On October 14, CHIP Founding Executive Director Kat Rosqueta shared lessons for philanthropy from CHIP’s Regional COVID-19 Response Dashboard at a workshop for Data Institute 2020. Participants received a guided tour of the dashboard and its visualizations and planning tools, then learned from Sidney Hargro, President of Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, and Hilary Rhodes, Director of Evaluation and Learning at William Penn Foundation, about implications for funders in other regions seeking to improve the impact of philanthropy. Topics included how the collaboration happened, how the dashboard team got buy-in from funds and faced challenges in data collection, and how to apply learnings to crisis grantmaking, philanthropic collaborations, and data-informed decision making.
The virtual conference was hosted by Mission Capital and Good Measure, a group of philanthropic organizations in Central Texas working to build strong cultures of data and learning within their nonprofit partners and the broader community. Designed for nonprofit professionals, funders, and community partners, Data Institute 2020 brought together hundreds of social change leaders to connect and explore data-driven approaches. To understand how current efforts are impacting communities and how insights can power work moving forward, content was curated along major tracks including funder learning, data visualization, equity and evaluation, and nonprofit voices.
This year’s Data Institute was entirely virtual, held on October 14 at 12:00-4:30pm CDT and October 15 at 9:00am-12:30pm CDT. For more information, learn more here.