From spreadsheets into the 21st century: Managing data for impact


Maaike Blom has been working in the non-profit sector for over 30 years. She has seen many different types, sizes and forms of NGOs from the inside as an employee and the outside as an advisor. Over the years, she has seen many of those NGOs struggle with the challenges of how to measure, collect and report on their activities, outcomes and impact. This could be made much simpler and easier! Therefore she has co-founded Data4Development , a social enterprise that supports NGOs in streamlining this process of capturing results in a cost effective way from the onset.

In this conversation, Maaike will tell us all about how the ideal NGO would deal with these issues, and how that could benefit both the organization as well as its impact.

This conversation takes place within the celebration of our 5th anniversary, as part of a new webinar series: HVFC Conversations. This is a series of interviews with our partners, clients, colleagues and networks on a variety of topics around the international development sector.


Maaike Blom

Maaike is a change manager, strategist and initiator of new concepts aimed towards simplifying and making work easier. She is the Managing Director of Data4Development with more than 20 years of experience in the development sector as a manager, fundraiser (MFS applications), Monitoring & Evaluation specialist and public-private cooperation. She was also responsible for entering the IATI standard, together with building a project management system at Terre des Hommes.



Maaike has been working for over a decade in mostly francophone Africa. She brings in field experience in international development cooperation as well as in the international cultural sector. She has worked for nonprofits as well as large institutional donors. As such, she has the right hindsight to link both perspectives. She also knows how to combine effectively theory and practice.


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