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Driving Toward Impact With Data Science #15ntc

Note from Beth: I’m attending and presenting a session about Walking As Work with Ritu Sharma.   As luck would have it, one of the sessions that I really wanted to go to is scheduled at the same time as ours.   It is a session about being Data Savvy featuring colleagues from Crisis Text Line, Global Giving, and DataKind.  

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Does Rigorous Data Analysis Thwart Effective Storytelling by Non-Profits?

Earlier this month I co-facilitated the “Impact Leadership Track” at the NTEN Leading Change Summit with John Kenyon, Elissa Perry, and Londell Jackson.   Our track was one of three where participants could take a deep dive into a topic and learn from peers through dialogue. … Read More

Personal Health Data: It’s Amazing Potential and Privacy Perils

This is a graph of aggregate data from Jawbone,a wristband that people wear that tracks their steps throughout the day and their sleep patterns during the night. (h/t Robert Scoble)   This aggregate data shows exactly when and how many people in the San Francisco were bolted awake by the recent Napa Valley earthquake.  … Read More

Markets for Good Post: Design A Better Dashboard

This post was also appeared on the MarketsforGood site as part of my regular column, “Between the Dashboard and the Chair.”

How Human-Centered Design Methods Can Help You Design A Better Dashboard

Take a look at any nonprofit dashboard and the most effective ones probably have an organizational process that lies beneath.… Read More

GuideStar DonorEdge Learning Conference: Reflections from the Innovation Lab

In May, I was lucky enough to spend a few days with community foundations at the annual GuideStar DonorEdge Learning Conference.  I gave a keynote about the Human Side of Data for Good and facilitated a mini-innovation lab to brainstorm creative ideas around the challenge of communicating about the value of shared data and becoming the community knowledge center for shared data for donors, nonprofits, and other stakeholders.… Read More