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POSTPONED: Learn With UMC: Data Collection Tools

April 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Funders often ask nonprofits to demonstrate their impact through internal data. Nonprofits trying to meet this expectation sometimes collect disorganized, unwieldy information that is expensive and difficult to use. In the best cases, well-conducted and managed data can radically improve program results and improve funding prospects.

Your own program research can return robust information to inform and improve your program’s impact, but lean organizations know it is critical to make research efforts count. In this workshop you will learn how to design simple and effective interviews, focus groups, and surveys that get the information you need.

Join us at United Farmer’s Market in Belfast from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, April 16 to learn how to design simple, low-cost data collection methods with the Data Innovation Project. There is no cost to participate, but space is limited so pre-registration is required.


Please note that while this event is free, the experience is valuable and wait-lists are long. We require cancellation at least 48 hours in advance to fill your seat from the wait-list. If you are unable to attend at late notice, please arrange for a substitute to attend in your place. If you cancel without a substitute within 48 hours or otherwise don’t show, you will be charged a fee of $50.00.

About the presenters:

The Data Innovation Project was founded with support from the Maine Economic Improvement Fund and is housed within the Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy at the Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine. The Data Innovation Project improves Maine’s capacity for data-informed decision making by providing access to affordable information and instruction, skilled technical assistance, and open access to a growing body of resources


April 16, 2020
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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United Farmers Market
18 Spring St
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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