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Do Good Data 2013

Data Analysts for Social Good

Friday, August 23, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM (CDT)

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Early Bird Ended $65.00 $0.00
Registration Ended $80.00 $0.00

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Data is transforming the social sector. At Do Good Data 2013 you will hear from leading thinkers from nonprofits, academia, and government talk about how data is transforming their work and organizations. Specifically designed for nonprofit professionals, Do Good Data will introduce you to data science in the social sector and equip you with the important skills and ideas necessary to bring back to your organizations. Whether you are a wizard in R, pro at program evaluation, or looking to dip your toe in the data waters, there will be sessions and speakers specifically for you.

I hope you will join us at Do Good Data 2013 and join the data revolution! 


Speakers Include:

  • Rayid Ghani, Chief Scientist - Obama for America
  • Eric Stowe, Founder & Director - Splash
  • Andrew Means, Founder - Data Analysts for Social Good; Analyst - YMCA of Metro Chicago
  • Mike Stringer, Co-founder - Datascope Analytics
  • Laura Quinn, Executive Director - Idealware
  • Edie Dobrez - Executive Director, Science of Philanthropy
  • Diane Knoepke - Senior Engagement Manager, Mission Measurement
  • Rob Metcalfe - Researcher, Becker & Friedman Institute
  • Nick Mader, Researcher - Chapin Hall
  • Matt Gee, Founder - Center for Impact Measurement
  • Lauren Haynes, Technology Manager - Ounce of Prevention
  • Derek Eder, Owner - DataMade; Co-Founder - Open City
  • Nathan Biggs, Membership Analyst - WBEZ
  • More to come!

Topics Include:

  • Overcoming the human barriers to data collection
  • Lessons from Randomized Control Trials in fundraising
  • Using data for direct mail and membership fundraising
  • Building maps with Google Fusion Tables
  • Design thinking in data science
  • Transparency for nonprofits
  • Getting started with statistical analysis in R
  • How data is changing the nonprofit sector
  • Selling your impact to funders
  • Data for Organizations Big & Small


 Tentative Schedule:

  • 8:00 - Registration Opens
  • 9:00 - Main Session 1
  • 10:00 - Break
  • 10:15 - Breakout 1
  • 11:00 - Break
  • 11:15 - Breakout 2
  • 12:00 - Lunch
  • 1:00 - Main Session 2
  • 2:15 - Break
  • 2:30 - Breakout 3
  • 3:15 - Break
  • 3:30 - Main Session 3
  • 5:00 - Happy Hour & Networking Event


Scholarship Information:

Our goal is to make this conference affordable and accessible to all nonprofit organizations. Scholarships are available if you are unable to afford registration fees. Please contact Andrew Means at andrew@meanswelldoesgood.com for more information.



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When & Where

The Harris School at The University of Chicago
1155 E 60th St
Chicago, IL 60637

Friday, August 23, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM (CDT)

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Data Analysts for Social Good

Data Analysts for Social Good equips, trains, and gathers nonprofit professionals with the goal of equipping them to use data more effectively. To learn more visit our website or on LinkedIn.

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