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How To Accomplish Your Mission Using Data with Ginger Bandeen

Updated: Oct 14, 2022

How do you prioritize and organize projects in a way that moves away from being reactive into a proactive and even responsive approach? In this episode, Jacob Moore and his guest, Ginger Bandeen, discuss how to utilize data in driving your mission to greater success. Data shouldn't be daunting. It's often just misunderstood.

3 key takeaways from this episode:

  1. Data is not your enemy, but on your side

  2. Data may have biases and that's not necessarily a bad thing

  3. Your mission should drive your data, not the other way around

Ginger Bandeen, LCSW founded Mission Driven Data after a 15-year career in clinical social work, quality improvement, advocacy, and program development in the community behavioral health field. She is passionate about making data analysis accessible for clinicians - helping people who would say they aren't "data people" discover joy and excitement in the data analysis process.

Her vision for Mission Driven Data is to be the catalyst for change in the community mental health system. We hope to kindle the curiosity and creativity of emerging leaders, and create a new vocabulary of metrics that truly measure the quality and value of community services.

"I think that we can get caught feeling like the data has to be perfect. The data doesn't have to be perfect in order to use it....start with what you've got." - Ginger Bandeen

In This Episode You'll Hear About:

[07:36] - What is the difference between the mission driving the data versus the data driving the mission?

[11:31] - How biased data helps us uncover our own biases

[15:04] - Making data accessible and understandable to everyone

[18:02] - Asking where to start and utilizing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

[23:46] - Data should be less about telling you what you're doing wrong, and more about helping you do your job well

[28:27] - Starting a business mid-pandemic

[31:43] - The outcome of mission driven by data


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