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How to Use Data Tools to Advance Your Mission
September 17 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
IBM estimates that every day our world generates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data, which includes social media postings, consumer data, research, and other forms of surveying and evaluation. Our challenge as nonprofits and philanthropy professionals is to find what we need in this information overload and use it in ways that lead to better outcomes for all. But where to begin? How can you and your organization determine what data you need, and where can you locate public data you can really use?
How to Use Data Tools to Advance Your Mission will help you understand how to use data in the daily life of your organization. You’ll leave prepared to make the case for data-informed decision making and able to point to and use a variety of online tools for finding and learning from data.
In this workshop, we’ll cover:
- Why data is important to your organization’s success
- What public data is available and how to access quality data
- How to develop your own tools for impact
- Rachel Borashko
- Tamela Spicer, M.A.
- Aaron Yore-VanOosterhout, Ph.D.
FREE for GVSU students/staff with ID