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TNB Roundtable: Use and misuse of data among human service providers

Deborah Elizabeth Finn, Tech Networks of Boston

Friday, January 16, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (EST)

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TNB Roundtable: Use and misuse of data among human service providers and those who fund them
Participation in this TNB Roundtable session is free of charge to nonprofit professionals. However, you must have a confirmed reservation in order to attend. So please give us a definite YES or NO answer! If your response is MAYBE or UNDECIDED, you will be placed on the waiting list, and the seat will be given to an invitee who has responded with a YES.
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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Tech Networks of Boston (TNB) invites you to join us for a lively discussion on the use and misuse of data among human service providers and those who fund them.

We have a great panel for this session, composed of a human service funder and three human service professionals:

Catherine Dun Rappaport, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley

Andrea Ryan, Saint Francis House

Jennifer Lowe, Crittenton Women's Union

Kara Sabalauskas, The Home for Little Wanderers

These panelists will share their insights about the challenges of:

Having varying definitions of the meaning and intention of outcomes measurement

Ensuring that data collection is done in ways that make sense.

They also will invite participants to compare notes about their own experiences, fostering discussion and collaborative reflection.

After participating in this session, we hope that participants will:

Appreciate more fully the pitfalls present in the use (and misuse) of outcomes measurement terms as well as with misaligned data collection and analysis efforts.

Have more insight into how they can foster an effective philosophy and practice of data collection and measurement within their own organizations.

Feel more confident about discussing data and evaluation practices with colleagues, organizational leaders (including board members), and funders.

Please note that session will NOT be a sales pitch for any product or service. The TNB Roundtable series is an educational opportunity for nonprofit professionals to learn along with their peers from other organizations.
 
We hope that you can join us for a lively conversation! Please respond to this invitation, to let us know whether you'll be attending. We are running a very popular series and have to track the head count carefully, so a definite YES or NO is real help to us.

Best regards from Deborah



Deborah Elizabeth Finn | Senior Strategist

Tech Networks of Boston

1 Wadleigh Place | South Boston, MA  02127
 Phone: 617.504.8188  | Fax: 888.527.9333
deborah@techboston.com | techboston.com

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United Way of Mass Bay & Merrimack Valley
Room 120
51 Sleeper Street
Boston, MA 02210

Friday, January 16, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (EST)


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Deborah Elizabeth Finn, Tech Networks of Boston

Tech Networks of Boston helps mission-based organizations in Greater Boston enhance their effective use of information technology. Our services include IT strategic planning and assessment services, IT services management, project management, data integration, software development, web design, systems engineering, training, deskside support, and 24/7 support services including end-user support, remote server monitoring and emergency onsite service.

In addition to providing IT Services, Tech Networks of Boston engages with nonprofits in the Boston area. Our initiatives include our Roundtable events and our IT Community of Practice. These groups provide nonprofit professionals and consultants with networking and professional development opportunities.

TNB is also a leader in service to the community. We contribute financially and through hands-on work. Our partnerships include talent development with the Shriver Job Corps, protecting our climate with the Climate Action Business Association, and promoting nonprofit fundraisers through our Boston Charity Events newsletter and website. Participating generously and responsibly in our local, business, client and world communities are a core value of TNB.

Tech Networks of Boston is a Massachusetts Benefit corporation and a Certified B Corporation, underlining our commitment to serving triple bottom line values of "People, Planet, and Profit". Our mission is to enable organizations to use innovative and effective tools to serve human needs.

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