NTEN courses run for one week and are offered twice a year.
Participants will learn about ways to assess the current state of their data management systems and processes to identify opportunities for improvement.
Participants will learn methods to design and implement data collection with an eye towards data quality and usability (for analysis, data-driven decision making, operations, etc.)
Participants will learn how to examine the flow of data through their organizations and how they can structure their data management to use that data across the organization and over time.
Data is powerful only so far as we can use it and trust it. Often in nonprofit organizations, data is thought of merely as an end product. Issues arise when there isn’t sufficient planning around collection methods, storage standards, and long-term management. How can we create structures and processes that support data-use across our organizations?
During this course, we’ll discuss key logistical considerations, structures, and processes to prevent issues down the line when everything feels like a moving target.
Janice Chan never was able to pick one thing to be when she grew up. While grown up status could be debated, what she currently does is consult (shiftandscaffold.com) and teach data management in NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate Program. Originally from New York, Janice arrived south of the Mason-Dixon Line via St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Post-graduation, Janice served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA before officially joining the nonprofit sector. She has worn hats in data management, volunteer management, marketing and communications, grant writing, curriculum development, program management, technical training, change management, and project management. In short, Janice has spent more than a dozen years organizing and restructuring information so that teams can work together more effectively and focus on their missions. She also enjoys editing, making playlists, and figuring out how we could do this better. You can find her on Twitter @curiositybone.
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: