Get More from Your Data: Three Steps To Success

This sample session agenda takes teams through a three-part set of conversations about their data: Scan, Diagnose, and Prioritize. This simple set of activities can be done in one sitting or over time and engages teams in a rigorous process of meaning making and action planning.

This resource and the following information was contributed by Corey Newhouse .

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Public Profit

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Key features

This tip sheet is a companion to the Dabbling in the Data guidebook. It offers a clear sequence of team-based conversations to move from data analysis to action.

Who is this resource useful for?

  • Evaluation users
  • Evaluators
  • Those involved in evaluation capacity strengthening

How have you used or intend on using this resource?

We use these activities with our clients that are interested in improving their ability to use data to inform decision making. The balance of participatory and hands-on methods, with the rigor of a clearly defined decision-making process, is a great fit for many organizations engaging in continuous quality improvement.

Why would you recommend it to other people?

This tipsheet offers a quick start to evaluators and program improvement coaches that are interested in using the Dabbling in the Data activities with their teams.​


Public Profit (2016). Get More From Your Data. Retrieved from:

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