“Use of Community Data by Nonprofits: Opportunities and Challenges”

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences’ Office of Research Administration and doctoral program will host a research colloquium titled “Use of Community Data by Nonprofits: Opportunities and Challenges.”

The colloquium will be held Friday, Jan. 27, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Community Studies Center, Room 108.

The university community is invited to the event, which is an part of the Centennial Speaker Series and spotlights the Mandel School’s own groundbreaking research.

The presentation will focus on how nonprofits use geographic information systems (GIS). Based on in-depth interviews conducted with 18 sites in the U.S. that have adopted a prominent GIS application, the presentation will explore the reasons why nonprofits adopt these systems, their inclusion of various stakeholders in their launch, and the challenges for sustaining GIS use.

More information and registration are available online.