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Community Data-Sharing 101: The Data-Sharing Agreement as a Living Document

March 20, 2017 All Articles, Communities, Communities, Community Data-Sharing 101, CSDW, Data Management, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , 0 Comments

THE FOUNDATION In my last blog entry, I gave general advice about writing a Data Sharing Agreement (DSA), using the Quad Cities Data Warehouse project’s Standards of Operation and Practice (SOPO) as an example. I mentioned that you can divide DSA components into two categories: things you want to be hard-wired into the system, and […]

Community Data-Sharing 101: Demystifying the Data-Sharing Agreement

November 15, 2016 All Articles, Communities, Communities, Community Data-Sharing 101, CSDW, Data Management, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , 0 Comments

If you’ve been following my blog to date, you can see the high level of forethought, work, and skill that go into putting together a multi-organizational data-sharing community partnership. I have seen talented, influential community leaders navigate these waters without fear, overcoming all obstacles in their path—only to come up short at the prospect of […]

Community Data-Sharing 101: Building Partnerships

July 5, 2016 All Articles, Communities, Community Data-Sharing 101, CSDW, Data Management, Nonprofits, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Last month, I wrote about the basic steps in engaging partners in your data warehouse project. Now it’s time to delve into the intricacies of bringing all of those individual partners together into a functioning whole. COME TOGETHER The first step is to bring all the partners together to discuss on the specifics of the […]

Community Data-Sharing 101 – The Importance of the Question

February 16, 2016 All Articles, Communities, Community Data-Sharing 101, CSDW, Nonprofits, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , , , 0 Comments

This post is the first of a series from Dr. Alex Kolker, Community Impact Manager of United Way of the Quad Cities Area in Davenport, Iowa. Over the last three years, the Quad Cities has been using our Community Solutions Data Warehouse (CSDW) software to create a community-wide, multi-partner, multi-disciplinary data warehouse.  The project links student achievement data […]