Speaker: Ian Henshaw – This session will look at the beginning of a journey of data exploration into the management of a non-profit. Starting with a few data points presented in monthly staff reports, and moving to data analysis to support an intensive effort to understand the indicators that will allow us to manage the organization to have a bigger and longer lasting impact. The journey starts with data presenting questions (like: “How much information can you get out of existing staff reports?”) and moving to what data we need to collect to get to real answers and understanding. The story is about The Carying Place, a transitional housing program in Cary, NC “Caring, Helping & Equipping Wake County Families for Living”.
As a technology evangelist Ian is involved in the open economy, entrepreneurial development and data management/analysis. Deeply involved with the demand side of information from the entrepreneurial and civic communities and managing projects with many multiple stakeholders. Ian is currently serving as the Vice President of the Board for The Carying Place.