WORKSHOPS & EVENTS.

Learn with a team near you. 

Our workshops on assessing your organization’s readiness, data storytelling, and data dashboards encourage you to dive deeper into what it really means to be data-informed. These skills-based workshops focus on technical solutions to build a strong data foundation. CEUs available for workshops. Please email Becky (rebecca.wurwarg@maine.edu) for more information. Use the links below to read more about each workshop and register:

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Set The Foundation to be a Data-Informed Organization

KENNEBUNK | October 18, 2017 | 9:30am-12:30pm
PORTLAND | November 3, 2017 | 9:30am-12:30pm

If you are serious about being a data-informed organization, you need to have a clearly articulated theory of change.  We will go over the “why’s” and “what-for’s” and help you get started creating or refining your own. $50 per person.

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Tell Compelling Stories With Your Data

KENNEBUNK | October 18, 2017 | 1:30pm-4:30pm
PORTLAND | November 3, 2017 | 1:30pm-4:30pm

Everyone has data, but it can be challenging to figure out how to use it in creative ways to show and tell stories of your success. This workshop will explore the basics of data storytelling and give you practice tips for data visualization. $50 per person.

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Make Data Work For You: Data Dashboards

Additional Sessions TBA

Data dashboards can be a powerful tool to keep your organization data-informed and you don’t need fancy software to make one! In this workshop we will walk through the process of designing simple dashboards that can help organizations visualize program data, indicators, and other metrics. $50 per person.

Our speakers and community conversations series, Data Innovations, supports our vision of helping Maine nonprofits think differently about data. Throughout the year we will host inspirational speakers from Maine and beyond and engage you in targeted conversations to increase your capacity to use specific datasets. Our Data Innovations series highlights innovative ideas and practices that can be implemented in your organization. Use the links below to read more and register:

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BRF-what?! Tracking Health Risks in Maine

PORTLAND | Salvage BBQ | October 26, 2017 | 4:00pm-5:30pm

We will dive into learning more about chronic disease data through the Maine BRFSS (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System) with hands on activities. Hosted by the DIP’s own BRFSS expert, Rachel Gallo, MPH.

FREE; RSVP to Attend
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Get to Know Your Community (Data)! 

AUGUSTA | Augusta Public Library | November, 9 2017 | 4:00pm-5:30pm

Dive into the American Community Survey (ACS) data and learn more about using it to understand your community demographics with State Economist and data wiz, Amanda Rector.

FREE; RSVP to Attend