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TNB Roundtable: Yes, you can make your nonprofit's data fun!

Tech Networks of Boston

Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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TNB Roundtable: Yes, you can make your nonprofit's data fun!
Participation in this TNB Roundtable session is free of charge to employees of nonprofit organizations. 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 (also known as TNB) is pleased to invite local employees of nonprofit organizations to a Roundtable session on making nonprofit data fun and using data to bring people together. Our featured guest will be Rahul Bhargava, a research scientist at MIT's Center for Civic Media.

Here’s what Rahul says about this session:

“You’ve heard the hype.  You’ve gotten the .xls in your inbox with a command to be more “data-driven”.  Yes, that data can help improve your operations or decision making, but it can also be used to bring people together and help spread your message in fun ways!  Come talk about real examples and how you can change your approach to the data you have, or the data you wish you had.

“Finding stories in your data is hard, and too often boring.  We’ll discuss approaches to playing with your data that help you find the stories that the important ones for you to tell right now.  The hype is right, data manipulation is a core new skill for social change work, but we’re going to focus on talking about how to use that new skill in the right way to reinforce your message and create the change you want in the world.”

Here's a bit about Rahul, who is also known as @rahulbot:

Rahul Bhargava leads hands-on data workshops around the world. In his current role as research scientist at the MIT Center for Civic Media, he manages development and outreach for a number of participatory data projects.  His Data Therapy workshops have been bringing people together around data with engaging activities for over 10 years. Bhargava combines a background in interactive robotics, popular education, and effective data presentation to build creative and playful activities that introduce data literacy in appropriate ways to a variety of audiences. He is a technologist, educator, and father based in Somerville, Mass.

Please note:

1) In keeping with the spirit of the TNB Roundtable series, this session will NOT be a sales pitch for any product or service.  It will be a professional development opportunity for nonprofit professionals who want to learn with and from their peers in other organizations.|

2) This session is for employees of nonprofit organizations. It is not designed to meet the needs of vendors, volunteers, students, consultants, job-seekers, and others.

3) Priority in registration will be given to those who are employed by nonprofit organizations that hold full membership in the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network.

4) Participation in this session is free of charge for nonprofit professionals. However, you must have a confirmed reservation in order to attend.

5) If this session is booked to capacity by the time you seek to register for it, please go ahead and put yourself on the waiting list. We have a good track record of finding seats for nonprofit professionals on the waiting list.

We hope that you can join us for a vigorous and informative conversation!

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 |
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Boston NonProfit Center
89 South Street
Boston, MA 02111

Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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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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