Collective Ideas to Collective Impact: A Guide to Data Collaboration in Communities

When organizations within a community come together to address specific social problems, it is defined as Collective Impact. A Collective Impact initiative means setting community-wide goals and carefully coordinating program strategies in an attempt to produce a positive, long-lasting impact that no single organization could achieve on its own. The shared collection and use of data is central to Collective Impact efforts, but can be one of the most difficult steps to accomplish. Collective Ideas to Collective Impact, a new, FREE guide … [Read more...]

After-School Data: What Cities Need to Know (The Wallace Foundation)

Data, smartly employed, can help after-school decision-makers with everything from allocating resources fairly to improving program quality. But what information is needed? How should it be collected? And what are the best ways to put it to use? A set of easy-to-read tip sheets answers these questions and more, giving city agencies, after-school program providers, intermediary organizations, and others a jump-start on making the most of data in after-school programming. View tip sheets in the Wallace Foundation's Knowledge Center, or … [Read more...]

Developing a Vision and Plan to Use Data to Drive Academic Success (The Parthenon Group)

Objectives of this Presentation Review the project scope and process for completing Phase I • Share the vision for data usage developed by BPS team • Discuss recommendations and decisions emerging from Phase I: − Actions regarding external data sharing − BPS internal capacity and organization Presentation given at the BPS School Committee Meeting May 9, 2012. 2012-04-25_parthenon_report_on_data_use_-_final … [Read more...]

After-School Data: What Cities Need to Know (The Wallace Foundation)

Data, smartly employed, can help after-school decision-makers with everything from allocating resources fairly to improving program quality. But what information is needed? How should it be collected? And what are the best ways to put it to use? A set of easy-to-read tip sheets answers these questions and more, giving city agencies, after-school program providers, intermediary organizations, and others a jump-start on making the most of data in after-school programming. View tip sheets in the Wallace Foundation's Knowledge Center, or … [Read more...]

Collective Ideas to Collective Impact: A Guide to Data Collaboration in Communities

  When organizations within a community come together to address specific social problems, it is defined as Collective Impact. A Collective Impact initiative means setting community-wide goals and carefully coordinating program strategies in an attempt to produce a positive, long-lasting impact that no single organization could achieve on its own. The shared collection and use of data is central to Collective Impact efforts, but can be one of the most difficult steps to accomplish. Collective Ideas to Collective Impact, a new, FREE … [Read more...]

Data Integration Survey

In 2010, Boston After School & Beyond conducted a survey regarding data fields collected, technology used to collect and analyze data, and willingness and ability to share data.  This document contains the questions asked of survey participants. 1-10-12 Data Integration Survey … [Read more...]