Using Data to Transform Your Organization: A Nonprofit Toolkit
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Using Data to Transform Your Organization: A Nonprofit Toolkit

How can you get a clear picture of your organization’s performance without the data to back it up? Join us for Using Data to Transform Your Organization, a five-week exploration into data strategy. Over five weeks we’ll help you ask important questions, find the right data, analyze what you’ve collected, present your data to donors and funders, and use the information to strengthen your organization.

11/8/2016 to 11/9/2016
When: Tues, Nov. 8th
Tues, Dec. 13th
Where: Webinar
http://bit.ly/DataToolkit2016
Contact: Daniel Walsh
402.557.5800 x4#

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Using Data to Transform Your Organization: A Nonprofit Toolkit

Five 90-minute webinars, Tuesdays between November 8 and December 13. There will be no webinar the week of Thanksgiving.

Regular Price: $215
NAM Member Price: $170
Registration link: http://bit.ly/DataToolkit2016

Contact Dan Walsh daniel@nonprofitam.org to recieve your NAM discount code

In our increasingly data-driven world, nonprofits need to be able to monitor and measure what’s working and what isn’t. Gathering the right data—and knowing how to use it—is essential.

Join us for
Using Data to Transform Your Organization, a five-week course designed to help you ask important questions, find the right data, analyze what you’ve collected, present your data to donors and funders, and use the data to strengthen your organization.

Throughout the course, we’ll explore how real organizations are using data and help you think through how this applies to your own organization.

Through participation in this course, you will:

  • Learn how to ask the right questions to define your goals and develop processes for collecting and using your data.
  • Explore the many places where you can find useful data.
  • Discover simple analysis techniques and tools that anyone can use—no statistics degree required.
  • Learn how to present your data to colleagues, donors, and grantmakers.
  • Dive into case studies of real organizations using data to make decisions.
Toolkit Schedule

All sessions take place Tuesdays at 1 pm Eastern and last for 90 minutes.

November 8: Asking the Right Questions
Simply collecting data is not enough. Deciding early on what you will do with that data—and why you want it in the first place—will help you to define goals and approaches. We'll talk through how to define your organization’s own data-based metrics strategy from the ground up.

November 15: Hunting Down the Data
More often than not, the most useful data won’t be found already neatly laid out in a spreadsheet. You might find extremely valuable data in handwritten staff notes, in multiple software systems, or public repositories. We’ll
discuss where different data can live, which sources of data might be useful, and where and how you can collect it to be ready for analysis.

November 29: Analyzing Your Data
What do you do with all that newly harvested data? How do you take those piles of raw data and make sense of it all? In this class, we’ll break down the strategies you can use to analyze data and what it can teach your organization.

December 6: Presenting Your Data
Even if you work at a one-person organization, you’ll likely need to share that data with partners, board members, funders, and the community at large. Presenting your findings in the form of infographics, charts, and graphs can help provide a clear view of your organization’s progress and the ways it’s making a difference.

December 13: Making Use of Your Data
In the final course, we will discuss the various ways you can use the data now that it has been collected and analyzed. We’ll examine case studies of several nonprofits that have used their metrics strategies to improve the strength and capacity of their organizations and look at best practices for moving forward at your nonprofit.

Other Info

Participants will also be given weekly “homework” assignments.

Please register with the email address where you would like to receive the access code and dial-in information for the online seminar. All registered participants are granted access to the recordings of each session. Participants who cannot attend any of the sessions due to scheduling conflicts will still have access to the toolkit presentation decks and handouts.

About the Presenter

Eric Leland, Idealware Expert Trainer

Eric has spent two decades working with progressive organizations and businesses tackling online and offline technology challenges. He’s a founding partner of FivePaths (fivepaths.com), a technology firm that offers strategic technology consulting, information architecture, and web CMS and CRM platform development expertise to each project. Eric is very active in nonprofit, philanthropy, and technology circles, having served as co-chair to the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network in San Francisco, on the National Advisory Board for the Addiction Technology Transfer Center, and as a member of NTEN and the Tech Underground.