Hands-On Workshop: Data Dashboards for Mid-Sized Organizations
This is a hands-on workshop for data neophytes (though those more experienced with data science are welcome too!) After covering the conceptual basics of data dashboards, we’ll dive in and build a dashboard of our own using a sample data set. We’ll work together to come up with some use cases drawn from real-life experience of workshop attendees, then consider how we might configure our dashboards to help us address those questions. We’ll explore various types of data visualizations that can be created with just a few clicks by non-profit staff who have limited or no knowledge of coding. This session will be highly collaborative, interactive, and above all, FUN!
- Understand why dashboards are valuable
- Get hands-on experience building a basic dashboard
- Explore how dashboards might change decision-making at your organization
Target Audienceprogram staff, non-profit leadership, those interested in monitoring and evaluating the performance of an organization
Jeff Mann is a web developer on the AFL-CIO’s Data, Analytics and Infrastructure team. He works on the federation’s websites and platforms like aflcio.org and the UnionHall site builder tool. In addition, he manages several affiliate working groups that shape external communication and organizing tools such as Action Network and Action Builder. Prior to joining the AFL-CIO, Jeff was the digital director at Power Shift Network and worked in both digital and field organizing for a variety of advocacy and political campaigns.