Develop good data practices

Members $125/Non-members $250

NTEN courses run for one week and are offered twice a year.

Nikki had great energy and presented concepts in an easily understood way.
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Course Overview

Process management

Evaluate your organization's current feedback loop of design, collect, analyze, and dialogue, and how to course correct.

Metric analysis

Identify, assess, and prioritize your key performance indicators, or KPIs.

Visual communications

Design a KPI dashboard and develop a data collection plan.

Description

When your nonprofit’s data practices are rooted in goals, you strengthen the connection between decision-making, planning, action, and results.

Deepen your understanding of data constructs such as references, normalized data, and survey question types. We will unpack the feedback loop cycle and evaluate how feedback is integrated (or not) into current data management practices within your organization. We’ll demonstrate sample key performance indicators (KPIs) and survey data in use at other organizations, including an overview of website analytics.

You’ll document your existing KPIs, if any, and develop a plan to investigate KPIs you’re currently tracking. We will discuss processes to identify and prioritize the adoption of internal reporting team-wide and strategies to implement a culture of decision-making that is driven by data.

This course was previously titled “Advanced data management.”

Blended courses run for one week and offer a mix of self-paced and live events to offer both the flexibility you need with the personal connection you want.
Pre-Work (Readings & Quiz)
Homework
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Live Event

Recording Available
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20-30 mins (Self-Paced)
90min
20-30 mins (Self-Paced)

Pre-Work

Several relevant articles will establish key concepts and ideas as a primer to the live event, and help you to identify questions and topics you want to explore further.

Knowledge Check

A brief quiz will reinforce what you've learned so far. Don't stress - it isn't pass/fail - it is just to help you remember and distill the concepts you read in the pre-work.

Live Event

This is a 90-minute live captioned online training with opportunities to interact with the presenter and your peers. And if you can't make the live session, you'll be able to access a captioned recording.

Homework

Faculty, themselves experts with a wealth of nonprofit experience, have created exercises that will reinforce what you've learned and give you actionable steps to improving your organization.

Earn While You Learn - Professional Credits

In addition to our own Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate, NTEN is an approved provider for a number of other professional credentials programs. This course qualifies for the following credits:

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1.5

NTEN Professional Certificate

CFRE

CAE