Rock Your Needs Assessment Using Public Data

Rock Your Needs Assessment Using Public Data with Julie Lo & Justine Wolitzer

Rock Your Needs Assessment Using Public Data with Julie Lo & Justine Wolitzer

PRESENTERS:

Julie Lo
Justine Wolitzer

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

Does the term "needs assessment" send chills down your spine? Wondering how you’ll complete the community needs assessment for your next grant proposal? We’ve got you! We understand that your time and expertise is best spent thinking about your unique story, rather then sorting through mounds of data to get a few key pieces of information about your community.

OUTCOMES:

  • Participants will learn the do's and don'ts of using publicly available data for their needs assessment.
  • Participants will learn strategies to select and gather data through free web-based resources.
  • Participants will receive a quick start guide to dive right into the world of publicly available data.

AGENDA:

This workshop will begin with an overview of the key planning steps of diving into the wild world of publicly available data. Next, we’ll provide a tour of web sites with easy-to-use data about communities, and we’ll share a list of the sites we like the most. Participants will also practice planning using our planning strategy for their own data adventures. 

COURSE MATERIALS:

Planning Steps Handout
Tips & Websites