Working Together to Improve Child Outcomes Using Data

When: 
Thursday, July 23, 2015 -
9:30am to 1:00pm EDT
Where: 
Graustein Memorial Fund, Hamden, CT
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For staff and trustees of grantmaking organizations who have an interest in early childhood

Data and outcomes are critical components of grant making, yet funders can find it challenging to procure the right data, identify gaps in data, and effectively compare data to create sustainable change. Similarly, nonprofits can find the variability in funder data requirements daunting. The Connecticut Early Childhood Funders Collaborative, a project of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, invites you to join a discussion about sources of data that can inform funders’ work and contribute ideas on improving its use.

In this highly interactive session, presenters and participants will:

  • Hear from experts on sources of available data and how to use it effectively
  • Share information about how they use data and report outcomes
  • Identify indicators linked to child outcomes
  • Explore how to select a few key indicators to inform your work
  • Discuss ideas for developing common data collection and use practices
  • Learn how the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is piloting the use of neighborhood level data to promote local learning and action.

PRESENTERS:

Mark Abraham
Executive director, DataHaven

Julie Bisi 
Data and Accountability Coordinator, CT Office of Early Childhood

Scott Gaul
Community Indicators Project Director, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Sheryl Horowitz
Director of Community Research, CT Association of Human Services

Registration and cancellation deadline Friday, July 17, 2015
Questions? Contact Carol O’Donnell, Collaboration Manager, Early Childhood Funders Collaborative, 203-927-5997.
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