Monday, November 19, 2012

We've got data, now what?

Join me for this upcoming webinar

We're Getting Data, Now What?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
11:00am-12:00pm PST, 2:00-3:00pm EST
Lucy Bernholz, Visiting Scholar, Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
Darin McKeever, Deputy Director, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Jake Porway, Founder and Executive Director, DataKind
June Wang, Knowledge Management Officer, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Up until recently, the nonprofit sector has not been known for transparency and collaboration. But times are changing. Thanks to rapid advances in computer and communication technologies, it is possible for stakeholders in the nonprofit sector to disclose more, to know more, and to demand more.

Join SSIR on November 27, 11 am PST and 2 pm EST, for "We're Getting Data, Now What? " a lively discussion on recent changes taking place in the nonprofit sector. These changes include the "Reporting Commitment," in which 15 large foundations have agreed to report quarterly to the Foundation Center's, and the "New Markets for Good" effort, focused on helping donors use data about different organizations to inform their giving choices. The presenters will analyze how more timely grant reporting from foundations can allow other foundations and nonprofits to look for relevant patterns, identify potential partners, scan a funding field, and potentially develop strategies that take into account other philanthropic resources.

This webinar is ideal for any and all stakeholders in the nonprofit sector who seek to know more about trends in nonprofit disclosure and transparency and who seek guidance on how to understand and take advantage of big and open data. Webinar registrants will have the opportunity to ask the presenters questions during the last 15 minutes of the hour.

Learn more about this webinar and register here. Your registration fee includes on-demand access to the webinar for 12 months and downloadable slides. This webinar is part of the 2012 SSIR Live! series—webinars are presented on the most provocative and important topics that have appeared in recent issues of SSIR and from sessions at the Nonprofit Management Institute. To view previous webinars, go to


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