What is a dashboard?

Hi, I’m Rob Jackson,
a Movement Scientist and Data Educator
who loves piloting data projects.

Below is an overview of the power of dashboards.

Building Data Use Capacity + Equity Analysis Tools 

Our Work

Who: I have extensive training and experience in data management, visualization, and adult facilitation; specifically as it relates to education data management, and non-profit data-driven culture development. I am an educator obsessed with storytelling, community building, and practical innovation. All of my work operates within an intersectional equity framework. Meaning my analytical + diagnostic process is contained within a culturally responsive leadership framework, centering the most impacted and our relationship to power.  All within the umbrella of Equity Diversity Inclusion & belonging (EDIB). 

What: I have led discussion on Race + Common Good and diversity in education data science (LAK ’19).  At the Data For Black Lives Conference I facilitated discussions with educators on spoke on the issue of implicit bias/ algorithmic racial bias in education data analysis. I as an educator and mentor I take pride in introducing folks to Data & Analytics, leading lecture series and providing personal coaching on data analysis, business insights, and project scoping + management.

How: I work to improve schools and schools systems using my background in learning analytics to cultivate data literacy in schools, build student centered data management plans and build metrics that support holistic student development. I primarily explore the impact of big data in education on education equity.


Data Management Strategy | Dashboards and Automated Reporting | Analysis and Data literacy Coaching

What is a dashboard?

Defintion |

A dashboard, at its most basic, is a tool meant to distill the complexities and present your audience with a concise picture of their current performance; at its best a dashboard offer prescriptive solutions, your personal decision support tool.

CASE-STUDY: What problems do dashboard solve?

See below for a Case study on how conscious design can move the mission forward during times of uncertainty where digital engagement is critical to success.

The Expectations

The Outcomes

Background: During the pandemic many organizations took major hits financially; losing revenue from most traditional pipelines like canvasing, telemarketing, and mail.

The Task: design & implement a dashboard meant to help the development team better understand their digital donor audience and understand the organization’s overall development strategy.

  1. Dashboards Design
  2. Data cleaning & Program Evaluation
  3. Identify areas of Improvement
  5. Teach team how to outline data informed milestones

Audience: Senior & Directors

The goal: During the early months of the pandemic the client needed to quickly adapt to a digital first fundraising model and needed a way for our stakeholders in finance, communications and development communicate and explore donor data. They needed a Revenue Dashboard that segmented funding audiences. 

 The ORG

Want a consultation on building functional data dashboards & Uptooling your teams data skills?

Is your school prepared to serve the needs of ALL students, providing a truly inclusive learning environment?

How do you measure your success?

What is the Cypher Project?

Cypher is a service decision support system designed specifically for School Leaders, Special Education Professionals, and Educators. Full-service includes:

See More ↗ Welcome to the Cypher Project

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