PEAK Pacific Northwest Collecting and Using Demographic Data

Jun 21, 2019 12:00pm -
Jun 21, 2019 04:00pm

Event Description

Join the Pacific Northwest Regional Chapter for a half-day event focused on collecting and using demographic data!


12:00pm: Lunch, Welcome and Introductions

12:45pm: Collecting and Using Demographic Data
For philanthropy to advance equity in all communities, especially low-income communities and communities of color, it needs to be able to understand the demographics of the organizations being funded (and declined), the people being served, and the communities impacted.

Less than half of grantmakers collect demographic data, and there are many myths and barriers that prevent this data collection. More work and conversation is needed to help both grantmakers and nonprofits understand the importance of demographic data in assessing outcomes.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn more about the myths and barriers that keep grantmakers and nonprofits from collecting and acting on this information.
  • Be in conversation with your peers about how to move the field’s understanding of this issue forward.
  • Learn how to “make the case” at your own organization for improving or implementing demographic data collection.

Speaker: Melissa Sines, Programs and Knowledge Director, PEAK Grantmaking

‚Äč2:45pm: Oregon by the Numbers
Good data contribute to good decisions. In Oregon, we have a long history of using community measures to track our policies, programs and progress. However, ensuring all decision makers have adequate and accessible data tools remains a challenge.Oregon by the Numbers (inaugural publication in 2018 with an update for 2019 soon to be released) assembles a suite of community measures accompanied by county-level profiles designed for use across sectors, making it possible for decision makers in a variety of arenas to have shared indicators of success.

This presentation will include sharing on the experiences creating, disseminating and continuing the Oregon by the Numbers project, as well as opportunities for Q&A as well as data exploration in small groups. This is a great opportunity to learn about their process, especially the role of collaboration.

Speaker: Kasi Allen, Director of Learning and Knowledge Management at The Ford Family Foundation

3:45pm: Closing  

Lunch will be provided, and there will be time for networking with peers.

Northwest Health Foundation
Center for Philanthropy, Ramona Room
221 NW Second Ave, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97209

There will also be a virtual connection in Salem: 
State Lands Building, Room 202
775 Summer St. NE
Salem, OR 9730
There is metered parking along Summer Street. Guests should sign in at the reception desk on the second floor. 

Registration Fees:

  • Organization member: Free
  • Individual member: $25
  • Non-member: $55

Event Type:zz- Regional Meeting Archived
Early registration ends on May 08, 2019.
Regular registration starts on May 09, 2019 and ends on Jun 21, 2019.
Late registration starts on Jun 22, 2019.
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada), Tijuana