Date(s) - 03/07/2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tech Networks of Boston (TNB) and TNB Labs (TNBL) are pleased to invite nonprofit professionals to a Roundtable session on how nonprofits can do more with the data that they already have. Our featured guest will be Catherine D’Ignazio, assistant professor of civic media and data visualization at Emerson College.
Here is what Catherine says about this session:
‘Collecting data is time-consuming and storing data takes resources. But to be “data-driven,” you don’t always have to start a new initiative. You can leverage the resources that your organization is already collecting. This interactive workshop will help you and your nonprofit organization . . .
- Understand more of your knowledge assets as “data” (You might have previously just thought of them as “documents” or “lists” or “piles of stuff over there”).
- Think creatively about how you can leverage this existing data for new insights, data-driven decision-making opportunities and creative communication possibilities with your constituency or your funders.
‘You will leave with a better understanding of your organization’s resources as well as developing a keener “data mindset.” ‘
Here’s a little more about Catherine:
Catherine D’Ignazio is a scholar, artist/designer, and software developer who focuses on data literacy and visualization for civic engagement and community empowerment. Her research at the intersection of technology, design, and the humanities has been published in the Journal of Peer Production, the Journal of Community Informatics, and the proceedings of Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM SIGCHI). Her art and design projects have won awards from the Tanne Foundation, Turbulence.org, and the Knight Foundation and has exhibited at the Venice Biennial, and the ICA Boston.
Catherine is an assistant professor of civic media and data visualization at Emerson College, a principal investigator at the Engagement Lab, and a research affiliate at the MIT Center for Civic Media. She holds an MFA from Maine College of Art, an MS from the MIT Media Lab, and a BA (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Tufts University.
1) In keeping with the spirit of the TNB Roundtable series, this session will NOT be a sales pitch for any product or service. This will be a professional development opportunity for nonprofit professionals who want to learn with and from their peers in other organizations.
2) This session is for employees of nonprofit organizations. It is not designed to meet the needs of vendors, volunteers, students, consultants, job-seekers, and others.
4) Participation in this session is free of charge for nonprofit professionals. However, you must have a confirmed reservation in order to attend.
5) If this session is booked to capacity by the time you seek to register for it, please go ahead and put yourself on the waiting list. We have a good track record of finding seats for nonprofit professionals on the waiting list.
We hope that you can join us for a vigorous and informative conversation, in which you will be welcome to share your knowledge and experience with your peers!