North Texas Food Bank leaders provide valuable coaching
Another valuable aspect of the D3 program was the 40 hours of one-on-one data coaching sessions provided to each agency throughout the year. Kim Aaron and Richard Amory, senior leaders at North Texas Food Bank (NTFB), are two such coaches providing expert guidance to help agencies implement the evaluation concepts being taught. But what drives them to spend time helping other agencies?
“At the food bank, we often ask ‘do we have the right information to make that decision?’ Having the opportunity to work with other nonprofit organizations as they consider how to best use their data to make better decisions was impossible to resist.” —KIM AARON
“The nonprofit sector is very heart-driven, which is a real strength when you want to engage people in your mission,but doesn’t always result in the best service to the community. I became a data coach because I wanted to join CFT’s conversations about the collective powers of knowledge creation in Dallas, and I knew I would learn as much as any organization I might have the privilege to coach.”—RICHARD AMORY