Join us on November 9th at 1 p.m. for this free virtual event! Learn strategies for conducting collaborative research between academics and practitioners and explore some of the data challenges involved. How can partnerships between researchers and practitioners help schools serve students better? And what are the opportunities and challenges of this kind of work? […]
Join the growing St. Louis data community at 4 p.m. on September 7th in the Clark-Fox Forum at Hillman Hall as we celebrate the Regional Data Alliance’s 5th birthday & next phase of Data for Social Impact! Over the past five years, the St. Louis Regional Data Alliance has worked to build data infrastructure and […]
Data for Social Impact, an initiative of the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis, has launched a free online course for social sector professionals. While many courses develop technical data skills, this course—designed with, by, and for social sector leaders—supports organizations in cultivating equitable, collaborative data practices. Each module includes worksheets, resource […]
This event took place in person from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on November 15 at the Clark-Fox Forum in Hillman Hall at Washington University in St. Louis and online. About the event At the summit, social sector colleagues with diverse roles and levels of experience joined together to connect and learn new strategies for leveraging data […]
Join us virtually at 1:00 p.m. (CT) on October 3, 2022, for a conversation about community engagement and data for change.
Join us virtually at 1:00 p.m. (CT) on September 8, 2022, for a conversation on designing a collaborative data process to evaluate programs and create more equitable outcomes.
The relationships between artificial intelligence (AI), the social sciences, and the social sector have incredible potential. It is easy to imagine a disconnect between something that is, in name, artificial, and the study and support of human relationships. How are advancements in data science, such as AI, furthering the missions and shared objectives of non-profits, […]
Join us at 10 a.m. on July 14, 2022, to connect with social sector colleagues to learn how to build equitable, client-centered data infrastructure.
Join us at 1 p.m. on June 15, 2022, to learn about transparent, equitable, and actionable practices for sharing data across organizations and sectors in St. Louis and beyond.
Thanks for joining us for the event on May 4, 2022! Find resources and the recording to learn more about cultivating a data culture that centers on collaboration and equity.
Join us at 1 p.m. on April 6, 2022, to connect with social sector colleagues around actionable tools for crafting a data strategy aligned with your mission and values
Social sector organizations can increase impact, both individually and collectively, by being more strategic in how they engage with data. There is no one-size-fits-all approach, but rather a range of processes and practices for individuals and organizations to consider as they grapple with complex challenges in their communities.
How can social sector organizations use data to increase their impact, and how can they ensure that impact will lead to equitable outcomes? These are guiding questions addressed in our roundtable series hosted by the Social Policy Institute’s Data for Social Impact initiative, which kicked off on October 20, 2021, and continues through November 19, […]
To inform the Data Science for Social Impact initiative, SPI hosted a series of public roundtable discussions in partnership with the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, data.org, and the St. Louis Regional Data Alliance in 2021. This report documents the information gathered at the first two discussions.
Most of us who have worked in the social sector have interacted with data in some facet of our jobs. Whether applying for grants, evaluating programs, tracking client outcomes, drafting annual reports, or designing dashboards, our effectiveness hinges in part on how well we use data. I still recall in my past work being taken […]
This event is hosted by the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis in partnership with the St. Louis Regional Data Alliance and data.org, with support from the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. Data is a powerful tool for increasing impact with unique opportunities and needs for the social sector. How can St. […]