Social Media Marketing White Paper: Key Findings and Nonprofit Lessons

NTEN

I came across a great white paper about the use of social media by marketers. Another part of the survey asked about specific social media tools/sites folks were using: Twitter seemed to top all charts, when it comes to most used, most time invested, and most questions regarding how to use it. (I You can download the whole report for free. Kudos to Michael A. Stelzner , the author, for putting this together and making it available.

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. Below we share tips from our white papers, Visual Analysis Best Practices and Which Chart or Graph Is Right for You , to explain when to use a line chart or bar chart. Use Line Charts and Area Charts to Track Trends over Time.

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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. Learn what a map can do for you with these tips from Tableau's Visual Analysis Best Practices and Which Chart or Graph Is Right for You? white papers.

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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. 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. When to use pie charts: Showing proportions.

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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? white papers show what a scatter plot can do for you. As we can see from the chart (specifically when we add a trend line), there is a clear negative correlation between sales price and quantity.

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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? Now think about making a chart comparing donation amounts for the past three years. Congratulations, that chart is a basic data visualization! Some charts or graphs are better at answering particular types of questions. But what about bar charts?

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Recruiting Geeks for Human Rights!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Design and implement data visualizations, including everything from simple static charts and maps to custom interactive visualizations on the web. Familiarity with python, R, and JavaScript libraries for charting, mapping, and vis is helpful. Write technical descriptions of HRP methods and projects at many levels of detail for academic publications, white papers, grant applications, grant reports, and internal documentation.

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

Forum One

It's locked in white papers, policy briefs, and fact sheets. Using video explanations of even simple charts and graphs can help site visitors quickly get the big picture - and arms them with an understanding of the data that lets explore and discover more confidently on their. Data is the new black. These days everyone is releasing it, visualizing it, aggregating it, and mashing it up. And for good reason.

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

NTEN

It's locked in white papers, policy briefs, and fact sheets. Using video explanations of even simple charts and graphs can help site visitors quickly get the big picture - and arms them with an understanding of the data that lets explore and discover more confidently on their. By Kurt Voelker, CTO, Forum One Data is the new black. These days everyone is releasing it, visualizing it, aggregating it, and mashing it up. And for good reason.

Data and Story Telling: 6 Ways to Use Data to Move Your Mission

Forum One

It's locked in white papers, policy briefs, and fact sheets. Using video explanations of even simple charts and graphs can help site visitors quickly get the big picture - and arms them with an understanding of the data that lets explore and discover more confidently on their. Data is the new black. These days everyone is releasing it, visualizing it, aggregating it, and mashing it up. And for good reason.

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Guest Post: Next Generation of Donors Meet the Next Generation of Nonprofit Leadership at NTEN

NTEN

Chart 1 below shows that the next generation of donors, Gen X and Boomers are truly multi-channel. Chart 1. As you can see in chart one, the channels for giving are broad for the next generations of donor (note that even Matures report giving through many channels, but at 77%, "check by mail" is dominate for Matures). As you can see in chart 2, that's a lot of channels that people use and are important, so start breaking down those walls today. Chart 2 .

Book Review: When Millennials Take Over and the Fluid Workplace

Beth Kanter

The trends are: The decline of hierarchical management or the flattening of the organizational chart. In other words, leadership development and career advancement is no longer about an organizational chart or direct reports. Recently, the Foundation Center blog published an infographic about Millennial disengagement at work and best practices for leadership development based on research and white paper from Virtuali about Engaging Millennials in Leadership Development.

Gobs and Gobs of Data: Strategies for Visualizing and Sharing Policy Content

NTEN

They use data visualization and sharing tools like Swivel , Widgenie , Many Eyes , Google Maps , Google Motion Charts , APIs and more to make their data more available and more compelling. Your white papers and position statements are likely chock full of data-tables and simple graphs that support their theses. It's important that these remain a part of the overall report, but the graphs and charts themselves should be discoverable on your site on their own, as well.

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Lesson 1: Removing Yourself from the Fundraising Equation

Connection Cafe

This year instead of writing a white paper about the survey results, I thought I’d share them through a variety of blog posts. As a former fundraiser, I’m intrigued by the responses (see chart to the right). Hopefully you’re caught up on my path to fundraising enlightenment and the Four Noble Truth’s of Fundraising. It’s time to put the ideas into practice. Perception is reality, right? Meaning my reality is based on my perception of life, of the world, of fundraising.

Hail to the Chairman, Joel Burton responds… and so do I | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

There are case studies; white papers by consulting/anaylsis firms, etc., Optaros, for instance, recently released a intelligent, interesting white paper that compared the relative strengths and featuresets of open source CMSs; that’s likely to help you understand which one is right for *you*, not which one is “best&# –a purely silly notion, that one is right for everybody. Consult the consultant white papers and the consultants themselves.

The NMC Symposium for the Future: Prepping for Virtual Keynote about Nonprofits in 2020

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Symposium has several brief white papers about future techologies and education to jump start the discussion: It's Easy To Fall in Love with Technology by Danah Boyd. The initiative is called FutureLab, an Online Challenge for the Nonprofit Community to Chart a Vibrant 2020.