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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. Read the rest of this entry

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Working Group Changes & Introducing Forums

Working Group

Working Groups and Forums offer our members a chance to learn and network with each other while moving NCTC forward.

In September, the NCTC Steering Committee approved a new structure for our Working Groups. Since then, the Steering Committee and NCTC staff have worked diligently to implement the new structure and is we are happy to announce an expanded and more efficient system that allows for more greater participation on a more meaningful level.

The intent is to expand the scope of work that the groups address and more accurately define the role that they play within the organization. A chart of the new structure and a summary of the changes are included below. Read the rest of this entry