about the report

IBM Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs Impact Grant Program has provided over 250 analytics grants to nonprofits globally with a market value of $15m. This study not only provides a powerful view of the current state of data and analytics for nonprofits, but also enables us to share our learnings from these grants to benefit the sector.

In partnership with the IBM Institute for Business Value, we surveyed 330 nonprofit organizations globally, and received responses from nonprofit leaders and employees based in over across 34 countries and 12 issue areas. The survey was distributed with the help of our partner, Independent Sector. In addition, the team conducted over 30 interviews with senior leaders of nonprofit organizations, IBM delivery consultants, and IBM analytics and public sector subject matter experts across the world. We also used Watson Analytics for Social Media and examined published thought leadership and research studies to validate trends in the nonprofit data analytics space.

IBM Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs (CC&CA)

The IBM Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs (CC&CA) Impact Grants program delivers strategically designed consulting and software solutions that leverage the breadth of IBM capabilities and technologies to empower organizations as they work in our communities to overcome society’s toughest challenges. This program is one of several IBM Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives which comprehensively enable the company to deliver higher value solutions to the not-for-profit sector, affect significant social issues and impact communities across the globe. Please visit CC&CA at www.ibm.com/ibm/responsibility.


Diane Melley
Vice President
Global Citizenship Initiatives

Christian Schoen
Impact Grants Project Executive

Tracey Nguyen
Associate Partner
Digital Strategy & Analytics

Michelle Mullins
Managing Consultant
Digital Strategy & Analytics

Rebecca Shockley
Global Analytics Research Leader
Institute for Business Value