Data for Development: A Deep Dive

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Registration Fees:
Prizmah Network schools $250 per person
Non-network schools $312.50 per person
Canadian Prizmah Network schools $187.50 US per person
Canadian non-network schools $234.38 US per person (Code: CADNON)


The registration system will automatically determine whether or not your school has joined the Prizmah Network, and will charge the appropriate price for all US schools and for Canadian Prizmah Network schools. Participants from Canadian Non-network schools should use the discount code CADNON to activate Canadian non-network school pricing instead of American non-network school pricing. 

Renee Davis, Amy Adler, Traci Reisberg
Development Professionals
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Data helps tell the unique story of your school. There are thousands of different charities and organizations vying for attention (and dollars) from your constituents, and your school should strategize ways to stand out to donors and supporters. That's where compelling data comes in. Data helps tell your school’s story—the problems your school trying to solve, the main characters involved in the story, and how you achieve your goals. 

This three-part series will help lay the foundation for determining types of data to use to compel donors and tell your story. The sessions will also dive into how data supports fundraising strategy and effective data reporting and is relevant for both new development professionals and veteran fundraisers.

Program Outline

Session 1: Data to Move your Strategy Forward 
Data helps you determine the success or failure of your fundraising efforts. Data-driven fundraising means your school is making decisions based on data. In this session, explore important fundraising key performance indicators (KPIs) that demonstrate your fundraising effectiveness and learn how those KPIs can be translated into effective storytelling to make your case and continue to grow your fundraising efforts. 

Thursday, November 2, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET

Session 2: Getting into the Data Mindset
What information do you currently utilize and data do you not yet leverage? What would it take to get you to a place where you have all the data you need? In the context of what you want to accomplish, what are the most important pieces?

Thursday, November 16, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET

Session 3: Dashboards and Reporting
Dashboards and reporting are crucial to sharing your story with your team, including your board of directors. They help you stay focused on your goals but also helps say no to things not identified as a priority. This final session will explore the types of data reporting and dashboards that will best share strategies and KPIs and protect your team's productivity and efficiency. 

Thursday, November 30, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET


Senior Director, Catalyzing Resources

Amy is Prizmah's Senior Director of Catalyzing Resources. Learn more about her here.


Renee joined Evolve Giving Group as a Consultant in 2021, and has over 17 years of nonprofit experience. She has extensive knowledge of annual campaign planning, board and staff development, major gift and capital campaign management. Renee believes partnership and relationship building is the key to all successful fundraising programs, and she approaches client work with an entrepreneurial mindset to maximize resources and efficiencies. Renee has experience raising funds for large and small institutions, and her passion for the social sector and deep knowledge of fundraising drives measurable results for organizations of all sizes.

Before joining Evolve, Renee led projects helping nonprofits build refreshed fundraising and communication plans and optimize people, data and systems to achieve mission impact. Prior to consulting, Renee was the Director of Development at The People’s Music School, where she oversaw all development and marketing efforts leading to triple digit growth during her tenure. Earlier in her career, Renee led individual giving and board management activities at the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, where she managed high level volunteers and large scale events during a $700 million capital campaign.

Traci Reisberg
Director, Prizmah School Services and Catalyzing Resources

Traci is Prizmah's Director of Prizmah School Services and Catalyzing Resources. Learn more about her here.