April 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
HALF DAY WORKSHOP
Many data systems provide pre-set reports, but those reports can raise more questions than they answer. Downloading data into Excel and using its tools to summarize and analyze information can help organizations identify patterns, answer questions or identify areas that need further exploration.
In this workshop, participants will learn:
- How to use excel pivot tables to summarize and analyze data and get a quick understanding of the relationship between two data elements
- How to turn charts into graphs and graphs into a report
- How to remain aware of the possibility of unconscious bias in the interpretation of data.
This workshop is best suited for:
- QA Directors and their analytics staffs,
- Development department analytics staff,
- Program Directors or Practice Managers whose job responsibilities include using data to manage operations.
Alexandra Bowie is a successful and experienced consultant to not-for-profit agencies. She has been director of Quality Assurance/Improvement at two large multiservice agencies and was an early advocate of the development and use of outcome measurements in child welfare. Ms. Bowie was a co-founder of the New York City Outcomes Group, in which foster care agencies collaborated in the development of foster care outcomes and data analysis methods.
Ms. Bowie’s work with not-for-profits in and around New York City since 1998 has spanned projects from planning and analysis, project management, strategic planning, to report and grants writing in sectors as diverse as child welfare, supportive housing, workforce development, early childhood education, mental health, HIV/AIDS, and education. She has raised tens of millions of dollars in grant funding in federal, state, local, and foundation grants.
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