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Webinar Series: Nonprofit Data for Beginners

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Thursday, May 7, 2020 1:00 PM - Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:30 PM (EDT)


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Potential Members: $130

*3-webinar series; Registration includes webinar recordings.

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Event Details

Thursdays, May 7-21 | 1–2:30 PM Eastern 

The term “big data” gets used (and misused) a lot, making it seem scary and expensive. But bigger isn’t always better. When it comes to nonprofits, gathering the right data—and knowing how to use it—is what matters. 

Nonprofit Data for Beginners is a three-week course designed to help you ask the right questions, find the data you need, and use your data to strengthen your organization. In this course, you will: 

• Consider what questions you need your data to answer. 

• Learn how to define your goals and develop processes for collecting your data. 

• Explore the many places where you can find useful data. 

• Learn how to manage your metrics and data so that they remain useful over the long term. 

• Dive into case studies of real organizations using data to make decisions. 

Participants will be given “homework” assignments that help them to apply what they’re learning to their own work. Participants who send their homework in advance of each session will have the opportunity to be given live feedback.

Our Expert Trainer – Eric Leland

Eric Leland has spent the last 15 years working with progressive organizations and businesses tackling online and offline technology challenges. He’s a founding partner of FivePaths (, a technology firm that brings unparalleled strategic technology consulting, information architecture and web CMS and CRM platform development expertise to each project. Eric is very active in nonprofit, philanthropy and technology circles, having served as co-chair to the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network in San Francisco, on the National Advisory Board for the Addiction Technology Transfer Center, and as a member of NTEN and the Tech Underground

Important Info

Idealware will send the access code and dial-in information for the webinar to the email address you use to register. All registered participants will have access to recordings of each session. Participants who cannot attend any of the sessions due to scheduling conflicts will still have access to the course presentation decks and handouts 

About Idealware

Idealware is a program of the nonprofit Tech Impact. We are the authoritative source for independent, thoroughly-researched technology resources for the social sector. Our publications, assessments, and training can save you time and money by providing impartial guidance that gives you the knowledge and confidence you need to decide what’s best for your organization. Browse our archives, sign up for our mailing list, or learn more at



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