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Learn about how your organization can collect, use, and share data safely and effectively with reports and videos on the following topics : 

*** Les rapports sont disponibles en français dans les sections respectifs ci-dessous et les vidéos sont disponibles également en français ici. ***

Data Capacity

The following report and video were developed from the discussions at Transform the Sector 2017 to help the social sector learn about data capacity. 

Data capacity is the ability to use data effectively within an organization. When an organization has developed the culture and skills, and once it has undergone the transformation required to become data-informed, new opportunities to work efficiently and maximize impact emerge.

Read the report or watch the video below to learn more about data capacity. 

Administrative Data

The following report and video were developed from the discussions at Transform the Sector 2017 to help the social sector learn about administrative data.

All organizations, including all levels of government, create and store information while functioning. For government agencies, that includes information about the services they offer and the people they serve. This data, when linked together, is a rich source of information about the impact of various social programs and interventions.

Read the report or watch the video below to learn more about administrative data.

Data Ethics

The following report and video were developed from the discussions at Transform the Sector 2017 to help the social sector learn about data ethics.

Social sector organizations do not need to figure out how to approach data ethics on their own. Sets of principles have already been created. Adopting such principles can help guide organizations in their efforts to use data ethically. 

Read the report or watch the video below to learn more about data ethics. 

Open Data and Funders

The following report and video were developed from the discussions at Transform the Sector 2017 to help the social sector learn about open data and funders. 

Funders have other resources to support the social sector beyond just their grantmaking dollars. In fact, the social sector is starting to realize that funders’ data is an underused resource with the potential to reshape the social sector. To take advantage of these opportunities, some funders have begun opening their data to grantees and the public, and are learning how sharing data can increase their impact.

Read the report or watch the video below to learn more about open data and funders.

Conference Summary

The following report and video were developed to summarize the discussions at Transform the Sector 2017.

Read the report or watch the video below to learn more about the common themes and key takeaways from the conference. 

Equity and Inclusion

The following reports were developed to capture the work to ensure that typically excluded and/or marginalized perspectives were included in Transform the Sector 2017.

These reports are written by Powered by Data’s co-founder and director, Michael Lenczner, and organizational development consultant Jon McPhedran Waitzer. Lenczner and McPhedran Waitzer approached their writing process as a collaboration across complementary perspectives, much like their experience of working together on the conference itself.  While both their voices are represented throughout the two reports, the two versions reflect their distinct perspectives.

Learn more about this work by reading the reports below. 


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