Upcoming Webinar
Engaging Your Collaborators with Data Parties


You've been tasked with doing an evaluation, research project, or collecting data for your nonprofit program, and have analysed the data. Your next task is to write a final report...or is it?

What about hosting a data party?
Data parties are a participatory session where you sit down with your partners, collaborators, and other stakeholders to collaboratively and equitably explore and interpret the initial results. Data parties are an important but often underutilized activity for promoting the uptake of recommendations, knowledge translation and a learning culture. 

Join us for an informative and interactive webinar that covers the who, what, why, when, and how of hosting an online or in-person data party. Using engaging lecture, demonstrations, real-life examples, and breakout discussion, presenter Kylie Hutchinson will share practical tips and techniques for data parties including format options, potential pitfalls, and ways to equitably engage collaborators with your evaluation and research data.
Date: June 16, 2022
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm PT
Cost: $99 USD

If this time does not work for your time zone, please contact us. If there is enough interest we may be able to schedule additional offerings for individuals outside of North America.
Learning Outcomes

At the end of this webinar you will be able to:

  • List reasons for holding a data party.
  • Identify different opttions for hosting. 
  • Describe ways to help collaborators engage with your data and results. 
  • State three tips for overall success.
Who This Session is For

This session will appeal to emerging and seasoned evaluators and researchers new to the practice of data parties, as well as nonprofit staff tasked with evaluating their programs and services.

Kylie Hutchinson is an independent evaluator and Principal of Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation. Kylie's passion is developing practical and timely resources for evaluators and nonprofits. She is the author of three books on evaluation and program planning: A Short Primer on Innovative Evaluation Reporting, Evaluation Failures: 22 Tales of Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned, and Survive and Thrive: Three Steps to Securing Your Program's Sustainability. In 2020, she received the Canadian Evaluation Society's award for Contribution to Evaluation in Canada.
What Past Participants Have Said

"Just wanted to say thank you so much for the data party webinar! I loved the PowerPoint slides and scheduled interactive activities and breaks. I also really appreciated your approachable and “casual” presentation style – made it easy for participants to contribute their ideas and ask questions."

"I am a new evaluator so I have only attended a handful of webinars, but this was the best yet. The speaker was engaging, the content was interesting, and most importantly the information learned was useful and applicable."
"I really liked the tangible, practical activity suggestions. It helped me to understand how I would actually conduct a data party."
"The fact that so many people participated when you invited feedback speaks to the comfortable learning environment you established."
"The way you held the session's space was terrific. I am an independent consultant usually working at my kitchen table, but I honestly felt like I was in a room full of colleagues, learning something exciting and useful."
"It was FANTASTIC and most of all, inspiring in a very practical and do-able way. I'd love to participate in more of these."
"I enjoyed myself a lot and appreciated all the very detailed and thoughtful information that was shared."
"Definitely the most engaging and interesting webinar I've been on."
"The content was very useful. Lots of well thought out stuff - supported by good examples."
"Terrific job! There was a nice blend of interaction and presentation, great practical tips and resources shared."