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7 Reflections on Do Good Data 2015

May 5, 2015 All Articles, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , , , 0 Comments

Last week I was lucky enough to attend Do Good Data 2015 in Chicago. During the conference, I tweeted some of my impressions and thoughts. Here on our blog, I’d like to share some of my reflections that relate to the topic of data with integrity Building a data-oriented culture is not budget-dependent. There was […]

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 […]

Data with Integrity: Keeping Your Data Honest and Your Organization Whole

March 31, 2015 All Articles, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , 0 Comments

Announcing the “Data with Integrity” blog series The goal of the Community Analytics and Learning team at nFocus Solutions is to support learning that creates positive social change in the youth and community-based sectors. Today, as a way of contributing to the larger conversation around how best to use data and research in creating social […]