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Good Data Starts With You

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
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As grantmakers, we’re constantly working to improve our impact in order to make a positive difference in communities. But how do you know if your grantmaking is working as intended? How can we work toward a more equitable state, better health outcomes, more food security or any number of funding priorities --  if we don’t have a starting point of data to use as a benchmark to track progress and inform our impact? What data are available to answer questions of impact, and how can funders and grantees alike more diligently track and share this information? Good data isn’t happenstance. It takes lots of individual actions to help create the data that you use.

Join your MCF member peers as we partner with Laia Grino, Director of Data Discovery at Candid, to discuss MCF’s Giving in Minnesota Report and other tools powered by your giving data. During this webinar, we’ll dive into the tools that Candid uses to track philanthropy’s local and national impact. We'll also hear about updates to: Candid's Philanthropy Classification System (the taxonomy Candid uses to describe the work of grantmakers); the status of the IRS's backlog of grantmaker data; and new tools Candid is developing to improve access to data in our sector. We will review best practices on data sharing and how you can maximize the impact of data collection and reporting through MCF and Candid.

Upon completion of the webinar, attendees can schedule a one-to-one session with MCF’s Research and Resource Manager, Chris Oien, to work ahead of the July 31, 2023 data submission deadline.

This is an MCF members-only briefing. Log-in details will be provided in your confirmation email.

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