Chamber to Host Breakfast Seminar for Non-Profits and Community Leaders
Chad Sclove of Common Good Ventures (Portland) and Stephen Hand of Know Technology (Camden) will join the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Samoset for a breakfast presentation on September 25. Together they will discuss Using Data to Drive Impact.
Has data ever surprised you or re-directed you? Have there been times when you haven’t had the data you need to move a discussion or decision forward? Have you found barriers to tracking, analyzing, accessing, and using data? Do you have the right staff and technology to handle the data?
Non-profit, community and business leaders alike know that data drives decisions. It is used in strategic planning; it is requested by funders and supporters. And yet, we’ve all found ourselves in the position of not having the right information or enough information or wishing data had been collected differently.
As technology advances and business practices evolve, data is increasingly important to building sustainable models to impact social issues. However, nonprofits face unique challenges to investing in technology and processes to track, store, and use data, as resources are increasingly scarce.
Chad Sclove is a Senior Consultant at Common Good Ventures, a nonprofit which provides expert business advice and hands-on guidance to the nonprofit sector. Chad will discuss use of data towards strategic planning, streamlining back-office, and program sustainability. www.commongoodventures.org
Stephen Hand is CEO and CTO - Know Technology, a Camden and Portland, Maine based provider of IT Professional and Managed Services Steve will discuss managing the supporting computing infrastructure to address data access, usage, storage and security. www.knowtechnology.net
Chamber Breakfasts are Sponsored by Allen Insurance and Financial and are designed to cover trends and issues affecting our local business community. Each event features a speaker of public/business interest and well as networking during breakfast.
Breakfast and networking begins at 7:30am, and discussion begins promptly at 8:00am. Cost to attend is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. For more information, visit www.PenBayChamber.com To register contact Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 596-0376.