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Using Data to Demonstrate Impact
How can you best use data to demonstrate the impact your organization is having? Providing data on successful outcomes helps maintain support of funders and key stakeholders by demonstrating that your programs create the intended results. Many nonprofits have difficulty organizing data to help them understand - and communicate - their impact in the communities they serve. How do you identify your most important impact measures? How can you see if your systems and data let you get to those measures? This webinar introduces you to the tools necessary to optimize your organization's current data, enabling you to turn data into information to tell the story of the organization's impact in a powerful way.
We will not include a demo of software options, though we will give you an understanding of a few products available on the market. This webinar is appropriate for executive staff, program staff, and/or individuals responsible for managing or analyzing a nonprofit’s data systems.
In this webinar, participants will learn
- How to identify your most important impact performance measures
- A method to assess whether your data and systems support gathering these performance measures
- A process to review software and determine the system that will be most useful to your organization
About the Presenters
Karen Finn is a Partner and Senior Consultant with the Results Leadership Group (RLG) based in Bethesda, Maryland. Karen has extensive experience in Results-Based Accountability (RBA), and performance metrics particularly in the areas of children, youth, family and health policy. Prior to joining RLG, she served as the Chief of Programs and Policy for the Maryland Governor's Office for Children (GOC). In this capacity, Karen led the implementation of RBA across 24 local jurisdictions. She currently works throughout the United States to assist organizations to use RBA and the Results Scorecard™ software to strategically manage community outcomes and agency performance measures.
Katherine Mowers is a Senior Consultant with Community IT Innovators based in Washington, DC. She possesses more than 15 years experience with 10 years as a partner with nonprofit organizations providing technology capacity building support. Her experience includes needs assessments, 3rd party software selection and implementations, business process analysis, change management, coaching, and stakeholder relations. Prior to joining Community IT Innovators, she served as an independent consultant. Katherine also previously worked for a Fortune 500 telecommunications company where she served as a catalyst for the development and implementation of people-centered technology solutions, organizational transitions and process improvements.