The Ottawa Food Bank
The Ottawa Food Bank’s mission is to collect and distribute food to member agencies serving people in need in the Ottawa area. The OFB was DFGO’s first client engagement. Analysis for this project primarily centered on an examination of imbalances in the distribution pipeline to its several dozen member agencies. Food request categories with ongoing deficits were exposed in order to inform future drive campaigns.
A breakdown of client demand was accomplished by correlating demographic data from the Canadian census and the National Household Survey and projecting the result onto a geographic map of Ottawa municipal ward boundaries. Finally, an extensive analysis of the OFBs support for newborn babies was conducted and revealed some astonishing facts about the need for diapers in certain neighbourhoods.
The final report was delivered to the OFB in the fall to 2015.
Youville Centre is an innovative organization that motivates, educates and nurtures young mothers and their children to become self-sufficient, contributing members of society.
D4GO undertook an in-depth analysis of donation revenue on order to identify trends over time in the relative proportions of corporate vs. private contributions. A list of the most loyal donors by total amount and longevity was produced, along with a colour-coded map of Ottawa municipal ward boundaries identifying populations that were most likely to contribute. A full history of fund-raising events was generated.
This effort provided insight into a trove of raw data on contributions and campaigns collected in an going back to 1999. Prior to the D4GO engagement, this information resided within a few operational systems, where it remained inaccessible to analysis. The final report, which exceeded fifty pages was delivered in the fall of 2016.
It was our privilege to contribute in some small way to Youville’s continued success in transforming the lives of young mothers.
Ten Oaks Project
The Ten Oaks Project engages and connects children and youth of LGBTQ+ communities through programs and activities rooted in play.
D4GO is currently supporting Ten Oaks in their pursuit of three main goals: the increase and diversification of funding; the optimization of resources required to sustain programs while maximizing accessibility, and; exploring the diversity of the Ten Oaks donor/volunteer network.