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With the ever-growing technology-focused world we are living in today, data has become a huge component of driving a business forward and assisting in making educated decisions.
Data is especially important for nonprofits who are looking to run lean and efficient for their cause. Whether it be for predicting future trends, driving their grant process, or fundraising, data has become a pivotal piece of the nonprofit world.
Join us for an evening where data experts from different nonprofits share how they have been utilizing data to help expand and benefit their cause.
Here is what you can expect:
Invite your friends to join in on this evening of thought-leadership, giving, and fun!
At this event, you will learn the different types of tools and techniques these folks use to succeed (and hopefully you can use them at your company too!).
Research & Strategy Consultant,
Resilience By Design Consulting
Dr. Claire Chase is a resilience thinking evangelist and researcher of human interaction. A strategist since birth, Claire is drawn to puzzles and patterns in the world around her. In her day job, Claire is the Founder of Resilience By Design Consulting, where she helps groups to embrace all of their data (even the not-so-good or fake news) in order to turn insights into effective strategies.
After starting her career in brand strategy and market research, Claire bridged her experiences working with companies across healthcare, financial services and consumer goods, to enhance stakeholder engagement and community outreach programs in higher education. Her years of helping clients and conducting research led Claire to develop the resilience thinking approach for groups, a way of learning from information that reveals opportunities for innovation.
Claire’s latest passion project is the Resilience Collective, a group of thought leaders that aim to build knowledge and expand their social impact while combatting the loneliness of entrepreneurship. Claire received her Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Colorado Boulder. She lives in Denver, Colorado, with her family.
I started off as an international development student at DU (2012) and worked a non-technical corporate admin position for about 3 1/2 not so great years. I kept looking for ways to use my degree to do something cool, until that admin position let me go, advising me that "something in technology" might appeal to me more. God works in crazy ways, especially at our lowest. At my first tech meetup I met a guy that ran an international non-profit who encouraged me to dive into programming if I really liked it, and turns out I really did! I slaved at a tech support job for about a year and a half and coded every minute I wasn't at work (burning out a few times naturally). Thanks to a lot of peeps around Denver, I got my first project done and found a startup looking for a hard worker that was willing to learn!
Data and Targeting Director,
Garrett has worked in progressive politics for 12 years, starting as a field organizer in his home state of Kansas at the age of 16. He’s since done data analysis work for the Iowa and Colorado Democratic Parties and Organizing for America. For the last 4 years, Garrett has been the Data and Targeting Director at America Votes, the coordination hub of the progressive community.
At America Votes, Garrett creates data products and leverages research and analysis to advise the network’s partners in electoral and advocacy work. He also builds internal tools to improve the quality of information available on voting behavior and trends. Basically, he’s a giant voter turnout nerd who is especially interested in the intersection of racial equity and elections. He lives in Denver, Colorado with his partner and Border Collie.
As a manager for Skillful Colorado, Dr. Drew Ceccato oversees projects and relationships that leverage data from diverse sources to mobilize and maximize resources as they pertain to the advancement of skills based hiring practices and training.
Drew earned a B.M. in saxophone performance from New England Conservatory of Music and a M.F.A. in performance and literature from Mills College where he obtained the important skills of not only being able to interpret and understand complex and highly subjective information but also the ability to reconcile and mitigate differences of opinion between individuals through communication and understanding. Furthermore, Drew completed his PhD from the University of California San Diego where his researched focused on music and art as a driver for healthy and spontaneous community development which provided the opportunity to become skillful in the practice of both forming and unpacking variable ideas and identifying modes of influence within. While working on his PhD, Drew also worked for a number of San Diego start-ups that sought to solve our most pressing social issues through use of better data practices. In doing so, he became proficient at developing unique solutions and flying by the seat of his pants.
Drew is active and passionate about increasing agency for those who need it most. Through research and professional outreach, Drew works to implement data-centric interactive ecosystems that are used to increase the impact of philanthropic organizations and institutions while helping to provide underserved individuals and communities with increased agency and a seat at the table.
Dee Dee DeVuyst
Dee Dee DeVuyst is a bilingual program manager with more than 8 years of management experience in the nonprofit, private, and government sectors. She has developed and implemented multilateral initiatives that pursue community advocacy, social equity, and policy change through the intersection of design, strategic partnerships, and equitable development.
Currently, Dee Dee is the Program Manager of Equitable Development at Radian, an architecture and urban design nonprofit, where she uses innovative design strategies to elevate and respond to the voice of underserved and underrepresented communities by co-creating programs, tools, and policy recommendations that mitigate involuntary displacement and ensure Denver's economic growth equitably benefits everyone.
She holds Master’s degrees in Architecture and Environmental Engineering, is a board member of an international nonprofit, and a returned Peace Corps volunteer. Dee Dee is an avid globetrotter, a gardening enthusiast, and a bike commuter.
The Posner Center convenes, connects and catalyzes the global development community to collaborate for greater impact
BUILD is a mission-driven coworking space operated by Radian, a nonprofit architecture and urban design group with a people-centered approach.
Green Spaces is an all-inclusive coworking space based in the the RiNo Arts District. It serves as an eco-hub for sustainability-minded businesses and individuals.
We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.
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