6 Tips For Creating Better Charts With Your Nonprofit’s Data

TechImpact

Beth’s blog shares Ann Emry’s tips for creating charts with your nonprofit’s data. Charts can turn plain text into a visually, expressive piece of information, which is great for persuading donors to donate or showing your supporters your organization’s impact.

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How Do I Say It With Charts?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Source: Juice Lab Chart Chooser. Last month, Stephanie Evergreen wrote an awesome guest post called “ Six Steps to Great Charts ” with lots of practical tips for using the Excel chart feature to visualize your social media measurement data. Pie chart.

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Comparing 21 social media marketing tools [Chart]

SocialFish

The chart below summarizes functionalities offered by 23 social media management tools. According to the latest research by TrustRadius, buyers of social media management tools are looking for eight core functionalities: Community management. Publishing. Campaigns & promotions.

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Beyond the Pie Chart: When to Use a Bar Chart or Line Chart

Tech Soup Blog

That's why we've partnered with TechSoup to offer basic data visualization tips in Beyond the Pie Chart. Part 1 covered some basic terminology and why you shouldn't use a pie chart. Use Line Charts and Area Charts to Track Trends over Time.

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Tools for Gantt Charts

Idealware

A Gantt chart, named by their creator, Henry Gantt, is a graphic representation of a schedule in which activities are displayed in date-placed, horizontal bars expressing duration. Each row in the chart is like a set of rails, which is a task, process, or other part of your project.

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I Love Charts

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But I also love using those pens for visualization techniques and especially to sketch out charts and graphs. ” The book is based on the popular tumblr blog with the same name - I Love Charts. I have a couple of addictions. One of them is magic markers and pens.

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Nonprofit Content Marketing in 2015: Storytelling and Visual Content Top the Charts, But What Else Did We Learn?

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit marketers are doing more with content marketing – and feeling more confident about their effectiveness. They’re trying more tactics, using more social media platforms, growing in their internal knowledge and skills, and focusing on becoming better storytellers.

Beyond the Pie Chart: Maps

Tech Soup Blog

Charts and graphs are useful, but when you have any kind of location data — whether it's postal codes, state abbreviations, country names, or your own custom geocoding — you've got to see your data on a map. Part 4 in our Beyond the Pie Chart series covers mapping.

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Fundraising Strategy: The Gift Range Chart [With Templates!]

Donor Search

The success of your fundraising campaign relies on whether or not your nonprofit has put in the time to develop a comprehensive, data-driven fundraising strategy.

An Explanation of all Four Facebook Ad Types [Chart]

John Haydon

Here’s a breakdown of the four different types of Facebook ads, with an example of each, plus a handy chart at the end of this post: 1. An Explanation of all Four Facebook Ad Types [Chart].

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Fundraising Strategy: The Gift Range Chart [With Templates!]

Donor Search

The success of your fundraising campaign relies on whether or not your nonprofit has put in the time to develop a comprehensive, data-driven fundraising strategy. With the right fundraising plan in place, the more likely you’ll be able to extend the right asks to reach likely donors and achieve your fundraising goals.

Nonprofits and Libraries: It's Time to Move Beyond the Pie Chart

Tech Soup Blog

That's why TechSoup has partnered with Tableau on a new blog series called "Beyond the Pie Chart." Tried to create a report and couldn't find a chart or graph that would clearly illustrate your point? Congratulations, that chart is a basic data visualization!

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The Only Time You Should Use a Pie Chart for Your Nonprofit's Data

Tech Soup Blog

We've covered bar charts, line charts, scatter plots, and maps in Beyond the Pie Chart. We finish the series by explaining the only time a pie chart actually is the right choice. When to Use a Pie Chart. When to use pie charts: Showing proportions.

Are You Charting Impact of Your Social Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The BBB Wise Giving Alliance, GuideStar USA and Independent Sector launched “ Charting Impact ,” a standard framework to easily and clearly understand the objectives, benchmarks for progress, and impact of nonprofits and foundations. Charting Impact uses five deceptively simple questions that require reflection and discussion about what really matters – results.

