Creativity in any art form is often found in how the artist works within the constraints or confines of her chosen artform.
Take painting as an example. A painter works with canvases, brushes, and paints to deliver a final product that started in her her mind, traveled to her hands, through her brush, and onto the canvas.
Creativity when working with nonprofit data is similar.
A nonprofit data artist works with records, tabs, and fields to deliver a final product that started in her mind, traveled to her hands, through her keyboard, and onto the screen or out of the printer.
Approaching our work, regardless of what kind of work we do, with a creative spirit is always a good approach.