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Small Data for Big Change with Sarah Schulman

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Lightning Talk from 2019's The Digital Nonprofit conference.

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Small Data for Big Change with Sarah Schulman

  1. 1. Small data for big change
  2. 2. “We can’t solve our problems when we use the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
  3. 3. Isolation and loneliness is a growing social problem.
  4. 4. New thinking starts with fresh intelligence.
  5. 5. Statistics don’t tell us who experiences isolation or why Ryan Conway Program director McConnell Foundation
  6. 6. Service delivery data doesn’t include the most isolated people Miriam Larson Collective Impact Lead, Allies in AgingInitiative
  7. 7. Academic reports don’t give a real-time view of people’s lived experiences Jackie Cote Policy Analyst, Employment & Social Development Canada
  8. 8. This is Gil. Independence is a deeply held value.
  9. 9. Finds people left out of traditionalresearch Disaggregates to show what works for whom ? > Explores features of problem AND solutions Small data offers missinginsight: Gets underneath disconnects DO SAY DREAM
  10. 10. Imagine …
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  12. 12. sarah@inwithforward.com @inwithforward Want to partner to bring small data to yourcontext?

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