How Can Recording Project Data Help Improve Geographical Communities
Various people often team up for good causes and work to benefit the underdeveloped segments of their community. These tasks are carried out in the form of some community activities and a number of people of all ages, and interests are involved in this work. Unfortunately, too often their work goes unnoticed and unrewarded.
Like any other social task, community works require resources like money, time and sometimes a physical place to proceed. With well documented records of the project, those in charge of these resources are more likely to release them to these responsible leaders.
Here are some ways of recording the data of a social project that can be beneficial.
Third Sectors Memory
Very often in the volunteer sector, people stay for a relatively short period of time. My keeping good records, the next person taking on the role will be able stand the shoulder of the previous volunteer’s work. This will include the actual work undertaken but also, and perhaps more importantly, the inter-personal connections made.
You can help volunteers gain qualifications:
Often volunteers want to undertake community projects to gain a qualification such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award, Community/Youth Achievement Awards and the like. By keeping accurate records, more volunteers will gain more awards and more community members will be willing to volunteer.
Get Ready For Work
There are many people who are struggling to secure a full time job. For many, the first step is through volunteering. By keeping a good record of what has happened will act as a kind of CV for future employers.
It improves your efficiency:
Community work is kind of like large experiments involving time, money and people. Sometimes you fail, sometimes you succeed. But most importantly, the data collected during community work can help improve the efficiency of your future works.
For example, people can analyze and see what mistakes caused a task to fail, and they can avoid those mistakes to avoid failure. Similarly, good strategies extracted from successful tasks can help you save time and money.
It helps you audit quickly:
Another huge benefit of record keeping, especially in social works is that it can help you audit the whole project quickly. You can check all the invoices and compare them with your remaining balance to see if everything is going fine.
An audit can further help you cut the costs on various steps in the future, for example, you can replace a thing with a cheaper, better alternative the next time.
There are many good reasons for keeping good accurate records for the third sector. We have highlighted a few within this blogg. If you are interested in helping us develop an app that will capture the work undertaken, please get in touch.