Nonprofit Data for Beginners (3 Part Webinar Series)

Feb 08, 2018 01:00pm -
Feb 08, 2018 02:30pm

Event Details

Event Description

Nonprofit Data for Beginners
Thursdays, February 8 - 22 | Three Part Webinar Series
All Webinars will run from 1:00PM – 2:30PM

Offered in Partnership with:

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 us 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.

Registration and payment to be completed via Idealware’s website – use discount code – PA2018

$95 – PANO Members - Use Discount Code: PA2018
$120 –
Regular Price

Registration and payment to be completed via Idealware’s website.

Webinar Agenda:
February 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.

February 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.

February 22: Making Use of Your Data
In the final course, we will discuss the various ways you will need to manage and use the data you’ve collected. We’ll consider the logistics of entering, storing, and maintaining your data. We’ll also look at how to develop an action plan that ensures your data program is useful and sustainable

Registration and payment to be completed via Idealware’s website – use discount code – PA2018

Testimonials from Past Participants in Idealware Courses:

“I feel empowered to continue on the path I started out on with our data and use new tactics learned in the series to improve all aspects of our program data, from asking the right questions of it to presenting to stakeholders.”

“Idealware's training broadened my knowledge of the field of data collection and analysis and equipped me with the proper tools and background knowledge to make smarter decisions for my organization in data collection, analysis and presentation/publication.”

“Idealware made it fun to tackle the issues we have with data.”

“Excellent—covered a range of possibilities based on cost, resources, and priorities. Lets me know how to talk with others in the organization about what we can do now and plan for in the future.”

“As always—great content, very understandable delivery, and well worth my time to attend.”

“I think this webinar is great. It's very helpful to have concrete items to achieve before the next class (i.e., homework), and also to be given really clear instruction. Thank you!”

“This was a great webinar. I learned a lot. You really make it feel doable. Thank you!”

“With the clean layout of the conference template, I easily followed along and used the chat box to participate.”

“Excellent format. Very clear and concise. I feel I have some good tools to move forward with.”


Event Type:Webinar
Early registration ends on Nov 26, 2017.
Regular registration starts on Nov 27, 2017 and ends on Feb 08, 2018.
Late registration starts on Feb 09, 2018.
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