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Resources for both data visualization and infographics, with examples from the non-profit sector
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What Your Nonprofit Can Do to Engage Millennials

What Your Nonprofit Can Do to Engage Millennials | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Want to learn how you can engage with Millennials? Check out four key ways in which you can get Gen Yers to join and embrace your cause.
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This blog post gives a great justification for a focus on data visualization within organizations--  we Millennials-- the up-and-coming donors, leaders, and volunteers-- want to SEE our impact. Visualize it or let us experience it.

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Social Impact Bonds Infographic : The Rockefeller Foundation

Social Impact Bonds Infographic : The Rockefeller Foundation | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

"This innovative financial structure is one way public, nonprofit, and private sectors can adapt to the new economic climate and collaborate to provide sustainable solutions with a measurable impact on society."

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The Final Countdown: Prospects for Ending Extreme Poverty by 2030 (Interactive)

The Final Countdown: Prospects for Ending Extreme Poverty by 2030 (Interactive) | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Over one billion people around the world live in extreme poverty, surviving on less than $1.25 a day. A new Brookings study examines the prospects for ending poverty by 2030 and the factors that will determine progress toward this goal.
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Big Data Could Create an Era of Big Discrimination

Big Data Could Create an Era of Big Discrimination | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Personal data harvested by marketers is growing so vast and far reaching that it is threatening to unleash a new wave of digital discrimination, one that ordinary people won't even be able to see happening, Microsoft principal researcher Kate Crawford...
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It's not about data visualization (so I'm cheating), but this  article presents an interesting argument about the ethical cost of big data as related to de facto discrimination; I'd add that it is particulaly relevant to the human serving sector.

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Interactive News Graphics Collection

A collection of interactive news graphics produced by the Guardian and the New York Times
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To spark your creativity...

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DataHaven Community Index

DataHaven Community Index | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
@QUChronicle would you consider covering http://t.co/Wyry6kq9Z3? Lots of new info about CT's quality of life, particularly towns like Hamden
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Love the way that this community has engaged with data to illustrate its challenges to achieving the health of children and families.

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5 Data Viz Lessons using NYT article on Medicaid expansion

5 Data Viz Lessons using NYT article on Medicaid expansion | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
The New York Times has an insightful article on the decision by states with Republican Governors to refuse the expansion of Medicaid, the medical insurance program for the poor. The Federal
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Data visualization tips from Avinash

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Why We Hate Infographics (And Why You Should)

Why We Hate Infographics (And Why You Should) | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Infographic of infographics
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The authors should rename this to "Why We Hate BAD Infographics." They end up contradicting some of their own points.

 

I think the infographic-- when done well-- is an effective medium (depending on your audience).

 

In any case, this article is at least worth a read.

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Flavors.me. The easiest and most stylish way to create a unified web presence.

Flavors.me allows anyone to make a branded web presence using personal content from around the Internet.
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Free website hosting and easy-to-use design

 

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The Top 3 Things You Need to Know About the New Poverty and Income Data

The Top 3 Things You Need to Know About the New Poverty and Income Data | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
New Census data underscore that it is time to reset the fiscal debate.
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How working with open data can help your charity do incredible things

How working with open data can help your charity do incredible things | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
It's a new concept for many voluntary bodies – but better use of statistics can improve research, intelligence and planning, says Tim Smedley
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"The report concludes that better use of data... could see just about any charity improve its research, intelligence and planning capacity."

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Which Industries Are Poised To Tackle Big Data? [Chart] — It's All About Revenue: The Revenue Marketing Blog

Which Industries Are Poised To Tackle Big Data? [Chart] — It's All About Revenue: The Revenue Marketing Blog | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Big Data, Big Deal? Big Data is, well, a big buzzword right now. Solution providers are working furiously to solve the challenge of big data.
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The nonprofit industry lags in data usage, which is related to a lack of marketing engagement.

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Easy Dot Plots in Excel | Evergreen Data

Easy Dot Plots in Excel | Evergreen Data | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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Stephanie Evergreen gives step-by-step instructions on dot plots; the final product demonstrates why, when it comes to graphs, simple is better.

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Data Journalist in a Day

Data in itself is not a force for good. The mere availability of data, far from fostering democracy, can deepen pre-existing power inequalities.
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This blog post by Neil Ashton describes two applications that I plan on trying -- OpenRefine and QueryTree-- as well as two I already love-- Google Fusion mapping and StatWing.

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Good Ol' Excel Is The Ultimate Data Visualization Tool (In Most Cases)

Good Ol' Excel Is The Ultimate Data Visualization Tool (In Most Cases) | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Excel is the Ultimate Data Visualization Tool
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Essential Excel tips

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Raw Lets You Create Data Visualizations From Spreadsheets in a Snap

Raw Lets You Create Data Visualizations From Spreadsheets in a Snap | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
If you've always fancied trying your hand at data visualization but never really known where to start, Raw might just be the answer: a free tool designed to create vector-based visualizations from data that's sat in a humble old spreadsheet.
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Something to try out, definitely. Gotta love free applications! This one

acts as an intermediary between Excel and Illustrator, among others.

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Cost of Living: United States [Visualization

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Interesting use of Tableau to show cost of living (health, groceries, utilities, etc) in U.S. cities.  I think different usage of the map would have made for a more effective visualization, but the red (over index)-blue (under) dichotomy was helpful.

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Tableau adds integration with R

Tableau, the popular interactive data visualization tool, is coming out with a new 8.1 update, and it will include integration with the R language. Access to R is a feature that has been requested ...

Via AnalyticsInnovations
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An important update for those who are heavy in the #dataviz field!

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Infographic: What is a 'food desert'?

Infographic: What is a 'food desert'? | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Why do neighbourhoods in many US cities lack grocery stores or fresh foods?
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7 Ways To Make A Google Map Using Google Spreadsheet Data

7 Ways To Make A Google Map Using Google Spreadsheet Data | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

Via Jack Loring
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8 pro tips for creating interactive infographics | Infographic | Creative Bloq

8 pro tips for creating interactive infographics | Infographic | Creative Bloq | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
The future of data visualization lies in interactivity. Luke Clum explains how to create a truly stunning interactive infographic.
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Occam's Razor by Avinash Kaushik - Digital Marketing and Analytics Blog

Occam's Razor by Avinash Kaushik - Digital Marketing and Analytics  Blog | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Avinash Kaushik is the author of Web Analytics 2.0 and Web Analytics: An Hour a Day. He is also the Co-Founder of Market Motive and the Digital Marketing Evangelist for Google.
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Avinash is with Google, but the insights and tips offered on his blog are invaluable and certainly relatable for nonprofit researchers with an intermediate skill level.

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2013 eBenchmarks Are Here! And a Handy Infographic

2013 eBenchmarks Are Here! And a Handy Infographic | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

Via steve heye
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