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Data Strategy

Data Strategy

March 9 March 25, 2021

This is a crash course in “movement data,” with a deep dive into data for legislative advocacy and organizing (including distributed organizing). Over the course of three weeks, participants will practice building a campaign plan, learn how models work, and develop tests. They will also investigate and practice working with open data, and assessing the data safety of their organization.


Who is this course for?

  • Open to new things: Participants should be excited about challenging themselves to learn new ways of doing the work and partnering with others to come up with creative solutions. 
  • Data curious: Ideal participants are ready to take their organizing to the next level by adding principles of data & analytics to their strategy.
  • Future Data Managers & Directors: Past students with field organizing background have successfully pivoted to data manager & data director roles after completing this course.

Course Details

DATES

March 9–March 25

DAYS OF THE WEEK

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays; 6:30–8pm ET
  • Every other Wednesday—optional office hours at 6pm ET

APPLICATION DEADLINE

February 24. Admissions decisions will be delivered by March 1.

FEES

$200 – $800 Sliding Scale Contribution

We believe people with more wealth, privilege, and access to money—and who benefit from systems of oppression—should pay more.

If you work at an organization with more than 60 employees, please ask your employer to cover the full cost of this training. If there’s anything that would help you make the request, please let us know.

We know that this might be a new way of looking at things. Please reach out to data@repower.org if you have any questions.


Applicants

Ideal applicants come from all walks of life—we welcome everyone from data practitioners looking to sharpen their skills, to complete beginners who are passionate about organizing. Here are some attributes shared by all our applicants:

Technical Aptitude: Whether you have experience working directly with data or not, we are interested in organizers who are able to pick up new technical skills quickly and proficiently. If you like spreadsheets and lists, or investigating innovative ways of organizing, you may be a good fit.

Organizing Insight: You don’t need to be a professional politico, but we’re looking for applicants with experience doing organizing work on the ground. That work can be tied to grassroots, electoral, and/or issue organizing. We seek to support organizers who are currently part of an organizing effort or are seeking to build one.

Dedication to Inclusive Politics and Intersectional Solutions: At re:power, we center race, class, gender and sexuality across all our trainings—it’s part of our practice of inclusive politics. We encourage organizers to be open to new ideas regarding inclusive politics, especially from their fellow organizers who will reflect our diverse communities.


Technical Requirements

You will need a technological device capable of connecting to the Internet and downloading data. Windows machines, Macs and Unix boxes all welcome. We will be using Zoom and request that whenever possible, you turn on the video function.


FAQ

If you have any questions, please reach out to data@repower.org.

Details

Start:
March 9 @ 6:30 pm
End:
March 25 @ 8:00 pm
Cost:
$200 – $800
Event Category:
Website:
https://secure.everyaction.com/xWnbkuLuPUmJ170PiEJmNw2

We believe in a future of inclusive politics where decisions about our communities are made by our communities at all levels.

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