NNIP Camp Session Week 3

May 19, 2021 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Mychal Cohen, Laura McKieran, L’TanyaDurante, Erica Raleigh, Sara Jaye Sanford, Kathy Pettit, Leah Hendey

NNIP Camp is a  series of concurrent “un-conference” sessions co-created by the meeting participants on site.  The purpose is to allow open space during the meeting to share and learn about topics of interest to participants in an informal setting.

Sessions 1 and 2 were held on May 5th. Sessions 3 and 4 were held on May 19th.

Session 3

Title: Community conversations on algorithms
Facilitator: Mychal Cohen
Description: How are partners' thinking about their roles in promoting government transparency in automated decisionmaking - documenting algoritmic use, building community capacity to participate in policy converations, incorporating discussion into exising social justice tables?

Title: External communications strategies
Facilitator: Laura McKieran
Description: In 2018 we had a "Strategies for Social Media" meeting session and I think a camp session on overall communications strategies (website, social media, media relations, etc.), and it didn't feel then like anyone had a strategy that felt great to them - wasn't effective, took took much staff time, and/or cost too much to outsource. Hoping for an update and to hear what anyone's learned in the years since that session.

Title: Can revealing evictors reduce evictions?
Facilitator: L’TanyaDurante
Description: Many efforts to reduce evictions see tenants as the problems to solve –but we know that landlords are important actors to help reduce evictions and keep families stably housed. Several NNIP partners have already begun work in this space to identify landlords especially corporate and out-of-town investors so that cities can develop better policies to protect renters and keep families in their homes.

Session 4

Title: Phases of data maturity for nonprofits
Facilitator: Erica Raleigh
Description: We've started a maturity model that includes some characteristics of organizations in different phases and some potential next steps these organizations could take to evolve into more data-driven organizations.  Are others seeing these patterns?  Would this be helpful for others?  How can local data intermediaries best serve organizations at different stages of development?

Title: Integrating data with qualitative/photo content
Facilitator: Sara Jaye Sanford
Description: Integrating qualitative data (formally gathered, or community stories and images) with quantitative data products can help tell a fuller and more authentic story that can provide essential context, resonate with community, and appealing to many users. What has worked for you in combining the two, in terms of technical processes and/or bigger picture principles and ideas?

Title: Using data and engagement for criminal justice reform
Facilitator: Kathy Pettit
Description: We did a criminal justice project with Microsoft a couple years ago now - we've heard about interest in policing, juvenile justice, but we know there's more out there. What else are people working on that we can learn from and share across the network?

Title: Countering bias against "homegrown" analysis
Facilitator: Leah Hendey
Description: Most of us have at some point experienced being passed over for analysis work in favor of a national or out-of-town organization because so many people have a bias that work that comes from another city must be better than "homegrown" work, even though non-local orgs don't know our communities or our local data. If you've encountered this bias, what did/do you do to counter it? Has anything worked better than anything else?