Benchmark Data Labs Announces Plan to Sunset

South Dakota nonprofit dedicated to improving Black Hills communities through research and analysis of public data will close later this year The board of Benchmark Data Labs, a non-profit consultancy…

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211 Helpline Center Data Dashboard

In January 2021, the Helpline Center launched its helpline call data dashboard. Designed by Benchmark Data Labs, the dashboard helps the Helpline Center share its work…

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Early Learner South Dakota Data Dashboard

In November 2020, Early Learner South Dakota launched its inaugural data dashboard, produced in collaboration with Benchmark Data Labs and South Dakota…

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Covid-19 Impact on South Dakota Nonprofits Round 2

In early 2020 the Covid-19 spread across the globe, affecting nearly all aspects of life. The full effects of Covid-19 are still unknown, but the immediate and medium-term effects on…

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COVID-19 Impact on South Dakota Nonprofits

South Dakota’s nonprofits faced unique and difficult challenges as they responded to the effects of COVID-19. To measure this impact, Benchmark Data Labs worked with a group of collaborative funders…

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NAEYC SD Child Care Provider Survey on the Impact of COVID-19

In April 2020, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) conducted a nationwide survey to investigate the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on child care.

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COVID-19 Data Resources

Benchmark Data Labs is here to help you understand how the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting South Dakota so that you can make smart decisions in response. COVID-19’s impacts…

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Black Hills Reads Data Dashboard

Benchmark Data Labs worked closely with Black Hills Reads, an arm of the United Way of the Black Hills, to develop a public data dashboard. This dashboard was released to…

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United Way of the Black Hills 2019 Community Needs Assessment

In 2019, the United Way of the Black Hills (UWBH) asked the Benchmark Data Labs (formerly known as the Black Hills Knowledge Network) to conduct a needs assessment. The purpose…

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South Dakota Rural Broadband Deployment and Impact Report

Rural South Dakotans have greater access to wired broadband telecommunications services than many of their counterparts across the country, according to a 2018 report released by Benchmark Data Labs (referred…

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Rapid City Housing Affordability Study

In response to both local and national affordable housing concerns, the John T. Vucurevich Foundation commissioned Benchmark Data Labs (formerly known as the Black Hills Knowledge Network) to conduct a Rapid…

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