Patrick Yurgosky

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration

Patrick Yurgosky

Patrick Yurgosky is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration at NYU Wagner.  He also is the President of Yurgosky, an expert analytics, strategy and technology development company focused on nonprofit, higher-education and social enterprise clients. Previously he served as the Director of Business Analysis at the Center for Employment Opportunities, a leading workforce-development organization based in New York City. He also worked with Caribbean governments on management and environmental issues for The Nature Conservancy. Patrick independently consults with nonprofit organizations to implement IT and performance management systems. He has founded multiple for-profit companies, and manages a successful pilates company in his free time. His expertise includes information technology, operations analysis, strategic planning, and business development. 

Patrick has a Masters in International Affairs from The New School and a Bachelors in Geography from West Virginia University.

 

 

This course describes the growing role of information technology (IT) in nonprofits and how high-impact organizations are using IT platforms to manage and analyze their programs. Included is a discussion on the IT-related problems faced by nonprofits and solutions available to address these problems. Methods for implementing solutions and best practices for data collection and analysis will also be outlined. The second portion of the course will be hands-on: teaching techniques for quickly analyzing datasets using MS Excel and creating a functional specification document to customize an application. The course will also examine how to best recruit and manage consultants and vendors for IT projects.

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This course describes the growing role of information technology (IT) in nonprofits and how high-impact organizations are using IT platforms to manage and analyze their programs. Included is a discussion on the IT-related problems faced by nonprofits and solutions available to address these problems. Methods for implementing solutions and best practices for data collection and analysis will also be outlined. The second portion of the course will be hands-on: teaching techniques for quickly analyzing datasets using MS Excel and creating a functional specification document to customize an application. The course will also examine how to best recruit and manage consultants and vendors for IT projects.

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This course describes the growing role of information technology (IT) in nonprofits and how high-impact organizations are using IT platforms to manage and analyze their programs. Included is a discussion on the IT-related problems faced by nonprofits and solutions available to address these problems. Methods for implementing solutions and best practices for data collection and analysis will also be outlined. The second portion of the course will be hands-on: teaching techniques for quickly analyzing datasets using MS Excel and creating a functional specification document to customize an application. The course will also examine how to best recruit and manage consultants and vendors for IT projects.

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