As mission-driven organizations are increasingly relying on data in order to further their impact but also develop sustainable and relevant strategies for the future, this class and accompanying coursework provide an in-depth understanding of the role and use of data in the nonprofit sector. The course is designed to help students better understand and implement the various existing tools that allow them to collect, storage, analyze, utilize and present in a way that reflects the mission, vision, short and long-term goals of their organization. The course provides both a theoretical and practical perspective and includes developing customized tools meant to reflect each student’s needs and interests.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the role and use of data in the context of the organization’s online presence.
- Demonstrate understanding of data collecting tools and their use.
- Demonstrate understanding of collecting, storing, analyzing, presenting and disseminating data.
- Integrate data collecting tools.