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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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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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.

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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VisionLink Is In The News: Real-Time Winter Storm Map

VisionLink

Due to the potentially historic damage of this storm, VisionLink successfully created a unique geo-tagged map to chart--in real-time--the damage reports from those in the storm''s path.

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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.

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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.

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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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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 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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Putting Your Twitter Followers on the Map, Literally

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

TweepsMap is an interesting Twitter app that will put your followers on a map of the world, literally. Despite a few glitches, you use this tool to see if your audience is local or global. What did you discover by putting your Twitter followers on the map?

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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

Tech Soup Blog

Oftentimes with other applications, data needs to be prepped before it can be converted into visual form (such as a graph or chart), whether that means adding a column, combining data sets, inserting a new formula, or the like.

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.

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

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Women Who Tech: Tools and Apps to Energize your Base

Amy Sample Ward

Community Mapping. Community Mapping helps you identify not just the various segments of your audience, but also create a clear picture of which tools/platforms are associated with those groups and which messages are best to target where.

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Great reads from around the web on February 11th

Amy Sample Ward

Oxfam in Haiti – Google Maps – This is a great example of how you can use a tool like Google Maps to tell a story and provide easy access to information – great job Oxfam! "Oxfam This map shows some of the sites where Oxfam is providing water and sanitation, as well as employment through the cash-for-work program. How do you transform it into charts, graphs, and maps that will help your audience understand the data and move them to take action?

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Poor suffer digital deficit in disasters - Red Cross

AFP Blog

Poor suffer digital deficit in disasters - Red Cross : In its annual World Disasters Report, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) charts the revolutionary impact of technology on humanitarian aid, but also explores the barriers to its adoption.

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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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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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.

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How to Visually Show Your Impact to Funders with Silk

Tech Soup Blog

It provides a reasonably easy way for non-technical people to enter data into an online template or upload a spreadsheet to create interactive maps, tables, pie charts, and line graphs. Note that to imbed your interactive map or chart, your website must support iFrames.

How to Visually Show Your Impact to Funders with Silk

Tech Soup Blog

It provides a reasonably easy way for non-technical people to enter data into an online template or upload a spreadsheet to create interactive maps, tables, pie charts, and line graphs. Note that to imbed your interactive map or chart, your website must support iFrames.

Annoucing the Consumers Guide to Data Visualization Tools

Idealware

How do you transform your data into charts, graphs, and maps that will help your audience understand the data and move them to take action? This report will help you understand the considerations, and walks through the software that can help - including Excel, Google Docs, DeltaGraph, SmartDraw, ManyEyes, Swivel, Google Maps, Microsoft MapPoint, and more.

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Year End Resource Roundup

Connection Cafe

Or maybe you’re just finishing that first brainstorm meeting to map out your December plans? ” You’ll end up with some pretty well formatted charts and graphs to showcase your findings, too! Perhaps you’re almost done with your end of year fundraising prep.

Beth's Blog: TouchGraph

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You enter a URL, it crunches a bit, and returns a node map with lines to sites that are ???similar??? My chart was fairly accurate, although a few missing sites

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Workplace Giving Data Problems Just Got Worse

3rd Sector Labs

The second blog, Why Mid-sized Businesses Need CSR , gives us a map of the problem. Without it, your organization is lost … like a ship at sea with neither a map or stars to guide it. With data, you can chart a clear course to success – and the future can be very bright.

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.

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.

Messages, Stories, and Conversations: Creating a Strategy for your organization and your supporters

Amy Sample Ward

On a flip chart or whiteboard (or if you are working through this by yourself, just use a piece of paper or a spread sheet on your computer) draw 4 vertical lines, creating 5 columns. You may want to turn the flip chart sideways or use separate sheets for each column. #1:

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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