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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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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Top Ten Chart Secrets from A Nonprofit Data Nerd

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

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New and Improved Data Visualization Tool: Maps for Media Funding

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nonprofit data nerds will love this new resource from Media Impact Funders and Foundation Center called “ Foundation Maps for Media Funding ,” a free, interactive mapping and research tool that shows the full scope of philanthropically funded media projects worldwide since 2009.

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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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How-to: DIY Community and Content Mapping

NTEN

During this time, I've help create community maps and strategic plans with my own team and with many other groups. More and more often, I get asked at conferences or on the blog for more information about how to create a community map or content plan. Community Map. Content Map.

Mapping Your Mix: Are Your Providing the Right Mix of Content?

NTEN

We like to use a pie chart, as it provides a tidy circle for each channel that you can then combine into additional diagrams. [Editor's note: The following is an excerpt of an article in the June 2012 issue of NTEN:Change.

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Mapping Your Mix: Are You Providing The Right Mix of Content?

Idealware

We like to use a pie chart, as it provides a tidy circle for each channel that you can then combine into additional diagrams. Map them out in a chart, and consider whether your strategy makes sense. PublishDate: June 2012. Author: Laura S. Quinn.

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Upcoming Webinar March 29: Mapping Philanthropy - Data Visualization for Good

Tech Soup Blog

The first of these free webinars, Mapping Philanthropy: How You Can Use Data Visualization to Do Good , will be held on Thursday, March 29 at 11 a.m. During this hour, the Foundation Center's George Ford and Jake Garcia will take a look at how grant seekers can use the interactive maps and charts in Foundation Directory Online , the Foundation Center’s grant seeking database for nonprofits, to identify prospective funders.

Feel the Heat: Great Tools for Mapping Website Interactions

Byte Technology

Have you ever wondered if there was a way to gauge and chart your user’s behaviors while they’re on your WordPress website? One of the most popular available currently is Crazy Egg, a tool that allows users to create heatmaps that chart very specific elements of user interaction.

Guest Post by Steve Waddell: Systems Mapping for Non-Profits - Part 1

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

See larger image here: Map from: Waddell, Steve. One of the tools for better understanding networks are visual diagnostics and mapping techniques. He co-authored a paper called " Visual Diagnostics and Mapping for Scaling Change " and we had an opportunity to discuss it.

Webinar Recap: Mapping Philanthropy - Use Data Visualization to Do Good

Tech Soup Blog

The first webinar in this series, Mapping Philanthropy: How You Can Use Data Visualization to Do Good , was held on March 29. Remember: your goals may be slightly different, but do not forget to have them clearly mapped out ahead of time.

Marc A. Smith on Social Mapping for Network Growth

Tech Soup Blog

Smith and his talk "Charting Collections of Connections in Social Media: Creating Maps and Measures with NodeXL." TechSoup hosted the San Francisco Online Community Meetup which recently featured Marc A. " Marc is with the Connected Action Group , which uses social methodology to gain insights into patterns of communities.

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.

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.

Replacing Mobile Advertising with Real-Time Data

Amy Sample Ward

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! maps mobile application data marketing qriously realtime review

3 Cool Things to Try in Excel 2016

Tech Soup Blog

Try the New Chart Types. What's new with Excel charts? If you look carefully at the Excel 2016 "Insert" ribbon tab, you will notice the new chart types, which will help you better share your data with your audience. Use Power Maps Like A Pro.

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How To: DIY Community & Content Mapping

Amy Sample Ward

During this time, I’ve help create community maps and strategic plans with my own team and with many other groups. More and more often, I get asked at conferences or on the blog for more information about how to create a community map or content plan. Community Map.

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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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.

Ushahidi Develops Innovative Tools for Nonprofits and Others Working to Benefit the Public

Tech Soup Blog

Ushahidi has been developing open-source crisis mapping software for over eight years now. LABB created an Oil Spill Crisis Map in response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. It can display data with maps, lists, charts, timelines, and other visual reports.

How To Get Insight From Data Visualization: SHUT UP and SLOW DOWN!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Map the data. I use survey monkey and grab the visual chart for each question and dumping each chart into its own Powerpoint slide. This font lets you take simple strings of numbers and transform them into charts. From SXSW Session: Shut Up and Draw.

