Nonprofit Data for Beginners: Hunting Down the Data

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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.

The term “big data” gets used (and misused) a lot, making it seem scary and expensive. But bigger isn’t always better. Gathering the right data—and knowing how to use it—is what matters. Join Idealware for Nonprofit Data for Beginners, a three-week course designed to help you ask the right questions, find the data you need, and use your data to strengthen your organization.

Through participation in this course, you will: 

  • Consider what questions you need your data to answer.      
  • Learn how to define your goals and develop processes for collecting your data.
  • Explore the many places where you can find useful data.  
  • Learn how to manage your metrics and data so that they remain useful over the long term.  
  • Dive into case studies of real organizations using data to make decisions.

Center Members, contact to receive your 20% off discount code!

Event Cost/Fee: 
Karen Goodenough
Webinar Anywhere, NC
United States
Sponsor, co-sponsor(s), partner(s): 

Idealware and North Carolina Center for Nonprofits

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