Build Beautiful Charts & Graphs with Data Visualization on EveryAction

EveryAction

Whether its for a board meeting or a conference, nonprofit professionals often spend hours of time trying to figure out ways to present their data in an easily understandable way. or relying on (pretty ugly) charts with data estimates made in Excel or Powerpoint. Built on top of EveryAction's unparalleled reporting functionality, users can easily create pie charts, donut charts, bar graphs, line graphs, and area charts based on any criteria for data in their database.

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How to Create Better Charts to Show Fundraising Results

Connection Cafe

In this post, you’ll learn from my mistakes and create better charts for your audience – to show fundraising results, organization’s impact or benchmarking. Have you seen a chart and asked yourself, “What is this? Are we guilty of creating such charts ourselves? Here’s a chart from my thesis I created about 15 years ago. Here are a few things you should think about while creating charts: Shape. Different shapes or chart types have their uses.

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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. Chart diversity. There is a wide variety of charts. Don’t limit your organization to the same old pie chart used in every report. Showcase data.

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Comparing 21 social media marketing tools [Chart]

SocialFish

The chart below summarizes functionalities offered by 23 social media management tools. Useful Data According to the latest research by TrustRadius, buyers of social media management tools are looking for eight core functionalities: Community management. Publishing. Campaigns & promotions. Influencer & advocate management. Lead generation. Content marketing. Analytics. Paid media management.

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

Tech Soup Blog

Are you struggling to turn your data into meaningful insights that can improve your work or tell your organization's story? At Tableau, we want to empower nonprofits to make a difference with their data. With the right knowledge and tools, we believe every nonprofit can better explore its data and spot trends, outliers, and even new opportunities. That's why we've partnered with TechSoup to offer basic data visualization tips in Beyond the Pie Chart.

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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. So demand the same informative view from your data. Part 4 in our Beyond the Pie Chart series covers mapping. Use maps to show geocoded data. See Your Data in a Whole New Way with Tableau. Ready to do more with your data?

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Workplace Giving Data Problems Just Got Worse

3rd Sector Labs

Nonprofits everywhere are struggling to get their hands on reliable, useful workplace giving data from corporate giving programs. Who remembers the days of charities arguing with local United Ways over the donor data? “We own the workplace giving data,” was the typical United Way response to charities wanting to know more about the donors supporting them, “because they are United Way donors – our donors.” What about the data?

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. As we state in our white paper, Which Chart or Graph is Right for You? … Pie charts should be used to show relative proportions — or percentages — of information. As a result, they are the most commonly misused chart type.

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It’s that time of year: your 8-step fundraising data checklist

3rd Sector Labs

Have you completed your fundraising data checklist? What are we talking about – a fundraising DATA checklist? But as we have pointed out before via a cataloguing of more than 150 recommendations for improving fundraising appeals , most charities are making the same common fundraising mistake they made last year, and the year before – bad data management. Because data is boring. Fundraising data has many touch-points throughout your organization.

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Take Control of Your Data: 3 Must-Have Reporting Tools Every Nonprofit Should Have

EveryAction

From your board members requesting the latest donor stats to your digital director asking for email conversion rates, tracking your data can be hard. Here are some key tools your nonprofit should have to meet your reporting needs: Customizable reports that allow you to get roll up data and detailed data. However, you’ll be able to edit this data and add the columns that matter to you. But what about the roll up data for those big picture meetings?

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How Do I Say It With Charts?

Beth Kanter

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. The six steps: Step 1: Which Chart is Best? Step 3: Delete Data You Don’t Need. And, can the process of selecting the right chart format help you better understand your data?

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Harnessing Big Data to Sustain Peer-to-Peer Revenue Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic

Connection Cafe

We’ve all seen the charts, where our actions directly affect outcomes. Data scientists and epidemiologists are working hard to use a vast amount of data to impact the pandemic. They are using big data to predict disease spread, artificial intelligence to predict which patients will need the most care , and machine learning to develop treatments. Big data can help sustain P2P revenue. Predictive scoring is a common use of big data in many industries.

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Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

EveryAction

With a dedicated email deliverability expert on staff, EveryAction releases the nonprofit industry's primary data on Nonprofit Email Deliverability each year. #4. Dig deeper by segmenting data by universe, timeframe, or source. Choose your data points, and use Report Builder to easily arrange and interpret your data. #6. Visualize your data like never before. EveryAction is cloud-based and you can be sure your data is secure. #27.

Getting Serious About Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Data with Predictive Analytics

Connection Cafe

If you’re like most peer-to-peer fundraising (P2P) staff, you’re drowning in data. You ascertain averages, browse benchmarks , and create charts. We’re very serious about our data in P2P! Ironically if we consider the use of MORE data – just different data than we’re used to – we can bring our focus back to our constituents. First, let’s take a look at how we’ve been using data in P2P and the direction we’re heading.

