60 minute workshop | Program

Making data work for you

In a recent report titled The State of Data in the Nonprofit Sector, 90% are tracking data on a regular basis but only 40% say they are consistently using that data to make decisions. This session is aimed at shrinking that gap by sharing a process to inventory existing data collection and your organization’s data needs. Participants will learn how to decide what data collection to keep, stop and start in order to have the best data to tell their organization’s impact story. We will use examples from real life organizations to illustrate how this process works in action.

First learning outcome

Find: Use your existing resources to identify data you have and what you need

Second learning outcome

Refine: Categorize and prioritize your data to make it meaningful and manageable

Third learning outcome

Define: Create a shared definition of your metrics to make them easy to collect and share


Triana Urraca
Triana Urraca


Data Systems Simplified

With equal passion for data science and mission driven work, Triana utilizes almost 15 years of experience working for nonprofits in roles such as Evaluation Director and Research Manager to support nonprofit clients in creating sustainable data systems and putting a strategy in place to maximize and demonstrate their impact. In a previous position, she led program evaluation and managed grant reporting of a rigorous program of professional development for K-12 educators. In her work Triana has designed automated dashboards in Tableau, Excel and Salesforce that visualize data in real-time for 3,500+ participants and over 9,000 survey responses. She has produced data results and analysis for six-figure grants totaling over $3 million from organizations such as Carnegie Corporation of New York, Heckscher Foundation for Children, Pinkerton Foundation, Tiger Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. Triana holds a B.A. in Psychology, an M.P.A. in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy, and a Certificate in Data Visualization from New York University. In addition she completed the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Strategic Data Project Institute for Leadership in Analytics.

Session format

60-minute workshop

Session location


Date and time

April 13, 2023

1:45 pm-2:45 pm MT

Who should attend?

Nonprofit staff who are involved in the collection, analysis and reporting of program impact data.
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