Date(s) - 10/22/2015
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Tech Networks of Boston (also known as TNB) is pleased to invite local employees of nonprofit organizations to a Roundtable session on making nonprofit data fun and using data to bring people together. Our featured guest will be Rahul Bhargava, a research scientist at MIT’s Center for Civic Media.
Here’s what Rahul says about this session:
“You’ve heard the hype. You’ve gotten the .xls in your inbox with a command to be more “data-driven”. Yes, that data can help improve your operations or decision making, but it can also be used to bring people together and help spread your message in fun ways! Come talk about real examples and how you can change your approach to the data you have, or the data you wish you had.
“Finding stories in your data is hard, and too often boring. We’ll discuss approaches to playing with your data that help you find the stories that the important ones for you to tell right now. The hype is right, data manipulation is a core new skill for social change work, but we’re going to focus on talking about how to use that new skill in the right way to reinforce your message and create the change you want in the world.”
Here’s a bit about Rahul, who is also known as @rahulbot:
Rahul Bhargava leads hands-on data workshops around the world. In his current role as research scientist at the MIT Center for Civic Media, he manages development and outreach for a number of participatory data projects. His Data Therapy workshops have been bringing people together around data with engaging activities for over 10 years. Bhargava combines a background in interactive robotics, popular education, and effective data presentation to build creative and playful activities that introduce data literacy in appropriate ways to a variety of audiences. He is a technologist, educator, and father based in Somerville, Mass.
1) In keeping with the spirit of the TNB Roundtable series, this session will NOT be a sales pitch for any product or service. It 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.
3) Priority in registration will be given to those who are employed by nonprofit organizations that hold full membership in the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network.
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!
You can register here.