Logic Models: Charting a Course for Success

NTEN

Ananda Roberts Data Leadership logic models nptech nten Communications Program Ananda Roberts. President. nFocus Solutions. Sometimes it's hard to see the little details that make up the big programs. A logic model helps to visualize those details and highlight the connection between a program's purpose and the programs results, and it helps you make sure you're measuring the right things so you can show success!

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#datanerds: Six Steps to Great Graphs and Charts

Beth Kanter

Source: Gemma Correll – I Love Charts. Note from Beth: I just knew that I was going to start obsessing about charts and graphs after my Excel spreadsheet obsessions started. I thought if I set up a tumblr blog curating great nonprofit spreadsheets , but the next logical step is create visualizations of your data. Great data visualizations don’t necessarily require an expensive software package or a programmer on staff. Step 1: Which Chart is Best?

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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.

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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.

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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. The more prepared your organization is, the more likely you’ll be able to extend the right asks to reach likely donors and achieve your fundraising goals. The secret to an… Basics of Prospect Research Conducting Prospect Research Preparing for Prospect Research Uncategorized University Fundraising Wealth Screening

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Data Only Helps if You Listen to It

Connection Cafe

Data and analytics can play a big role in improving nonprofit strategy. It usually doesn’t though, and that’s because most nonprofits are using their data wrong. What charts or slides did the group focus on? Among nonprofit advocacy groups, I often witness a huge gap between the people with access to data and analytics and the people actually empowered to make strategic decisions. Data analytics could be fresh garlic.* Data doesn’t make decisions for you.

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Top Ten Chart Secrets from A Nonprofit Data Nerd

Beth Kanter

Enjoy this post from my of many favorite nonprofit data nerds … Top Ten Chart Secrets from A Nonprofit Data Nerd. Charts can be one of your strongest communication tools. Better charts = better communication = better understanding = better decision making. There are infinite types of charts, but you don’t have to master them all. Line charts and histograms and scatter plots, oh my! The good news: You only need a handful of go-to charts.

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

Idealware

You've got data. 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.

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

Idealware

You've got data. 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.

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Does Bad Data Software Hurt Nonprofits? Roderick Campbell CommitChange : FundRaising Success

AFP Blog

Does Bad Data Software Hurt Nonprofits? If your data-tracking systems need their own organization charts or binders full of complicated instructions, then your software infrastructure is definitely broken." ''via Blog this Roderick Campbell CommitChange : FundRaising Success : "The short answer is yes.

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Replacing Mobile Advertising with Real-Time Data

Amy Sample Ward

and provided the two possible responses of “friends&# or “data&# – I used the question style where respondents had to pick one answer or the other exclusively. And once all 100 responses were gathered, I took a look at all the data. First, overall: And when you click on “What does this chart mean?&# it actually tells you, with much richer context: I personally love data-map mashups and Qriously uses them brilliantly!

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

Tech Soup Blog

Looking to dig deeper into some data, but not quite sure if different pieces of information relate to each other? 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? The data is from a deli-food wholesale company. By adding a trend line, the correlation among your data becomes more clearly defined.

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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.

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

Tech Soup Blog

We know nonprofits and libraries gather piles of data, from program outcomes to constituent data to fundraising or advocacy campaign results. And you probably struggle to turn that data into meaningful insights that can improve your work or tell your organization's story. That's why TechSoup has partnered with Tableau on a new blog series called "Beyond the Pie Chart." Thought that analyzing your data was complicated or scary?

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I Love Charts

Beth Kanter

But I also love using those pens for visualization techniques and especially to sketch out charts and graphs. I did a deep dive on data visualization techniques while working on a chapter of my next book, Measuring the Networked Nonprofit , with co-author KD Paine. That’s when I heard about the book, “ I Love Charts.” ” The book is based on the popular tumblr blog with the same name - I Love Charts. I have a couple of addictions.

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Remember Paint by Number? SAP Visual Intelligence: A Visual Treat for Reporting Data

Tech Soup Blog

SAP Visual Intelligence software takes massive amounts of data and transforms it into colorful, easy-to-grasp visual displays. Start off in SAP Visual Intelligence by pulling data from a broad range of sources: Excel spreadsheets ("personal data sources") as well as many types of databases (for example, Access, Oracle, SAP HANA, BusinessObjects). Users can input data in seconds with a couple of points and clicks. Try It Out and See if You're a Data Geek.

Nonprofit-Centric Data Sharing Sites

NTEN

Data sharing has become a critical part of collaboration and will continue to do so as we are able to access and create more data. There are many sites that allow you to upload data, as well as download other data, for free. These are just a handful of nonprofit-focused data sharing sites to get you started: National Center for Charitable Statistics: NCCS provides data, as well as analysis tools and reports, on Nonprofits around the US.

