“Diving Into Data: 
What, Why and How to Use It for Success”

Thursday, July 17
, 2014

Sponsored by The Rome Group,
with the Greater St. Louis Community Foundation 
and the Gateway Center for Giving

The focus of this year's event was how nonprofits and funders are using data to advance their missions and community work. View the event presentation slides and notes.

Watch a short highlight video.

The event featured a keynote presentation from Carolyn Roby, senior vice president of the Social Responsibility Group at Wells Fargo Foundation.

Watch a video of her presentation or listen to the audio.









 A panel discussion included:

  • Charles Gasper, Director of Evaluation for the Nine Network
  • Rhonda Gray, Executive Director of Almost Home
  • Melinda McAliney, Program Director for Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis
  • Kristine Ramsey, Senior Vice President of Development at Wyman Center.

Listen to an audio recording of the panel's opening remarks.

Read their responses to questions not addressed at the event.

Watch the video of the entire panel discussion or listen as the panel answers questions from the audience. Part 1Part 2.

We also presented the results of our annual surveys of local nonprofits and insitutional grantmakers and individual donors. Watch a video of Amy Rome's presentation on nonprofit survey results and Deb Dubin and Amelia Bond discussing survey results from institutional and individual donors.

Read the results of our survey of St. Louis area nonprofits.

See photos from the event.


Your Questions Answered

Click here to read our replies to your questions about data.


Learn More About Data

The Rome Group, the Gateway Center for Giving and the Greater St. Louis Community Foundation compiled a Resource Guide listing evaluation and data collection tools to help nonprofits and funders access more information about collecting program data, evaluating boards, staff and volunteers, measuring development efforts, and assessing the organization.  Additional links are provided to various national, regional and local data sources, as well as development and evaluation guides.


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