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Thursday, March 5 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
From Data Savvy to Data Science: How Nonprofits Can Leverage Data to Transform their Work - #15NTCdatasavvy

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From surveys about your programs to data about your donors–how can your organization go beyond using data to report on what has happened and use it to predict what will happen to ultimately optimize your work? DataKind brings together pro bono data scientists (statisticians, analysts, developers, and designers) with high impact mission-driven organizations to tackle the world’s biggest challenges through data science.

In this panel discussion, you will hear from two organizations that have worked with DataKind volunteers to leverage the power of data science to inform their decisions and advance their missions: GlobalGiving and Crisis Text Line. Learn how your organization can use data to go beyond descriptive insights to predictive and prescriptive insights that can transform your work.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Darche

Peter Darche

Data Engineer, DataKind
Peter is the Data Engineer at DataKind where he builds internal data systems and provides technical support for the organization's data science projects.  A graduate of NYU's ITP program, he focused primarily on using personal data to improve personal social and environmental impact.  Prior to graduate school, he taught in NYC public schools with Teach for America and Uncommon Schools. In his free time, Pete dreams of flying helicopters... Read More →
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Bob Filbin

Chief Data Scientist, Crisis Text Line
Bob Filbin is the Chief Data Scientist at Crisis Text Line. With a keen interest in developing pro-social applications of data, his goal at Crisis Text Line is to use data science to maximize both the number of teens using the service and the quality of care they receive. Bob has spoken about data science for social change at SXSW Interactive, Strata Conference, and MIT, and has been published in the Harvard Business Review. Bob has his M.A. in... Read More →
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Will Frechette

Digital Marketing Specialist, GlobalGiving
Will Frechette is GlobalGiving's Digital Marketing Specialist and is responsible for sharing the stories of GlobalGiving's partners, donors, and staff with audiences online. Before joining GlobalGiving, he spent more than a decade organizing and fundraising on behalf of progressive causes, both online and on the ground. After growing up in Massachusetts, he studied political science and journalism at The Evergreen State College. He can regularly... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
MR 10B

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