“Pat” Black III, an entrepreneur-investor and Black’s former father-in-law.“I calculated what it would take for me to meet each of them once, and it would have taken me three-and-a-half years,” Black recalls.
Beyond the face time required to get the information she needed to determine program performance and social impact, Black was surprised and frustrated by the lack of available data in the first place.
The number of people engaged in romantic relationships is higher.
But even then, gathering data is no small task.“We’re in these countries where there’s no access to high-speed Internet, and they’re on the computer for three hours to send a really basic file back to the U. Once paper attendance sheets and participation logs and records of service performed both by students in the United States and volunteers working on projects abroad find their way into Excel spreadsheets and into the organization’s database, it takes a full-time employee and the help of outside academics, experts, and analysts from graduate level programs at universities like Brandeis and support from places like General Electric to analyze and draw meaningful conclusions from all the information captured. “Data collection and evaluation in my view is critical, not just because donors want to see it but because you can’t go in and improve your programs without the strengths and weaknesses.”Easing the burden on nonprofits of collecting and interpreting data was part of Black’s aim from the start, when she set out to find a new way to assess her foundation’s donations as strategically as possible in the hopes of maximizing impact in and around Erie.
More and more people these days are turning to online dating to find the love of their life.
Practically everyone knows a couple who met via online dating, but conversely everyone has heard a dating disaster tale, and for every happy couple there are lots of hilarious, embarrassing or expensive tales of dating hell.
"Twenty years from now, the idea that someone looking for love won't look for it online will be silly, akin to skipping the card catalog to instead wander the stacks because 'the right books are found only by accident'." -Wired Magazine.
From the speed of transportation, to biotechnology and artificial intelligence, e uk's interactive timeline explores the relationship between technology and dating.