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Four Things I Wish Every Chart Did

Four Things I Wish Every Chart Did | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

Analytics tools are great for the collecting data that’s easy to measure, and visualising it in beautiful charts.

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Resources for both data visualization and infographics, with examples from the non-profit sector
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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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Tools for Gantt Charts

Tools for Gantt Charts | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

 Tools for Gantt Charts via idealware #nptech

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Challenges in Communicating Data

"Finding the right audience, the right amount of data, and the right tools."

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An interactive wizard with examples of the best ways to communicate data to various types of users (or people who think themselves non-users)!

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Data Visualizations Designed to Mislead

Data Visualizations Designed to Mislead | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Data Visualizations Designed to Mislead: Learn how to spot the common tricks used to manipulate data and how to avoid the pitfalls for your visualizations.
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Be smart when looking at visualizations-- is the data portrayed appropriately?

 

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An Easy Guide to Cool Color Combos

An Easy Guide to Cool Color Combos | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

"Whether it’s neon, neutral, pastel or monochrome, color conveys the tone of your design and helps visually illustrate a story by evoking mood and feel"

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653 free typography resources

653 free typography resources | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

"In this mega-post, we bring together all the best freebies for typography - all 653 of them! And we'll be constantly updating the post, so keep it bookmarked and next time you need a freebie, you'll know where to come..."

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A Typography resource list!

 

I particularly found useful the sub-lists "90 top-quality typography tutorials" and "The secrets of great web typography."

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Convert Images To Data URI

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Why, you ask?

"One of the easiest ways to speed up your page loading times is to reduce the amount of HTTP requests that your website makes."

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How to Make Dumbbell Dot Plots in Excel

How to Make Dumbbell Dot Plots in Excel | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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What tech skills should mission-driven nonprofits require all of their employees to master?

What tech skills should mission-driven nonprofits all of their employees to master? I’m not talking about what we should expect the “digital” people to know
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I spy the basics of #dataviz on here!

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Visualizing data with Infographic Widgets

Visualizing data with Infographic Widgets | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

Infographic widgets help you to visualize data in engaging content.

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Remember: Maps Need Context

Remember: Maps Need Context | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

"To more completely understand data encoded to maps, context is important. Where are the city centers? What are the patterns of population or income or other metrics that may be important?"

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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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Chart Tutorials with Plotly

Chart Tutorials with Plotly | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Learn how to make online, interactive graphs with plotly.
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Creating Choropleth Maps with Google Fusion Tables

Creating Choropleth Maps with Google Fusion Tables | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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Strategic & Tactical Dashboards: Best Practices, Examples

Strategic & Tactical Dashboards: Best Practices, Examples | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Digital dashboards are often glorified data pukes and missing three critical ingredients that power intelligent business actions. Learn, rethink, win big!
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Top #Dataviz Tip: Lead with the Story

Top #Dataviz Tip: Lead with the Story | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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Serif vs Sans: The Final Battle

Serif vs Sans: The Final Battle | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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Which font style to use when? An interesting read!

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90 dataviz Tumblr blogs to follow

90 dataviz Tumblr blogs to follow | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
The ultimate list of Tumblr blogs about data visualization, cartography and data journalism
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The 10 Best Charts for Mobile Screens

The 10 Best Charts for Mobile Screens | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

You’re probably already aware that people understand numbers much more easily when displayed in visual form. But what happens when these visuals are reduced to the size of a screen that’s often smaller than the palm of your hand?


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Mary Jo Gehrking's comment, July 9, 1:19 PM

Thanks, Amanda. Difficulty in viewing graphics is one of the reasons I've been slow to utilize mobile site apps on my smart-phone (vs my laptop or tablet) - so it's good to know the industry is taking optimization of content into consideration.
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36 Excellent Data Visualization Tools

36 Excellent Data Visualization Tools | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

Data is always useful but it is not easy to comprehend it when it is not presented understandably. This is where data visualization comes in.

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Sort the data on an Excel chart

When a new chart is created, the order of the data is the same as on the worksheet. In many cases it would be helpful to see the data in ascending or descending order. In this article we would like to show you how you could avoid sorting the original data, and create a dynamic, sortable chart using named formulas
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