Thursday, June 26, 2014

Cultural Data Project Orientations

Free | Easy | Attend In Person or Online

Why does data matter? The Cultural Data Project (CDP) can help your organization view, analyze, and talk about your internal data in new (and even exciting!) ways. Our training sessions set the groundwork for you to use data thoughtfully and effectively, always with the goal of strengthening your organization's ability to do what you do best.

Getting Started with the Cultural Data Project - New User Orientation 
In this introductory session, we'll discuss how consistent data collection can help your organization make decisions, plan for the future, and build convincing cases to stakeholders. Our new user orientation will also provide an overview of working with the CDP, including:
-registering your organization
-navigating the CDP website
-entering your organization's data into a CDP Data Profile

Designed with first-time users of the CDP in mind, this session will also provide tips on how to help your organization get the most out of the CDP through our useful reporting tools and other resources.

"Data + Stories = Impact" Workshop 
How many times in the past month have you told a story about your organization to report out to a board member, appeal to prospective patrons, apply for a grant? How many data points did you need to gather and analyze in order for your stories to have impact? In our interactive, hands-on workshop, learn how the CDP's reporting features can help you combine your organization's story and data to: -effectively communicate with stakeholders
-highlight accomplishments for funders
-raise important issues with policymakers

From recruiting new board members to embarking on capital campaigns, this session will demonstrate how to use data to support your talking points and effectively make your case.

New User Orientations
Monday, July 21, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am CT - Chicago Cultural Center

Data + Stories = Impact
Monday, July 21, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm CT  - Chicago Cultural Center

CDP sessions can be attended by executive directors, board members, development directors - anyone with an interest in strengthening your organization.

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Questions? Visit or contact the CDP Help Desk at or 1-877-707-3282.

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