Introduction to Data Collection

Data CollectionOne of the most important aspects of running a VITA program is data collection. From telling your funders about your successes this past tax season or figuring out where to improve operations, data collection helps your program grow for the future.

As members of the Data Collection Working Group at NCTC, we would like to help the rest of the field with their data collection problems by setting up a running series of articles on NCTC’s WorkForward blog that specifically addresses solving data collection needs.

We will talk about data collection topics ranging from reporting requirements for the VITA Grant and how to get the data you need, data collection methods from both TaxWise Desktop and TaxWise Online, best practices on how to get “clean” information, and much more during the tax season.

Just some of NCTC’s Data Collection Working Group members who you’ll hear from during this tax season.

Carla Gainey –AccountAbility Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN
Teresa Hinze – Community Tax Aid, Washington, DC
Gabrielle Thomas –Accounting Aid Society, Detroit, MI
Brian Rivera – Center for Economic Progress, Chicago, IL

We welcome your questions and look forward to your comments in our upcoming posts, so stay tuned!

By Brian Rivera, Center for Economic Progress

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About National Community Tax Coalition

National Community Tax Coalition (NCTC) is the nation's largest, most comprehensive membership organization for community-based organizations offering free tax and financial services to low-income working families.

Posted on January 8, 2013, in NCTC and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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