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United Way of Columbia-Willamette

619 Southwest 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205, US (map)

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 19 2014
    NTEN Lab: Data-Informed Nonprofits

    Your nonprofit’s compass should be informed by data. Data-informed nonprofits make strategic decisions not just with experience and instinct, but with metrics and trends collected over time that align with their organizational goals and mission.

    The benefits of strategic data management for nonprofits is significant. Interest groups can use it to inform voting records of political candidates; community groups can use it to understand what areas need more access to recreational facilities, or a network of preschools can share their data to spot common behavior patterns. Every organization produces different kinds of data, but it's how the organization uses it to show its impact and inform critical decisions that makes the data valuable.

    Caligator discount! Use: NTENLAB30 to get the NTEN Member price!

    Why you should attend:

    The NTEN Lab is an in-person, collaborative space for shared learning, and an opportunity to connect with your peers to explore different ways to identify and strategically use your organization’s data. You'll learn how to find the data you're already producing, how you can use the data to show your impact, and how to plan future decisions based on the data you have instead of the way you feel.

    In addition to breakfast and lunch, attendees will also receive a complimentary hard copy of our recently published e-book, Collected Voices: Data-Informed Nonprofits.

    Attendees will learn how to:

    1) Create goals that can be measured and reported to your audience 2) Gather the data you need when you're short on time 3) Identify the best ways to collect, aggregate, analyze, and really use your data 4) Foster a culture of data-informed decision making across your team and in your organization

    Who should attend:

    This Lab is for nonprofit staff members that are interested in learning how to make data-informed decisions in their organization. It is a good fit for nonprofit decision makers across all departments, especially those who are in charge of preparing, or contributing to, their organization's strategic planning process, or annual plans.


    Michelle Chaplin, Senior Manager of Online Fundraising, PBS; Matt Koltermann, Client Advisor, Acquia; Brett Meyer, Content Strategist, ThinkShout Inc.; Ash Shepherd, Strategy & Process, Minds on Design Lab.