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storytelling with data: student makeovers

storytelling with data: student makeovers | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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Great "before" and "afters" from Cole!

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Resources for both data visualization and infographics, with examples from the non-profit sector
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The Easiest Way to Make Bullet Charts in Excel

The Easiest Way to Make Bullet Charts in Excel | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
@evalu8r, shares excel tips for making bullet charts that might make your life a little easier. http://t.co/ZMHr60Ahh7
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Fighting poverty with data visualization

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Blog post on how the United Way uses data

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The Folly of Blaming Excel

The Folly of Blaming Excel | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

 

“The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.”

—B. F. Skinner

 

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Bhopkins's curator insight, September 8, 10:05 PM

"Intelligent systems and applications contain safeguards, audit trails, and feedback mechanisms. Relying upon manual data entry and copying and pasting, as JPMorgan employees did, only maximizes the chance of user error. Either get people to look at key spreadsheets or build something with greater controls."

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Adult Obesity in the United States: The State of Obesity

The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America // a project of the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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A nonprofit example!

 

I appreciate that this data is visualized in a couple of different ways. Very smart!

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Infographic: Nonprofit Twitter Cheat

Infographic: Nonprofit Twitter Cheat | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Is your nonprofit’s Twitter account lacking? Are you having a hard time gaining followers, getting clicks, retweets, or mentions? It’s tough out there.
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Khloe Zolgharnain's curator insight, September 17, 11:13 AM

Organize your tweets in a way that would appeal to your followers. Take these tips to gain awareness, followers, clicks, mentions and retweets.

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Your Next Hire: The Storyteller-Technologist Hybrid

There's a definitive merger occurring between CMO and CIO in the digital industry. No longer are marketing departments strained to find metrics of accountability, nor need they attempt to prove marketing value through guestimations, of sorts. Instead, marketing departments are buying into platforms that visualize customer data, on-site behaviors and [...]
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"They will have the power to turn data into touching human tales that captivate your audience without frightening them." -- Sounds exactly like what nonprofits need.

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Intro to Coding

The primary goals of the tutorial are to provide an introduction to computer programming within the context of visual media in a way that encourages future exploration and creates enthusiasm for coding.

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4 Network Visualisation Tools

4 Network Visualisation Tools | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Network visualisation has become an important tool in the armoury of the data wrangler.
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From Data Table to Small Multiples in Under 5 Minutes

From Data Table to Small Multiples in Under 5 Minutes | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

When social scientists like me have lots of data, we tend to put it in tables. There's nothing wrong with tables...

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The YouTube Of Data Visualization Is Here

The YouTube Of Data Visualization Is Here | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
A new site called Dadaviz aims to make quality visualizations just as social and discoverable on the web as video or music.
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HHS Announces New Behavioral Health Data Visualization Challenge

HHS Announces New Behavioral Health Data Visualization Challenge | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
HHS has announced plans to launch a new three-month behavioral health data visualization challenge to foster better use of publicly available government health data. A total of $15,000 in prizes will be awarded to winners.
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So you want to make a map?

So you want to make a map? | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

"Maps generally consist of geographic data (we’ll call this geodata for short) and a system for visually representing that data."

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Data

What We Talk About When We Talk About Data | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
The world of nonprofit data is full of buzzwords and jargon that gets tossed around a lot, often indiscriminately. Some of those words have specific definitions that are subtly—and sometimes completely—different from how they’re being used, while others are vague to the extent that they become
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Absurdly Illustrated Tutorials: Data Visualization, Data Journalism, Immersive Storytelling

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Illustrated tutorials of mapping in TileMill, creating a data-driven timeline, and more.

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Visual Data Discovery: 4 Storytelling Approaches Compared

Visual Data Discovery: 4 Storytelling Approaches Compared | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

Qlik, SAP, SAS, and Tableau Software deliver the latest table stakes in visual discovery: storyboard capabilities. Here's how they stack up. (Could the death-by-PowerPoint meetings become more effective work sessions?)

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7 Tips for Creating an Awesome Nonprofit Website

7 Tips for Creating an Awesome Nonprofit Website | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Want to make your nonprofit organization's website more awesome? Here are 7 tips to help you craft a website that will leave a lasting impression on your supporters.
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When installing interactive features, remember to highlight your data-- what would make the greatest impression?

 

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Data Marketing 101: How Startups Can Put Their Data to Work

Data Marketing 101: How Startups Can Put Their Data to Work | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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5 Data Visualization Tools Focused on Design

5 Data Visualization Tools Focused on Design | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

. Recently, several web-based data visualization tools have come out (thanks to D3.js) that lower that barrier to entry so that designers don’t need as many technical skills to be able to build their own beautiful data visualizations. Here are five of those tools, what they do, and how you should use them.

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Adding a Benchmark Line to a Graph

Adding a Benchmark Line to a Graph | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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How to Use Big Data for Big Change

How to Use Big Data for Big Change | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Here are a few ways your organization can utilize big data to increase effectiveness and efficiency
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Lucia Vilar's curator insight, August 22, 2:06 AM

"Organizations everywhere are exemplifying not just the power of big data, but also its versatility. Now, the social sector is getting in on the action."

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Creating Charts for Presentations

Creating Charts for Presentations | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

"The data visualization you used for analyzing your data isn’t the same chart you should put in your presentation."

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Presenting data effectively

Presenting data effectively | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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This blog post contains a few great quick takeaways.

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How to Present Data When You’re Presenting: Storyboarding Your Data Visualizations in Videos, Webinars, Presentations, and More

How to Present Data When You’re Presenting: Storyboarding Your Data Visualizations in Videos, Webinars, Presentations, and More | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

"I use storyboarding all the time: to start in-person presentations or webinars with a bang, to carefully explain complicated diagrams and visualizations, and to slowly uncover new bits of information and guide my audience to the chart’s “aha!” moment."

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Visualizing for the Color Blind

Visualizing for the Color Blind | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

 Color blindness is a color vision deficiency which affects roughly 8% of the North American male population and 0.5% of the female population. So when designing data visualizations and dashboards, it’s important to keep this group of people in mind to make sure they are seeing the same results as everyone else. 

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Five Principles for Effective Data Visualizations

Five Principles for Effective Data Visualizations | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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