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Using Minnesota Compass to Make Data-Informed Decisions

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Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

451 Lexington Parkway North

Saint Paul, MN 55104

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Join this FREE workshop to learn about why and how using state data from Minnesota Compass can help you make informed decisions in your work

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Explore the “Why” and “How” of using data to make decisions that will guide strategic planning, program development and fundraising at this free workshop (light breakfast included) presented by Wilder Research.

Researchers from Minnesota Compass, a project of Wilder Research, will highlight the latest data at this workshop and tools available on mncompass.org that you can use to inform organizational strategy and decision-making. Learn data best practices and key issues to consider when interpreting and making decisions with data. Plan for the future, set better policy, and ensure wise use of resources for generations to come!

What is MN Compass?

Minnesota Compass, a project of Wilder Research, measures progress in our state, its seven regions, 87 counties, and larger cities to provide nonpartisan, credible , easy-to-access data and tracks trends in areas such as education, economy, workforce, health, housing and more. Data and analysis on www.mncompass.org give leaders and organizations a common foundation of information to understand and act on issues to improve lives and communities in Minnesota.

What will workshop participants learn?

  1. Use MN Compass data, tools and select data indicators for your community
  2. Assess their organization’s current data-based decision making
  3. Use methods and best practices for data-informed decision-making
  4. Consider key factors when interpreting data for decision-making

Who should attend the training?

  • School, city, county and nonprofit board members
  • Community and social justice activists
  • Philanthropists
  • Nonprofit directors and managers
  • Fundraising managers
  • Program managers and developers
  • Social, health or human services directors and managers

Presenter Bio:

Ellen Wolter | Wilder Research Scientist

Ellen serves as a research scientist for Minnesota Compass where she tracks indicators for the project which provides community-level trends for Minnesota residents. Ellen analyzes community-level data trends by working collaboratively with Minnesota organizations to identify data indicators that are relevant to their everyday work.

Questions about this training topic, please contact Ellen Wolter at ellen.wolter@wilder.org.

Questions about the registration, please contact Wilder Center for Learning and Excellence at training@wilder.org.

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