Nonprofits & Data Summit: Measurable Results

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Useful data helps nonprofits make good decisions about where to focus efforts and how to allocate resources, and can help secure funding. In fact, data has become a pervasive part of the work most nonprofits do. Join NTEN for a one-day workshop, taking place in Seattle, WA, where we’ll explore ways to make data easier to manage, more useful, and mission-focused.

We’ll discuss ways for your organization to make the most of your resources by looking at ways to improve your business processes. Get inspired by examples of nonprofits who use data to motivate their supporters to act and donate. In addition, we’ll talk about how to manage the multiple data sources that most organizations have through dashboards and integrated systems.

We’ve put together an agenda that includes sessions for both nonprofit staff and leadership - we encourage you to bring more than one person from your organization, for a broader learning experience.

During the Nonprofits and Data Summit, you will gain the knowledge you need to use data more effectively for your organization – from both a management and a technical perspective. Thanks to the generous support of Google, we're able to bring this program to you for free.

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Event Details

When: August 8, 2011 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm PT

Where: Student Center, Seattle University, 901 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122

Other details:

  • A light lunch will be served at the event.
  • The event will be livestreamed, and by attending the Nonprofit Data Event, you grant NTEN permission to use the video produced.


(Click on a session title to see the description)

9:00 - 9:30 Registration & Networking

9:30 - 9:45 Welcome from NTEN

9:45 - 10:30 Plenary

10:30 - 10:45 Break

10:45 - 11:45 Morning Breakout Sessions:

11:45 - 12:30 Lunch

12:30 - 1:30 Afternoon Breakout Sessions:

1:30 - 1:45 Break

1:45 - 2:45 Panel:

2:45 - 3:00 Thank you and closing


About the Presenters

Karen Uffelman

Karen is Director of Client Strategy at Groundwire. Along with an extensive knowledge of country western song lyrics from the late '70s and early '80s, Karen brings significant expertise in membership engagement, coalition building, fundraising, and asking questions. She is an eternal optimist, loves the rain, and suffers from a serious cookbook addiction. Karen’s first real job was managing a performing arts center called New City Theater. Other previous credits include Development Director for Corporate Accountability International, Associate Director of Washington Environmental Alliance for Voter Education (WEAVE), and Managing Director of Washington Conservation Voters.

Nam-Ho Park

Nam-ho Park is the Regional Director for West Coast operations, and Director of Mobile Services at Forum One Communications. He leads the implementation of creative web strategy, online community and mobile solutions to help non-profit, government and issue-driven clients increase their impact. Nam-ho has been active in web technologies and crafting user experience for over 12 years, both in the US and Asia, most recently in Korea where he helped train nonprofits around internet technologies and was a founding member of TEDxSeoul.

Tobias Eigen

Tobias is a nonprofit technology consultant with a particular interest in helping grassroots organizations take charge of their presence on the Internet using open source software. He is the founder of Kabissa – Space for Change in Africa, a nonprofit organization based on Bainbridge Island and run by a global team of volunteers. Kabissa supports the networking, information sharing and tech capacity building needs of African civil society by maintaining an online networking platform at featuring a directory of organizations and projects, a community blog and newsletters, and Africa Roundtable networking events.

Cat Monaghan

Cat Monaghan is a Solutions Analyst with Idealist Consulting, a consulting firm specializing in database design for nonprofits. She is passionate about helping nonprofits address their internal process issues, translating challenges into finite achievable deliverables with measurable outcomes. She has created ecosystems of technology that allow nonprofits to engage in meaningful data collection. Cat leads the Salesforce User Group for Nonprofits in Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Andrew Clarke

Dr. Clarke grew up in Vancouver, studied science at Stanford University and medicine at UBC. He did his post-graduate training in Ontario, and practised Occupational Medicine privately in Toronto for 22 years. In January 2008, he moved back to Vancouver to lead the Physician Health Program. Andrew's research interests are in the field of Organizational (workplace) Interventions to facilitate return to work and reduce conflict in the workplace. In particular, his focus has been on the effects of common mental health issues both on those diagnosed and on their colleagues.

Nicholas Merriam

A self-described social evangelist, Nick's career has spanned the nonprofit, for-profit and philanthropic sectors. Nick has always worked at the intersection of innovation and impact, whether it was healthy living for seniors or private equity investing for social good. Nick is currently the Operations Manager for Building Changes, a grantmaking intermediary, where he leads the IT, HR and administrative functions and serves as the Vice-Chair of the Board for Friends of Youth. Nick earned his Bachelor in Social Work from Seattle University and his MBA from Pepperdine University.

Sarah Schacht

Sarah Schacht is a political entrepreneur creating simple technology solutions to solve complex social and governmental challenges. Involved in political processes from an early age, Sarah has worked on a range of causes and campaigns, including founding Knowledge As Power, a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan organization providing citizens with tools and skills for effective civic engagement and governments with strategies to promote openness and participation. Through KAP, she has advised Canadian, British, Caribbean, and American governments on open government, Gov 2.0, and citizen engagement strategies and created groundbreaking open government technology. In 2005, prior to founding KAP, she worked for Congressman Jay Inslee's office, doing anthropological and systems research of communications technology, information sharing, and outreach practices within Congress. In 2004, based on her work on Howard Dean's presidential campaign, she was one of the youngest delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Sarah worked at Dean's national headquarters, as well as in New Hampshire, Iowa, and Washington State, crafting innovative technical plans, designing online organizing campaigns, and doing youth outreach and fieldwork. She is now a sought-after adviser to governments on citizen engagement and open government, and a delegate to UN conferences on legislative data systems. Sarah is a 2012 Echoing Green semi-finalist, a Ford Foundation grantee, a Sunlight Foundation grantee, an essayist in O’Reilly Publishing’s Open Government, and the new open government blogger for Fast Company.

John Kenyon

John Kenyon is the Educational Program Manager for the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN). He is a nonprofit technology educator and strategist who’s worked exclusively with nonprofits for over 20 years providing advice, teaching seminars and writing articles. John educates nonprofits about using technology strategically because he knows it can help their organizations operate more effectively and efficiently. He authored the chapter “Effective Online Communications” in the book Managing Technology to Meet your Mission (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2009). John is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco and has been a featured speaker across the US, England, Australia and online.