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Resources for both data visualization and infographics, with examples from the non-profit sector
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States in Motion: Tracking Education Over Time

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An example of great use of multiple data sources--

"'States in Motion' explores 16 different datasets, including NAEP test scores, teacher salaries and student enrollments in all 50 states and the District of Columbia."

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Tutorial: Data Visualisation for Print

Tutorial: Data Visualisation for Print | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Let’s say you want to produce a Bubble Chart, Dendrogram or Treemap out of some data you have.
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The Hidden Meanings of Maps: Design and Colors - Geoawesomeness

The Hidden Meanings of Maps: Design and Colors - Geoawesomeness | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Along with projection choice and scale options, design and colors have a huge impact on how well, and to who, the map will carry the appropriate message.
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NerdWords E-Book of Tech Tools and Tips

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Beth Z always has the best resources. Check out this e-book for her latest compilation.

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Where are the poor and where will they be?

Where are the poor and where will they be? | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

This page allows you to explore three scenarios for future poverty levels both globally and by region up to 2030.

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The Top 20 Interactive Visualizations of 2013

The Top 20 Interactive Visualizations of 2013 | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Interactive websites are a great way to communicate visually. With modern browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, they now provide a nearly limitless
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Congresspeople and Poverty: What are they talking about?

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An interesting series of infographics on what congresspeople are saying about poverty, by party.

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Washington, DC: Our Changing City

Washington, DC: Our Changing City | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Washington, DC residents don't need census data to tell them what's obvious in their neighborhoods: the city is changing dramatically. But numbers can give us context.
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The Urban Institute always impresses.

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New MIT Media Lab Tool Lets Anyone Visualize Unwieldy Government Data

New MIT Media Lab Tool Lets Anyone Visualize Unwieldy Government Data | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

DataViva a project developed in part by Media Lab professor Csar Hidalgo aims to make a wide swath of government economic data usable with a series of visualization apps."

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Washington Post: Zip Code Rankings by Income and Education

Washington Post: Zip Code Rankings by Income and Education | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
A world apart: One-third of Zip codes in the D.C. area are considered ‘Super Zips’ for wealth and education
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A fascinating look at income disparity.

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Animated Data | Creative data visualisation - a structured approach

A structured approach to getting creative with data visualisation
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I like the novice-friendly descriptions of data structures provided in this article.

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Who are today's leading data visualization companies?

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A pretty invaluable list if you're looking to hire externally... (for firms, as opposed to individuals)

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MapBox: Straightforward Beautiful Map-Making

MapBox: Straightforward Beautiful Map-Making | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
The independent cartographer's future business options are looking a little shaky at present. There's only one platform most of us use for visualizing addresses
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This author makes a case for MapBox (vs Google).

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Datavisualization.ch's Selected #DataViz Tools

Datavisualization.ch's Selected #DataViz Tools | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

A collection of tools recommended by the people behind Datavisualization.ch

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RWJF Commission to Build a Healthier America: Charts and Graphics

RWJF Commission to Build a Healthier America: Charts and Graphics | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Explore charts and graphics that set the stage for the Commission's recommendations.
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Volunteerism in America | Tableau Public

Volunteerism in America | Tableau Public | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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Visualize small change in large number

Visualize small change in large number | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Dynamic Excel chart to visualize small change in large values
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This blog post taught me how to insert photos into graphs (as in the example).

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10 simple tips for designing better dashboards

10 simple tips for designing better dashboards | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Sometimes, it's the little things that make a big difference. Here are 10 simple tips for designing better, more effective business dashboards.
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If Correlation Isn't Causation, What Is It? | DataHero Official Blog

If Correlation Isn't Causation, What Is It? | DataHero Official Blog | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Correlation is a part of data analysis that can be incredibly useful in determining relationships but can also be misused. Here are some basic tips on using correlation and finding relationships in your data.
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A nice refresher!

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Visualising Data: In praise of slopegraphs

Visualising Data: In praise of slopegraphs | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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The best part of the blogpost is that he links to the Excel file made to create it so you can replicate it yourself.

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Groups Use Mapping To Show Service Impact, Donation Transparency | The NonProfit Times

Groups Use Mapping To Show Service Impact, Donation Transparency | The NonProfit Times | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest (PPGNW) wanted to show condom usage. Its solution was...
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Social Network Analysis via Excel Import

Social Network Analysis via Excel Import | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

"Social Network Analysis (SNA) is a dataviz approach for data collection, analysis, and reporting. "

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The tutorial uses a Twitter hashtag, but you can also explore via username, Youtube info, etc

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See The 25 Most Beautiful Data Visualizations Of 2013

See The 25 Most Beautiful Data Visualizations Of 2013 | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
The Kantar Information Is Beautiful Awards recognize the year's high points in data viz.
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Chart Tutorials | FusionCharts

Chart Tutorials | FusionCharts | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

Read up on the best practices, tips & tricks..."

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This site acts as a helpful resource in understanding how and when to use certain types of charts. Great for beginners!

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