Do you want to improve the decision-making practices of your board? What is your board and organization’s culture around data and their readiness to use data to make informed decisions? How can you as a board member become a better steward of data for your organization?
During this session, we will explore these questions and provide practical guidance and tools to help nonprofit board members (and the staff who support them) strengthen a key governance function: decision-making. We will help you assess the “data culture” of your board and organization and consider ways to grow that culture over time. In addition, we will help you identify the data you have access to as a board member and explore what additional data is needed.
The session will also provide concrete facilitation strategies for engaging board members and broader constituents in data-informed decision-making around your budget, strategic plan, staffing, programing, and other organizational functions.
- Learn how to assess and strengthen the data culture of your board and organization
- Identify what data you have and what additional data you need to be an effective board member and to make meaningful data-informed decisions
- Learn how to use data to make connections, tell a story, and sustain your organization
- Learn about tools and practices for facilitating data-informed decision-making processes with your board and organization
This virtual event will take place on the Zoom platform. Your access link will be emailed to you the day before the event after 12 p.m.
This session will be recorded. The recording will be made available to registrants after the live event.
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(White Earth Ojibwe, descendant) has been with Wilder Research since 2001. She designs and consults on program evaluations and community-based applied research projects, culturally responsive and Indigenous evaluations, and facilitates data-informed decision-making processes. Nicole has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from the University of Minnesota, a master’s degree in public policy (M.P.P.) from the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota, and a doctorate in sociology from the University of Minnesota. She is grateful for all of the informal learning opportunities she has received working at Wilder and while interacting with various individuals, communities, and organizations in her professional and volunteer roles. Nicole volunteers on the Roseville Schools Indian Education Parent Committee, and is on the board of directors for Interfaith Action. She previously served as the board chair for both the Saint Paul Children’s Collaborative and Tiwahe Foundation, and is the former president of the Minnesota Evaluation Association.
provides consultation on a variety of research projects with interests in project coordination and management, survey instrument design, sampling methodology design, qualitative and quantitative analysis, evaluation capacity building, training, and reporting results in meaningful ways. Her particular data collection interests include focus group facilitation and survey interviews; Amanda currently serves as the lead focus group trainer at Wilder Research. Her primary research interests include public health, education, rural communities, survey research, and general evaluation studies. Prior to joining Wilder Research in 2012, Amanda was a research assistant at Healthways and the Children’s Defense Fund—Minnesota. She holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Gustavus Adolphus College and has a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Amanda resides in Ely, Minnesota where you can find her enjoying the great outdoors with her family.