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7 Social Media Toolsets for 2016 by @jeremycaplan

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Viz : Create simple charts and graphs. In other words, you have a learning journey here in this resourced, mapped out in 15 minutes a day over the next month or so. Jeremy Caplan is the Director of Education, Tow-Knight Center Entrepreneurial Journalism and an amazing teacher.

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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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Google Maps: Seek and Hide | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

» Google Maps: Seek and Hide Posted Friday, September 12th, 2008 at 11:22 am by Alan Gallauresi (13 posts) Everybody loves a good Google Map mash-up. On a recent project, Beaconfire worked with Share Our Strength to develop a Google Map for their Great American Dine Out campaign.

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Org Charts: Social Networking for the At-Work Set

Museum 2.0

Org charts, like maps, aren't given the attention they should be, especially in large institutions. Org charts are not just about putting people in their place. Here's a snippet from a map of the affiliations of the JP Morgan board of directors.

Two ways to make your own Google map | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

Google Maps now lets us all take our map fascination to the next level: over the past few years they’ve given us multiple views, fantastic ( and sometimes astonishing ) detail, driving directions, and even the ability to create custom content.

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Does Your Nonprofit Suffer from Fire Drill Culture?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

They capture their discussion by taking notes on the “tablecloths,” (in this case, it is flip chart paper). Flickr Photo by Gavin St.

How to do data management right.

SocialFish

And there are reports, dashboards, charts and maps that translate the analytics into easy-to-understand metrics. Check out this awesome infographic from the ASAE Technology Council.

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Five Ways to Help Your Nonprofit Learn from Feedback (and Earn More Funding Too!)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Batchgeo is a free mapping tool that helps you visualize the data that lives in your spreadsheets. Once you’ve gathered data from important stakeholders, completing a SWOT Analysis can help you map the internal and external factors that are assisting or hindering you.

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The Art of Less As More: Micro Content

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Not just infographics, but a snippet from an infographic or a chart or graph to illustrate a statistic. A great way of inviting your readers to dive into your post is to create a mind map. Visual.ly has published this really useful and free e-book on Micro Content.

7 Tips To Help You Focus In Age of Distraction: Are You Content Fried!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I liked this map so much that I printed it out and keep at my desk. What are your tips to help you focus in an age of distraction? Are there tips not on the mind map? Mindmap by Jane Genovese.

Welcome Karen Graham, Idealware's New Executive Director!

Idealware

Karen most recently worked for the Minnesota-based capacity-building organization MAP for Nonprofits, where she led the technology consulting services and nonprofit technology learning and networking programs. I''m thrilled to share some big news.

Putting Caribbean Projects on the (Google) Map | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

Serious Games » Putting Caribbean Projects on the (Google) Map Posted Tuesday, November 13th, 2007 at 6:00 pm by Suzette Gardner (4 posts) Small towns hardly make big news in the world of online marketing technology; small islands even less so.

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Hidden Gems for Nonprofits in the TechSoup Catalog

Tech Soup Blog

Tableau is professional-grade data-visualization software that helps you create powerful, interactive data visualizations in the form of charts and graphs. Beyond the Pie Chart: When to Use a Bar Chart or Line Chart. What I Learned About Crime by Mapping It with Tableau.

Methods for Facilitating Innovation in Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Next, each person got to introduce themselves and their challenge, while the instructor, Pete Maher, expertly facilitated a network map on the wall.

The Art of Facilitating Meetings with Sticky Notes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Post-It Note Facilitation of A Network Map - 2012 Pakistan NGOs. Mine includes markers , sticky notes , index cards, and flip chart paper. What’s in your facilitation toolkit? But wait, paper??? And, I’m not alone.

Social Media: Ask What’s the Change, Not the Return!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It is a flow chart that calculates business performance taking into account not only whether the company had a profit, but whether that profit was good enough relative to the assets it took to generate it. Engage Media's Theory of Change.

TechSoup Tools for Desktop Publishing and Presentations

Tech Soup Blog

That's why TechSoup offers product donations that can help you with desktop publishing, presentations, sketches, graphs, charts, and more! I can't image what we'd do without the charts and graphs it produces, which can be used in other Office applications.

Zoetica Salon February Theme: Practical and Tactical Social Media for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you are wondering about the chart, it came a cool free tool called “ Export.ly “ It will analyze your Twitter audience, Facebook page, and even your email box by grabbing the data and dumping it into a spreadsheet. My LinkedIn Network Map – a set on Flickr.