GIS for Nonprofits
Geography matters. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provide decision tools for more effective outreach, analysis for social impact, and improved reporting to your constituency and sponsors.
Our team has more than two decades of experience with the world's leading GIS tools.
What is GIS and why should nonprofits use it?
GIS (Geographic Information System) is a powerful tool that can be used by nonprofits to support their work in many ways. It uses data and maps to analyze and visualize information for greater insight. It improves decision-making, optimizes resource allocation, enhances communication and advocacy, increases community engagement, and supports disaster response and recovery efforts.
GIS helps nonprofits make more informed decisions by providing spatial data that can be visualized on a map. Nonprofit stakeholders understand better the relationships between different variables, such as poverty rates, demographic data, or environmental conditions.
Optimize resource allocation.
GIS allows nonprofits to optimize their resource allocation by identifying areas where needs are the greatest and where services or resources are lacking. Nonprofits will target their efforts more effectively and maximize their impact.
Enhance communication and advocacy.
GIS supports nonprofits to communicate their message more effectively by providing a visual representation of their work. This is especially useful in advocacy efforts or in communicating the impact of programs or services to funders, donors, or other stakeholders.
Increase community engagement.
GIS helps to engage communities in the decision-making process by providing them with information about their neighborhood, city, or region. The additional information helps to build trust, increase transparency, and empower residents to take action.
Support disaster response and recovery.
GIS is used to support disaster response and recovery efforts by providing real-time data on the location of affected populations, infrastructure, and resources. With the help of GIS, nonprofits can respond more quickly and effectively to emergencies and ensure that resources are distributed where they are needed most.