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Month: April, 2015

“Learning Conversations”: A Strategy for Achieving High-Quality Data in Nonprofit Agencies

April 30, 2015 All Articles, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , , 0 Comments

In my previous post, I talked about some of the challenges of achieving high-quality data in nonprofit agencies. In this post, I am going to focus on one of the practical strategies that we use at JF&CS to attain high-quality data, which we call “Learning Conversations.” In the Department of Evaluation and Learning (DEL), we […]

The Challenges of Achieving High-Quality Data in Nonprofit Agencies

April 14, 2015 All Articles, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , , 0 Comments

At Jewish Family & Children’s Service (Boston), we serve over 17,000 clients at year across 42 programs in four divisions: parents and children, seniors, people with disabilities and mental illness, and basic needs. Our agency has a long history—150 years—of serving people in the Greater Boston area. Considering the agency’s age, our four-year-old Department of […]

Strategies for Getting Staff Excited About Data

April 7, 2015 and All Articles, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , , 0 Comments

In the first guest post of our Data with Integrity blog series, Erin Harris and Jephine Ajwala of UTEC (United Teen Equality Center) in Lowell, Mass share examples of strategies and challenges in their efforts to create staff buy-in to gathering data with integrity. At UTEC (United Teen Equality Center), we work hard to ensure […]