analysis when you have deeper questions you want to answer.
Lirata's consulting team work with health, community services and education data daily. Since 2010 our consultants have supported organisations in these sectors to get the data they need and to use it well.
Lirata's specialists in this area
What our partner agencies say about us
As an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation, design and evaluation processes have had a long history of being externally imposed and top down. We chose Lirata as we wanted to work with external consultants with the right technical skills but who also understood the importance of participatory processes and relational ways of working. Lirata brought both of these aspects to the Evaluation Needs Assessment and the process and findings they led have set up the foundations for future monitoring/evaluation & learning work at Djirra.
Lirata were a good fit for Djirra and we continue to touch base and see them as accompanying our MEL journey rather than just providing a one-off consultancy product.