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Infographics & Data Visualization: Not Your Grandmother’s Pie Chart

NTEN

Infographics are a communication trend that illustrate data in an attractive, easily digestible format. It’s a way to take all that data you’ve collected about the great things your organization does, and use it for social good purposes – to illustrate timelines, histories, relationships, the impact of a program, and much more. Data data visualization data viz infographic Leadership nptech nten Social Media Web Sites CommunicationsJulia Reich.

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How to Harness the Power of Data for Better Nonprofit Storytelling

John Haydon

Data can be a powerful storytelling tool to communicate impact to current and potential donors and funders. 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. Behind every data point is the story of real people who are looking to […]. The post How to Harness the Power of Data for Better Nonprofit Storytelling appeared first on John Haydon.

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Curiosity-Driven, Not Data-Driven

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I saw an interesting post from Eric Petersen called “ The Myth of Data-Driven Business &# by way of KD Paine’s blog. It caught my eye because we’ve working on a chapter about how nonprofits can make the shift to a “data-driven culture. &#. Eric Peterson calls out a discussion on “What the C-suite should know about analytics” from Kishore Swaminathan, Accenture’s chief scientist: “Data is a double-edged sword. Flickr Photo by epsos.de.

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Data mine. or data black hole?

SocialFish

Lindy tagged me on the thorny (to me) issue of data mining. She poses the great question, "Predictive analytics, in my mind, is like the holy grail of data mining—it becomes an obsession for those who pursue it, but does it really change anything?" And of course, you know me, I was actually very interested in whether anyone was getting any useful data out of social networks, which was disappointingly completely off-topic and, sadly for me, a question left lonely and unanswered.

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Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 2a: Analytics Data as User Research

Connection Cafe

This post is about how we incorporate Google Analytics data into our Design Process. Once we get access to a client’s Google Analytics data, we first establish a timeframe for reporting. Ideally, we’d evaluate the previous year of data to observe patterns in different giving cycles. Once we’ve set the timeframe, we then start digging into the data to answer some key questions: What are some benchmark stats for improvement?

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Wrestling our way to data exploration greatness

NTEN

Last week I met some rock stars of the data visualization world (yes, it’s true, there is such a world) at the Data Visualization Knowledge Summit hosted by Periscopic in Portland. Here at NTEN, I often get incredibly frustrated with getting a data set and spending what seems to be eons trying to figure out how to wrestle it into charts and graphs that make sense. These folks call it “data exploration.”

Attributes of a Data Driven Organization

GroundWire

Also, data entry and data analysis practices must be standardized otherwise it's the Wild West of database management. Here are a few hallmarks of organizations that haven't successfully made the transition to a data driven culture: Expertise in the database is bottlenecked around one or two staff. Data entry and reporting is inconsistent. If you don't have a standard way of entering and reporting on data you can never effectively use a database.

Data and Storytelling: 6 Ways to Use Data to Move Your Mission

Influence

Data is the new black. Data is so much more than a stack of numbers or a server filled with client outputs. Given the attention that Data gets from the media, influencers, and the hill, we believe that every communications department is obligated to look closer at their data and how they are using it - and should be tapping into it to get work done towards your organizations goals. The truth can become obvious when you reveal the change in data in a visual way.

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Weekly Nonprofit Roundup: Relevant Messaging, Planned Giving Tips, and Data Secrets

Connection Cafe

Beth Kanter’s guest star, Ann Emory, offers up the Top Ten Chart Secrets from a Nonprofit Data Nerd. A lot can happen in 7 days. You could drive from coast to coast. Have your new single leaked on the internet and be forced to release it early (like Katy Perry and Lady Gaga). Raise thousands of dollars to give a little boy the best year of his life. Or even….

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Spotting the Human Side of Data at DoGoodData Conference

Beth Kanter

“Problems don’t start with data, they start with people.” The conference is expertly curated by Andrew Means who has shaped the agenda and speakers into an incredible learning experience for both the human and technical sides of data of for good. This is the best conference to learn about data for nonprofits and suggest that you register for 2016. Data As True North. ” Data Visualization As Creative Process.

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Data and Analytics Tweet Chat Recap

Tech Soup Blog

Why does data matter to nonprofit organizations and what data matters? These questions and more were answered in a recent Twitter conversation on data and analytics. The tweet chat covered why data is important for nonprofits and libraries, how to identify what data to collect, and provided guidance on software resources organizations could use for collecting and analyzing data. How Can Nonprofits Switch to a Data-Driven Culture?

Report Back from the Do Good Data Conference 2015

NTEN

Jessica Holliday, NTEN’s Operations Director, learned a lot at the Do Good Data Conference in Chicago last week and chose to share some highlights with us. Be Generous with Data—Water for People Ned Breslin from Water for People preached to the choir of the importance of using data to drive successful programs. He inspired audible gasps when he quoted a shocking statistic from the Bridgespan Group—only 6% of nonprofits use their data to drive improvements in their work.

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