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Data Collection and Analysis Essentials Part 2 - Qual and Quant Approaches

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September 21st 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Fee $ 25.00

How do we collect useful, high-quality data to help us make good decisions and tell our impact story? 

Strong habits for data collection and analysis are a critical foundation for every nonprofit. In this three-part series, you will learn fundamental data collection and analysis concepts that will help your organization establish or improve how you use data. Collecting useful, high quality data helps your team make better decisions, allocate resources more effectively, and communicate effectively with donors and funders.  

Part two of this series will address qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis options, and will answer questions like:

  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of different data collection methods?
  • How do we reduce bias and get high-quality information?
  • How can data collection activities be empowering (not extractive) for your constituents?
  • How do we make meaning from data we collect? 

Part one of this series addressed planning for data collection and analysis activities, and a recording is available on the Colorado Nonprofit Association member network.  Part three of this series will address how to address audience appropriate data products to tell your organization’s story and authentically communicate with your community. 


Audience members will be invited to offer lessons learned from past data collection and analysis tasks throughout this training to build collective knowledge. Members will also be able to review and add on to key templates in real time which all participants will have access to afterward.  


Fee is for each individual session

  • Free for members
  • $25.00 for non-members
Event Description
Learning Objectives

Audience members will gain knowledge and skills in the following areas

  • Designing a discussion guide and conducting effective interviews (template provided)

  • Evaluating existing surveys and designing new tools (survey design checklist provided)

  • Analyzing qualitative and quantitative data

  • Engaging multiple perspectives when making sense of results


Nonprofit executives, board members, program directors, managers and staff




Paul Collier, Coeffect

Paul Collier is the founder of Coeffect, a consulting firm that helps innovative social sector leaders leverage data to understand their impact and make a difference in their clients' lives. Paul works exclusively with nonprofits and for-impact businesses, providing program design, data analysis, data visualization, and database implementation support.  Since founding Coeffect in 2016, he has worked with over 30 clients across Colorado, California, and Washington D.C.


Previously, Paul served as the Data and Evaluation Manager at Safe & Sound, a San Francisco-based family resource center developing a data-informed model to help families keep kids safe. He also worked for Protiviti, an international consulting firm providing internal audit services to Fortune 500 clients.  Paul is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he earned degrees in Business Management and Arts Administration. 

Qualifies for Excellence in Nonprofit Principles and Practices. Completion of a post-training evaluation is required for this training to count toward recognition. 


Event Custom Fields
Training/Event Topic Strategic Planning
Training Medium Online
Event Region Statewide

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