TNB Roundtable: Doing A Data Dive to Find Data about Children and Families


TNB Roundtable: Doing A Data Dive to Find Data about Children and Families

Monday, May 1, 2017
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tech Networks of Boston (TNB) is pleased to invite nonprofit professionals to a Roundtable session on how easy it is for nonprofits to use public data to get results. Our featured guest will be Nancy Wagman of Kids Count Massachusetts.

Here is what Nancy says about this session:

This will be a chance to take a guided dive into data in the Kids Count Data Center. Participants discover accessible and useful data from the U.S. Census, the National Survey of Children’s Health, the Centers for Disease Control, and other valuable resources, and will have an opportunity to test out easy mapping and charting tools built into the Data Center in order to help tell powerful stories about the children and families in their communities. 

Participants will also be introduced to Mass. Budget and Policy Center’s various state budget tools, including the Budget Browser, the Children’s Budget, and the Jobs and Workforce Budget. Together with data from the Kids Count Data Center, participants will see how they can use data to make a case for policies and programs that can have an impact on the lives of people in our communities.

Because this roundtable will be hands-on, we hope that participants will be able to bring a wifi enabled laptop, tablet, or even a smart phone so that they can “play along” during the session. Participants will be supported in doing their own data dives and return back to their organizations with ideas about interesting data that could be useful for their organizations’ strategic planning or public policy campaigns.

» Register here.