Data for Good

January 26, 2022 @ 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Four-part series on Wednesdays - January 12, 19, 26 and February 2

Community Foundation, United Way, and Data for Good

Dates:  Wednesdays, January 12, 19 26, (Virtual) and February 2, (In-Person at United Way of Central Iowa)

Participation in all four sessions is highly encouraged.

Time:  11:30 a.m.  - 12:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Session Facilitator: Des Moines Data for Good

Data points are everywhere in our daily lives and the same is true for nonprofit organizations. What is the data telling us? What do we still need to know? What are we counting?  What are we missing?  Why do we care about one datapoint over another? If you are curious about how to use data to make even better decisions for your nonprofit organization, join us for Using Data to Deliver for Your Organization: An Interactive Workshop Series

The Community Foundation will partner with United Way of Central Iowa to offer this four-part series which will be a deep dive into how nonprofit organizations can leverage their data to make even better decisions for the missions they serve.  Experts from the nonprofit organization, Des Moines Data for Good, will lead this series of interactive workshops covering the following four focus areas: 

January 12, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Virtual:
Why is data important? Why business analytics?  Learn why organizations are saying that data is their most important asset.

January 19, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Virtual:
What data foundation do I need to get started? Learn the building blocks of how to start leveraging data in your organization.

January 26, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Virtual:
Techniques for analyzing and presenting your data. Learn ways to slice your data into meaningful groups and present your findings in a way that resonates with your audience.

February 2, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - In-Person at United Way of Central Iowa:
Applying analytics to my nonprofit data. Learn in hands-on exercises to apply concepts and strategies to your own organizational data.

Participants in this series will walk away with the knowledge of why and how to start leveraging their data to make better decisions. From the board room to operational staff, the first two sessions will set the foundation on the necessary steps to begin collecting data, different types of analytics and the impact data can have on organizations. The third and fourth sessions are for those interested in operationalizing their learnings. Participants will learn Excel fundamentals in order to start answering simple analytics questions themselves.

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About Des Moines Data for Good: The nonprofit organization was formed in 2019 by data analytics professionals from local companies who are passionate about helping nonprofits make data driven decisions. Data for Good seeks to partner with nonprofits organizations to help draw meaningful data insights for nonprofits that support their work in the Greater Des Moines community. 

If you have any questions, please email Barb Hobson at