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Ignore That Ridiculous Chart.

SocialFish

Well, that ridiculous chart does not illustrate social media or digital marketing. You have probably seen this by now, as it’s been all over the Internet (starting with this Business Insider article). This does.

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Logic Models: Charting a Course for Success

NTEN

Ananda Roberts. President. nFocus Solutions. Sometimes it's hard to see the little details that make up the big programs.

Read2Go Tops iTunes Literacy Charts!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Gerardo Capiel, Benetech's VP Engineering, just sent me a couple of exciting screen shots on our Read2Go iOS application for accessible reading of ebooks. The first one shows the Special Education category on iTunes, with the Read2Go logo being used to represent the Literacy and Learning section.

Beyond the Pie Chart: What Scatter Plots Can Do for You

Tech Soup Blog

Part 3 in our Beyond the Pie Chart series digs into the wonderful world of scatter plots. These tips from Tableau's Visual Analysis Best Practices and Which Chart or Graph is Right for You?

4 Things We Learned While Applying for a B Corp Certification

See What's Out There

strategy b corporation benefits development handbook Nonprofits org chart organizational change organizational strategy social causes social goodOne of See3’s company goals for 2015 is to obtain a B Corp certification. What started as a “we’ll-have-this-done-in-a-month” project has become a deeply reflective organizational journey. We’re getting close to completing our application (yay!)

Configuring QuickBooks for Use in a Nonprofit: Setting Up the Chart of Accounts

Tech Soup Blog

Some of the main goals of the implementation meeting are to produce a consensus on the definition of: The chart of accounts. Building Your Chart of Accounts. So What Exactly Is a Chart of Accounts?

Build Beautiful Charts & Graphs with Data Visualization on EveryAction

Everyaction

or relying on (pretty ugly) charts with data estimates made in Excel or Powerpoint. With Data Visualization in EveryAction , users can build beautiful, customizable charts and graphs of their data within the software where it resides: Users are automatically equipped with several default 'Analytics Dashboards', which display pre-built charts and graphs for Advocacy delivery stats, Online Activity numbers, Organizing metrics, Contribution summaries, and Email Performance stats.

Fundraising Strategy: The Gift Range Chart [With Templates!]

Donor Search

The success of your fundraising campaign relies on whether or not your nonprofit has put in the time to develop a comprehensive, data-driven fundraising strategy.

Salesforce Charts Its Own Course in Tech Giving for Schools - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

AFP Blog

Salesforce Charts Its Own Course in Tech Giving for Schools - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is taking a different philanthropic tack than other tech moguls in backing public education, TechCrunch and Business Insider write in reporting on the company's latest, $6-million donation to the San Francisco school district." 'via

How Twitter Has Changed Over the Years in 12 Charts - Alexis C. Madrigal - The Atlantic

AFP Blog

How Twitter Has Changed Over the Years in 12 Charts - Alexis C. Madrigal - The Atlantic : But each Twitter user sees the service through his or her own tiny window of followers and followed. It''s hard to tell if everyone''s behavior is changing, or just that of one''s subset of the social network. Now, new research from Yabing Liu and Alan Mislove of Northwestern with Brown''s Chloe Kliman-Silver attempts to quantify the way tweeting has changed through the years.

Lovely Charts

Wild Apricot Blog

If you’re looking for a way to jazz up your organization’s reports, newsletters, web pages and other publications, what about a chart? Not just the usual boxes and arrows with plain-Jane text labels, but something more of an eye-catching illustration: a lovely chart! read more ).

Making Data Visualizations: A Survival Guide And Other Resources

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I did a quick scan of data visualization resources to look for practical advice on the process of thinking visually and some technical information on what chart to select and data storytelling. The deck provides specific practical advice on charts, color, and maps.

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No Sweat DIY Infographics

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But the bonus was the tutorial to help you better understand and apply charts. If you remember your 6th grade math and science, you might want to skip the tutorial and check out the online chart tool (I love the meter charts).

