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“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 […]