The philanthropic field has shifted the conversation about data from tracking outputs to evaluating outcomes, leaving some in the field feeling overwhelmed and confused. Nonprofits and funders alike want to demonstrate the impact of the work that is funded; but how can we do it in scalable, iterative ways? How do funders support, not overwhelm, our grantees? And how can funders think more strategically about their impact across the multiple investments their organizations make?
GWP invites you to a conversation facilitated by Andrew Means and Matt Gee, Co-Founders of the Chicago-based Impact Lab, which works with a wide range of social institutions on data science challenges. They will discuss how data can change the philanthropic landscape by addressing issues in data collection, analysis, and evaluation. And they will encourage participants to not just view data as an output of a program, but as a way to inform decision-making.
This will be a brownbag meeting, so please feel free to bring your lunch. Beverages and desserts will be provided.