Data Driven Decisions: For Whom?

Session Number: 1388
Track: Youth Focused Evaluation
Session Type: Think Tank
Tags: youth-focused evaluation
Session Facilitator: Kim Sabo Flores [Senior Vice President and Co-Founder, Algorhythm - Algorhythm]
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Kim Sabo Flores [Senior Vice President and Co-Founder, Algorhythm - Algorhythm]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Sonia Koshy [Applied Social Science Director - Algorhythm]
Time: Nov 13, 2015 (05:30 PM - 06:15 PM)
Room: Haymarket

Audience Level: None

Session Abstract: 

For whom are we making a difference? How are we helping those on the front lines of social change? More importantly, how are we helping youth and families?  These nagging questions have been keeping me, and many of my colleagues, up at night.  If we really believe in the value of impact measurement, then everyone deserves to have access to it. However, only the larger, more stable nonprofits can afford quality impact measurement.  The other smaller and younger organizations are largely absent from the dialogue about “what is working.”  What would happen if all organizations had access to the power of impact measurement? Join this World Café Think Tank, led by Kim Sabo Flores and Sonia Koshy, to discuss how using a shared impact learning system might support our evaluation efforts, drive down the cost, increase access, and ignite a learning revolution.