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Nonprofit organizations, governments and foundations are increasingly dependent on digital data to inform their strategies, monitor their progress, manage their operations, and pursue their missions. Yet, as digital data becomes increasingly important, many in the sector feel over their heads when it comes to its collection and use. How can organizations and sector leaders maximize the opportunities presented by increased data to drive evidence-based decision making and optimize limited resources?

Transform the Sector is a one-day conference about how we can leverage new tools, models, and methods to build a data-enabled social sector for the 21st century. Join data experts, policy innovators, and social sector leaders for a day of learning, networking, and strategizing on how the social sector can increase its impact through the use of digital data. 

Who should attend Transform the Sector? 

Anyone looking to take advantage of the new opportunities being created by digital data — from nonprofit sector leaders, data analysts, social entrepreneurs, evaluators and policy makers — to transform how their organizations operate, how they collaborate, and how they aim to achieve their missions. Join internationally recognized Canadian experts and global thought leaders for skillfully-led sessions on topics ranging from:

  • Innovative cross-sector collaborations for data collection, storage and use
  • International models to build the social sector’s capacity to use digital data
  • New methods of accessing and using government and public data for learning and evaluation

About the keynote speaker Lucy Bernholz:

Lucy Bernholz is a Senior Research Scholar at The Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and Director of the Digital Civil Society Lab. She has been a Visiting Scholar at The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and a Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, the Hybrid Reality Institute, and the New America Foundation. She has a Master of Arts degree and a Doctoral degree from Stanford University.

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When and where?

Transform the Sector

Building a Data-Driven Social Sector

February 23rd 2017

At MaRS Centre - Toronto, Ontario

Reserve your spot now.

Early bird ends December 9th or when tickets sell out. Space is limited!