This event has ended. Visit the official site or create your own event on Sched.

Welcome to the Official Schedule for RightsCon Toronto 2018. This year’s program, built by our global community, is our most ambitious one yet. Within the program, you will find 18 thematic tracks to help you navigate our 450+ sessions

Build your own customized RightsCon schedule by logging into Sched (or creating an account), and selecting the sessions that you wish to attend. Be sure to get your ticket to RightsCon first. You can visit rightscon.org for more information. 

To createIf you’ve created a profile with a picture and bio, please allow a few hours for the RightsCon team to merge it with your existing speaker profile. 

Last updated: Version 2.3 (Updated May 15, 2018).

Back To Schedule
Wednesday, May 16 • 14:30 - 15:45
How to start using data analytics to grow your organization's impact...today!

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Data is a big part of acting in an informed way in order to make better decisions for your organization. So if you’re serious about solving human rights problems, you need to be serious about getting and analyzing data. Data analysis is a powerful tool for improving social causes, making cases to donors, and wisely using limited resources. However, many human rights organizations around the world aren’t using data either because they don’t think their organization has the technical and financial capacity, they don’t know what questions to ask, or they don’t know where to find the data. The good news is: if you have Excel and know which questions to ask, you can do data analysis!

In this workshop, participants will gain a concrete understanding of how data collection and analysis can improve the reach, resource efficiency, and impact of their organizations. The workshop will begin with a discussion of how data collection and analysis is done. The facilitator will then work on the cases of 3 participant organizations working in different areas. He will work with the group to discover strategies for how these specific organizations can frame questions for data analysis, collect the data, and then analyze the data to learn important information about their organization. He will also cover how data analysis can help organizations improve their fundraising capacities through (1) targeting fund-raising efforts (i.e., when soliciting donations from the public, improving engagement) and (2) using data analytics to make a compelling argument for a cause based on data. All participants will then work in small groups and be guided through a brainstorm on ways that they can start using data within their own organization. They will leave the workshop with new reflexes and tangible tools of how to incorporate data analysis into their operations.

avatar for Derek Ruths

Derek Ruths

Chief Architect, Charitable Analytics International
Derek Ruths is co-founder of CAI, a charity focused on bringing the power of data science to social good initiatives. He is also Associate Professor of Computer Science at McGill University, and the Director of the McGill Centre for Social and Cultural Data Science. In these capacities... Read More →

Wednesday May 16, 2018 14:30 - 15:45 EDT