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20+ Tools and Resources to Create Infographics for Free

20+ Tools and Resources to Create Infographics for Free | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Inforgraphic is “graphical representation of information and data”. Infographics are often generally used to represent concisely data and statistics, or relationships or differences between two or more issues. When reading an article, it is always desirable to find the information visually since our brain is always going to digest and remembered it more easily. Moreover,(...)
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Resources for both data visualization and infographics, with examples from the non-profit sector
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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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"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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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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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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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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