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It's the Seating Chart, Stupid | Nonprofit Trends with Steve.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking It’s the Seating Chart, Stupid Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on November 18th, 2010 Where should the Internet team be on the organization chart? If you want to quickly improve how your nonprofit leverages the Internet, then org charts and owners aren’t the way to go. Focus on the seating chart.

Does your org have a Facebook Page comment escalation flow-chart?

John Haydon

In the comments, Steve Heye of the YMCA of Metro Chicago shared a “comment escalation flow-chart&# to help staff decide how to respond to various types of comments – on blogs, Twitter and Facebook. Five reasons why a decision flow-chart makes sense.

With Venn Diagrams and Pie Charts for All | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

Web Usability Audits Grating Expectations » With Venn Diagrams and Pie Charts for All Posted Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 at 10:25 am by Marissa (33 posts) Google keeps churning out the freebies, and we keep having fun with them. Take a look at Google Charts, a fast and easy way to visual charts on your Web site. You can put together variations of pie charts, Venn diagrams, bar graphs, maps, and meters.

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FREE! Creating Great Charts, Graphs, and Maps on a Budget

Idealware

How do you transform it into charts, graphs, and maps that will help your audience understand the data and move them to take action? In this online seminars, we'll talk about the types of chart and map formats that might be useful to you, and then take a look at a number of the software packages that can help you create data graphics for both web and print publications. Event Price: 0.00. EventDate: April 19, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm. Type: Live Training. You've got data.

Wild Apricot Blog : Website Charts and Graphs Made Easy with Google Chart API

Wild Apricot Blog

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The Mother of All Infographics

Frogloop

For example: 32% of infographics use bar charts vs. 22% that use pie charts. Infographics are like eye candy. They can be visually stunning to look at while telling an important story framed around data.

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FREE! Creating Great Charts, Graphs, and Maps on a Budget

Idealware

How do you transform it into charts, graphs, and maps that will help your audience understand the data and move them to take action? In this online seminars, we'll talk about the types of chart and map formats that might be useful to you, and then take a look at a number of the software packages that can help you create data graphics for both web and print publications. Event Price: 0.00. EventDate: July 14, 2011 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm. Type: Live Training. You've got data.

Visualize Better-Looking Data for Your Nonprofit or Library

Tech Soup Blog

" Well, think again, because even the most design-impaired people can make a pretty snazzy infographic or chart with the right tools and some basic design principles. Some Simple Tweaks to Your Existing Charts. Choose the appropriate chart. Image 2: Junk Charts.

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New and Improved Data Visualization Tool: Maps for Media Funding

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Charts: Compare funding for different activities and display it on a trends chart, bar chart or wind rose (circular bar chart). Click to See Visualization.

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MarketingSherpa: New Chart: Information Sources for Large Purchase Decisions Changing

Network-Centric Advocacy

MarketingSherpa: New Chart: Information Sources for Large Purchase Decisions Changing. This is interesting. The way people are making people complex purchases is changing.

Knowing When to Choose a Nonprofit-Specific Accounting Solution

Connection Cafe

Track Data Through a Flexible Chart of Accounts. To effectively track data for internal and external use, your software needs to have a flexible chart of accounts. Nonprofit organizations are accountable to a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

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How to Harness the Power of Data for Better Nonprofit Storytelling

John Haydon

Though it is easy to lose sight of the meaning behind each metric or each chart, at it’s heart, data tells a human story. Data can be a powerful storytelling tool to communicate impact to current and potential donors and funders.

Free and Cheap Charts for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Diagramming tools are great if you want to create a flow chart or map of your computer network, projects that are too complicated for Microsoft Paint but too simple for Photoshop. A closely related subject is charts: pie charts, line charts, scatter plots, Venn diagrams, and the like. But it surprises me how many ugly charts I see nonprofits making. Yesterday we talked about diagramming software, the subject of this week's TechSoup article.