Is all the Big Data buzz giving you a big headache? What IS the big deal about Big Data? Is your own data, at just a few gigabytes, already overwhelming you?
Wikipedia defines Big Data as "data sets with sizes beyond the ability of commonly used software tools to capture, curate, manage, and process the data within a tolerable elapsed time. [Sizes] range from a few dozen terabytes to many petabytes of data in a single data set."
Like it or not, nonprofits are having to be more data-driven in all areas of their work. Nonprofit technology enthusiasts Steve Boland and Jake Porway will provide answers, concrete examples, and first steps about how small nonprofits can use big data to their advantage during our free live chat next Wednesday, April 24, 3-4pm ET at GrantSpace.
This live chat will cover:
- Why should small nonprofits care about Big Data?
- How can they use it to understand their impact and operating environments?
- How can they make it work with the data they're already collecting?
- What kinds of data should they collect in the first place?
Jake is the founder and executive director of DataKind, which brings together leading data scientists with high impact social organizations to better collect, analyze, and visualize data in the service of humanity. He wrote "You Can't Just Hack Your Way to Social Change" for HBR Blog Network last month.