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Join us for an upcoming event! Our speakers series, Data Innovations, supports our vision of helping Maine nonprofits think differently about data. Twice a year, Data Innovations will feature inspirational speakers from Boston and beyond to highlight innovative ideas and practices that can be implemented right here in Maine. Use the links below to learn more and register for our Fall 2018 series!

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Design Thinking in the Social Sector

A very participatory workshop with Kate Howe + Adam Burk


PORTLAND | September 28, 2018 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Design Thinking is a set of tools, methods and mindsets that is revolutionizing how organizations find better solutions for their users. Widely embraced for product design and service design in the business world, Design Thinking also has much to add to the social sector. Join this workshop for an introduction to the process of Design Thinking, and practice through a live example that may very well change the way you work in just one morning. $40 per person.


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PAST WORKSHOPS: Our 2017 workshop series 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. While we are no longer hosting this series publicly, please email Becky ( for more information on a private or custom session for your organization.

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Set The Foundation to be a Data-Informed Organization

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. Call for pricing.

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Tell Compelling Stories With Your Data

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. Call for pricing.

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Make Data Work for You: Data Dashboards

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. Call for pricing.