Thursdays, October 14, 21, 28
1 - 2:15 PM Eastern

Building on the skills we teach in our Data for Effective Organizations on-demand course and our Nonprofit Data for Beginners live course, this three-part series will help you get your organization to the next level of data maturity. It will build your knowledge and skills in three key areas: data quality, data visualization, and data-driven decision-making. 

Session 1: Data Quality

After a quick review of basic data concepts, learn why data quality can make or break your productivity and lead to better decisions, and get tips for keeping your data clean—correctly formatted, complete, accurate, and free of duplicates. 

Session 2: Data Visualization

This session will be a deep dive into data visualization. We’ll cover how visualization is useful, how to decide what data to present visually, choosing the right tool and format for the situation, and when to bring in a data scientist to help you. 

Session 3: Data-Driven Decision Making

Your data is complete and accurate. You have some tools and skills to analyze and share it through visualization. Now what? This session will focus on how to use data to describe what is happening, reflect on what that means, and plan and prescribeWe will share examples of using data to evaluate your work, make informed choices, and forecast.  

About Our Instructor

Steve Boland-1Steve Boland
Managing Partner, Next in Nonprofits

Steve served as the executive director of three small nonprofits in his career before starting Next in Nonprofits in 2013. Its mission is to engage charities with new ideas, tactics, and technologies to increase community engagement and support for mission-based organizations.


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As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this course may be applied for 3 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.