'A Big Data Impact Evaluation of the Nonprofit Sector'
Big data is opening up windows into the nonprofit sector that to date have been closed. Through a combined use of big data and machine learning algorithms, we can now more rigorously evaluate if and how nonprofits contribute to improving community well-being.
This July 14 webinar will be an enlightening and informative discussion with big data expert Pete York who will share how he’s using big data to highlight inequities in services compared with need and to inform decision making.
York will provide a brief overview of the methods and findings from a big data evaluation of 18 different types of nonprofit service delivery – example, mental health services. This study used multiple years of IRS 990 data, the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey data, and geospatial analytics to determine if and how different nonprofit services improve local community well-being. Spoiler alert: nonprofit services make a significant and large difference! However, this study also proves that local access to these services are not equitable.
Join us for this webinar to learn more about how big data can and are shaping our understanding of the nonprofit sector, including its inequities.
York, who is a Principal at BCT Partners, has dedicated his career to leveraging big data to create precision analytic models to help solve some of society’s greatest challenges. He’s designed and led numerous research and evaluation studies with private philanthropies, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies and is author of the critically acclaimed book, Funder’s Guide to Evaluation: Leveraging Evaluation to Improve Nonprofit Effectiveness.
He’s spent the last five years developing analytic techniques that leverage machine learning algorithms and big data to create predictive, prescriptive and rigorous evaluation models and tools for social change agents. He was the principal designer of nationally recognized assessment tools and automated, data-driven evaluation tools like the Core Capacity Assessment Tool (CCAT) and the Youth Development impact Learning System (YDiLS), among others. York is also a Leap Ambassador, a private community of nonprofit thought leaders committed to the adoption of high performance in the nonprofit sector.