Data and Tech Training Catalog

In 2016, NNIP and Microsoft’s Civic Technology Engagement Group launched a project to expand training on community data and technology for government and nonprofit staff members. It includes a brief summarizing the training landscape and action steps for various stakeholders, a guide for organizations interested in providing training, and a fact sheet summarizing results from a survey on current content and practices.

This catalog highlights examples of training courses from around the country that advance data and technology literacy. It includes descriptions and downloadable materials for primarily in-person trainings that have been conducted by local data intermediaries, nonprofits, universities, government agencies, and others. We encourage you to browse and adapt the materials to embark on training for your own community. If you would like to contribute a course to the catalog, send a note to nnip@urban.org.

Unless otherwise noted, this materials contributed to this catalog are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, which means you can share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material). 

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Using Data to Improve Health Services

Includes explanation of demographic and health data and best practices for using data to create community profiles
Author:
Charles Rynerson
Sheila Martin

Course Categories:
National Data Source

Using SAVI to Support Grant Applications

Teaches participants how data from a local data website can support stronger grant applications
Author:
The Polis Center at IUPUI

Course Categories:
Local Data Website
Work-related Task

Using Small Area Data

Shares the importance of neighborhood context in understanding client needs and teaches how to geocode client data and map it alongside neighborhood indicators
Author:
NeighborhoodInfo DC

Course Categories:
National Data Source
Software
Work-related Task

Who’s in Your Neighborhood? Using American FactFinder

Introduces participants to American FactFinder as a tool to find local data relevant to their work
Author:
Data You Can Use Inc.

Course Categories:
National Data Source

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