Articles by Sam Farnham
Is Your Data Collection Program Ready to Go Mobile? Four Steps (And a Free Guide) to Help You Get Started
From decision support to enhanced communication with beneficiaries, mobile data collection can be an incredibly useful tool for impact-based organizations. But for all its benefits, it's no silver bullet, cautions Sam Farnham at Dimagi. Farnham stresses the importance of doing due diligence on collection methods before moving onto digital tools, and offers a free guide for determining mobile data collection's relevance for your organization in this constructive post.
Frontline workers play a critical role in gathering information from – and delivering services to – rural communities. For years, these workers used paper forms and guides, leading to delays, problems with accuracy, and trouble measuring program effectiveness. Mobile data collection tools can help address these challenges, but transitioning to a digital system is not as easy as simply digitizing paper forms. Sam Farnham at Dimagi shares insights and a free guide that can clarify the process.