Data Analytics Webinar Teaches Nonprofits How to Use Open Data

Data Analytics Webinar Teaches Nonprofits How to Use Open Data

The Azavea Data Analytics team ran a live webinar on November 30th that was the first installment in a 3-part Map Readiness Webinar Series. The next webinar will be held on January 11th.

What is Map Readiness?

Azavea’s Map Readiness Program aims to help nonprofits assess their data, improve processes, find opportunities for analysis, and become more data-driven organizations. Our Data Analytics team works with nonprofits to understand the organization’s aspirations, challenges, and opportunities.

Map Readiness Webinar Series

In this webinar, titled Data-Driven Advocacy Part 1: Getting Open Data to Further Your Nonprofit Cause, the Data Analytics team covered:

  • How the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (DVAEYC) modeled and mapped areas of high need for childcare with Azavea’s help and was able to win $1 million from funders and local government for their advocacy work by sharing maps with local elected officials.
  • Where nonprofits can find open data
  • How to download spatial census data
  • How to collect your own data
  • How to prepare and format data so that you can maximize the benefit for your organization

Check out the recording of the full webinar below if you missed it!

Upcoming Webinars in the Map Readiness Series

Part 2 – Putting Your Data on the Map
January 11th, 2017

  • What is geospatial data
  • Points, Lines, and Polygons
  • Intro to CARTO, a free webmapping tool
  • Intro to QGIS, a free desktop mapping tool
  • Geocoding your data

Part 3 – Your Data at Work with Data Analysis and Visualization

  • Effective Cartography, Analysis, and Maps
  • Infographics and data visualization
  • Interactive visualizations

We look forward to seeing you live for the next installment in this webinar series!