Tech Networks of Boston (also known as TNB) is pleased to invite local employees of nonprofit organizations to a Roundtable session with Holly St. Clair, the director of data services at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council.
The focus of this session will be on creating systems and tools to manage data in a changing, mission-driven, budget-constrained environment.
Here’s what Holly says about the session:
“Does your organization want to use more data in their mission-driven work, but are overwhelmed by the constant onslaught of data?
“Zombie data projects are never finished: they’re not quite dead but not alive, either. Zombie projects arise when staff members leave mid-project, when data is changed or updated, or when your approach to the analysis hits a wall. Some zombie data projects return on a regular basis, including indicator reports, benchmarking, grant applications, and annual member surveys.”
Holly will share the systems, tools, and methods she uses with her team to ensure quality data and analysis outputs, facilitate continuity despite staff turnover, and keep staff up-to-date on the newest data resources and techniques.