Course Page - Nonprofit Data for Beginners

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Session 1: Asking the Right Questions

You can access the webinar here.

After the session, you can download the recording of the session here.

 

After the session, you can download the slides for the seminar here.

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Homework

Get started on nailing down the definitions and proxies for one fuzzy goal.

  • How would you define the terms you use? 
  • What proxies might be measurable?

If you would like your fuzzy goal to be reviewed by our expert trainer, please submit them to training@idealware.org by end of day Tuesday, May 12.

Session 2: Hunting Down the Data

You can access the webinar here.

After the session, you can download the recording of the session here.

After the session, you can download the slides for the seminar here.

Additional Resources:

Homework

Think it through: ​

  • What data do you have? ​
  • What could you straightforwardly collect? ​
  • How does it overlap with the desirable proxies and metrics you defined in the last class?​

Submit your homework to training@idealware.org.

Session 3: Making Use of Your Data

You can access the webinar here.

After the session, you can download the recording of the session here.

After the session, you can download the slides for the seminar here.

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