Tips for harnessing new IRS nonprofit data

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Andrea Fuller of The Wall Street Journal; Todd Wallack of The Boston Globe
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 9 at 3:30pm
  • Location: Clark
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Did you know the IRS recently started uploading most nonprofits' annual financial filings to the web in electronic format? We'll give you an overview of how to download the filings and extract key fields into a database. We'll also cover some of the tricks and pitfalls in working with the new IRS data.

This session will be most useful if: You are either familiar with basic programming or can track down a programmer later to help.

Speaker Bios

  • Andrea Fuller is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in New York City who specializes in data analysis. She uses spreadsheets, databases, and computer code to find stories. Fuller joined the Journal in April 2014. She previously was a data journalist at Gannett Digital, The Center for Public Integrity and The Chronicle of Higher Education. She is a graduate of Stanford University. @anfuller

  • Todd Wallack is an investigative reporter and data journalist on the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team. He has won national awards for his work on public records and been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize four times as part of small teams, including in 2018 for a series examining Boston's reputation for racism. Wallack was selected as a Nieman fellow for 2019-2020. @twallack

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