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Data Maturity: Where Does Your Nonprofit Stand?

Data Maturity: Where Does Your Nonprofit Stand? | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

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"We are all feeling the pressure to quantify our work.... In the right situation measurements are incredibly powerful tools"

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Bhopkins's curator insight, September 30, 10:05 AM

"The final step in data management is to move beyond fulfilling specific information requests and to look for new insights using your data. This is known as data mining. With data mining you approach your data with general curiosity and poorly formed questions (“I wonder were my clients are located,” or “what kind of donors give us the most money”) and use specific tools and techniques to look for trends that will help you work more effectively."

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Putting Data to Use for a Successful Nonprofit Event

The planning and promotion of an event is your first opportunity to begin gathering valuable information about your invited guests. It’s your first point of contact with the attendees and, as we all know, a lot can be gained from a first impression.

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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 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 9, 1:05 AM

"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, 2:13 PM

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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Magnificent Mobile Website & App Analytics: Reports, Metrics, How-to!

Magnificent Mobile Website & App Analytics: Reports, Metrics, How-to! | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

Learn the six step process that covers data capture, reporting, analysis for your mobile initiatives, and understand how to monetize cross-device behavior. 

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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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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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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, 5:06 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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