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Resources for both data visualization and infographics, with examples from the non-profit sector
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Here, Google Just Fixed Local Democracy for You – Next City

Here, Google Just Fixed Local Democracy for You – Next City | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
What Google’s enhanced Civic Information API means for the future of citizen tech.
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Glad government districts will be easier to access with Google, now. Hoping this means they will be easier to map as well!

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6 Ways to Tell Your Story With Interactive Maps | MSDS Brand Strategy & Design

6 Ways to Tell Your Story With Interactive Maps | MSDS Brand Strategy & Design | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
There's an incredible range of options out there for visualizing data on maps. We're taking at look at examples of different kinds of maps along with the tools and resources used to create them.
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Mary Jo Gehrking's comment, November 20, 2013 1:30 PM
Great information. The Alliance's member organization map is helpful, but it might also be nice to offer a map that highlights specific service offerings, such as foster care & adoption, addiction services, and domestic violence shelters. This could make our site much more useful to the general public.
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qunb – data can tell an incredible story

Qunb provides a data visualization service to build stories from your analytics within seconds.
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The ease of use in plugging in one's Google Analytics credentials and letting it self-populate is wonderful. I love the graphics, as well. (Co-workers were also impressed!) My desire is for customization, however.

 

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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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Tableau Tip: How to Build a Combination Area Fill & Symbol Map

Building combination map type in Tableau Version 7 is easy. In the following video I demonstrate how you can build a map using the Superstore Sales file that...
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This came in very handy for me this morning!

 

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Building News Apps on a Shoestring -

Building News Apps on a Shoestring - | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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The staff of MinnPost details the programs they use for their data journalism. I like the behind-the-scenes info and attention to cost. I do think that most of their solutions are beyond the current capabilities of many nonprofits, but perhaps not in the long term.

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Design Your Data Viz Like a Product Designer | Tableau Public

Design Your Data Viz Like a Product Designer | Tableau Public | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

"People are bombarded all day long with emails, tweets, Facebook posts, etc. Why should they spend the time to look at your data visualization? Just like a product, your viz should be designed with a specific goal and context in mind, and should capture the consumer’s attention immediately and provide a value to them."

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Geocoding in Google Docs: GeoJSON boundaries with Koordinates

Geocoding in Google Docs: GeoJSON boundaries with Koordinates | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
In our geocoding recipe, you learned how to use Google Sheets formulas to automatically convert place names into coordinates in your spreadsheet data.
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Advanced Excel Tutorial: Think Like a Programmer and Use Nested IF Statements

Advanced Excel Tutorial: Think Like a Programmer and Use Nested IF Statements | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
If you follow this advanced excel tutorial on IF statements, you can start to see how simple Excel functions can solve complex problems when you use them wisely.
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Jewel Loree's Tableau blog

Tableau Vizzes, Tips, and Musings
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I feel like I'm behind in finding this, but I have to share anyway. This is a really interesting blog from a Tableau user-- I can't wait to try making a .gif in Tableau using her hints!

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The 30 data viz blogs you can't miss - in one place

The 30 data viz blogs you can't miss - in one place | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

An updated list of recommended websites and blogs.


Via Visualoop, Guilhes Damian, Jesse Soininen
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Google Maps Engine Pro Offers Data Visualization for Business

"By importing data like addresses, names, office locations and sales leads from various file formats onto a map, businesses can edit, analyze and share their information in a simple format."

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Poverty by County in California, 1989-2011

Poverty by County in California, 1989-2011 | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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This was my first dashboard shared via Tableau Public.

It features two maps: child poverty by county and adult poverty by county, using U.S. Census data.

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4 companies to watch as data visualization heads to the cloud

4 companies to watch as data visualization heads to the cloud | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Cloud-based data visualization tools are hot right now. Here are the companies to keep an eye on.
Amanda Dahlquist's insight:

Cost, of course, is the concern for nonprofits who are not devoted to the idea of-- or  the needed capacity building for-- dataviz yet.

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Does Your Company Actually Need Data Visualization?

Does Your Company Actually Need Data Visualization? | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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According to this author, data visualization is most suited to those organizations selling ideas, rather than products.

Certainly more effective use of it by nonprofits would demonstrate the impact had on constituents in complex areas ("ideas") like poverty or education.

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Plug-in for Chrome enables "Visual Quilts"

Plug-in for Chrome enables "Visual Quilts" | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

Master statistician weaves Google images into visual quilts

Amanda Dahlquist's insight:

How applicable it may be depends on your needs, but I'd say it's worth the free download.

 

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24 beautifully-designed web dashboards that data geeks will love

24 beautifully-designed web dashboards that data geeks will love | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
We live in a world of big (and little) data, and many people have to make sense of numbers as part of their job. The trouble is that there can be a lot of friction involved when mining the data.
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To spark creativity...

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The World in 1812 and 2013

The World in 1812 and 2013 | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
A storytelling template that enables users to view and compare two layers of a web map using a vertical bar or a spyglass.
Amanda Dahlquist's insight:

This is SO cool--

"Compare the modern world, as depicted on this National Geographic map, with the world as it was perceived two centuries earlier."

 

It would be amazing to have these type of maps used to show nonprofit sector impact.

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10 Nonprofits That Are Totally Nailing Pinterest Marketing

10 Nonprofits That Are Totally Nailing Pinterest Marketing | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Discover how 10 nonprofits are utilizing Pinterest in some very interesting ways.

Via Julia Campbell
Amanda Dahlquist's insight:

This isn't data visualization in the way that #dataviz whizzes think of it, but this blog post was incredibly throught-provoking to me regarding ways to disseminate content -- qualitative data, if you will.

 

Most notable to me were the ASPCA highlighting its sponsors and the Life Foundation sharing life insurance stats. Incredibly replicable for nonprofits!

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expanding brands while accomplishing main objectives of the give back corporate culture #MDG2015
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New Google app lets you experiment with web fonts | Typography | Creative Bloq

New Google app lets you experiment with web fonts | Typography | Creative Bloq | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Google and Monotype unveil free version of Typecast app for use with Google Fonts.
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Tableau How To: Viz of DC Crime, Transit and Imagery | Urban Mapping Blog

Amanda Dahlquist's insight:

The possibilities associated with this technology make me totally geek out. The largest downside, though, is the expense.

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Find out how healthy your community is

Find out how healthy your community is | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

"Here you can find information about your county's health and how the health in your area stacks up against other counties in your state. You'll even see some of the main areas your county needs to work on to improve the health of the community."

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MicroStrategy tackles Tableau with free data visualization - Washington Business Journal

MicroStrategy tackles Tableau with free data visualization - Washington Business Journal | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
MicroStrategy Inc. launched an assault on rival Tableau Software Inc. Tuesday with the release of a free desktop-based data visualization product, an unusual move for the normally cloud-centric business intelligence company.
Amanda Dahlquist's insight:

I do like "free," although I think the costs arise with technical assistance. It will be interesting to see how this product compares with Tableau given its lesser cost.

 

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