Azavea to Present at Philly Tech Week Data Workshop for Nonprofits
- Are you a nonprofit or mission-driven organization?
- Do you want to talk to data analytics experts in-person about how to be more data-driven?
- Do you want to use data and technology to tell a better story to grantmakers, donors, board members, and your community?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, join the Azavea Data Analytics and Cicero Teams at the free Data Storytelling workshop at Philly Tech Week, the region’s largest annual celebration of innovation!
Tuesday, May 2 (5-8pm): Data Storytelling Workshop
Data Storytelling Workshop Details
This session is the second event in Philly Tech Week’s “Tech In The Commons” bootcamp series (supported by Knight Foundation and Generocity.org). It’s designed to expose nonprofits to engagement tools such as data storytelling, augmented reality, and live video.
First, the event will begin with a presentation from Nicholas Whitaker of Google News Labs.
Then, our Data Analytics project manager, Esther Needham, will lead one of several smaller break-out groups. This is where you can ask us your most pressing questions about how to leverage data visualization for your nonprofit engagement efforts. We will also walk through some case studies on our experience using technology to garner support for community issues. Together, we can develop and workshop your ideas for high-impact data projects.
This event is tailored for mission-driven organizations such as community centers, commercial corridor groups, public school advocacy groups, recreation centers, libraries, parks and others. Here is a description of why the Knight Foundation and Generocity.org are organizing this event:
“Recognizing a need to help place-based nonprofits better engage their communities, Knight Foundation and social impact news organization Generocity.org are launching an event and reporting bootcamp series to introduce these organizations to best practices in better connecting with audiences. Lessons and best practices will further be shared through an ebook, which will be distributed to place-based nonprofits and other community partners that are seeking ways to creatively engage their communities.”
OpenDataVote Winners Announced at Event
**We will announce the nonprofit winners of OpenDataVote before the breakout sessions begin!**
The public voting stage of OpenDataVote continues until May 1 at 5pm ET. Individuals can vote once per day for the term of the contest.
Why vote in OpenDataVote?
- Help nonprofits win prize money: The nonprofit organizations that win the most votes from the public will receive cash prizes from our generous sponsors (up to $4,000)!
- Gain access to data for analysis/visualization projects: We will coordinate with the City of Philadelphia to publish the winning data sets on OpenDataPhilly.
We look forward to meeting you and helping your organization with your biggest data challenges!
- Register for the May 2 Data Storytelling event at generocity.ticketleap.com/tech-in-the-commons. Learn more at bit.ly/PTWdata.
- Check Generocity.org after the event for the free ebook highlighting lessons for nonprofits.
- Follow along on social media using #TechCommonsPHL and #PTW17. Follow where we are at the event by following our Twitter accounts at @Azavea and @CiceroAPI.
- Visit bit.ly/DAnewsletter to get email notifications about things like future workshops/webinars.