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Resources for both data visualization and infographics, with examples from the non-profit sector
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Animated Choropleths in R

Animated Choropleths in R | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

Ari Lamstein has updated his choroplethr package with a new capability for creating animated data maps. I can't embed the animated version here, but click the image below to see an animation of US counties by average household income, from the richest to the poorest by percentile."

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Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index Visualized in Tableau

Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index Visualized in Tableau | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Are you happy where you live? Have you thought about moving to another state? Gallup-Healthways recently released their latest Well-Being Index report, outlining well-being across every state in Ameri
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I offer this Tableau example as one that is interactive enough to be interesting, but not overly hard to recreate.

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Just because you have numbers doesn't mean you need a graph

Just because you have numbers doesn't mean you need a graph | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

"When we think of showing data, typically our brains go first to tables and graphs. But let's not forget about simple text. When you have just a number or two, showing the numbers themselves can be much more powerful than burying them in a table or graph: beyond potentially misleading by doing so, putting just a couple numbers into a table or graph causes them to lose some of their "umph"."

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A nice reminder from Cole (Storytelling with Data)

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Infographic: Why Colours Matter in Social Media

Infographic: Why Colours Matter in Social Media | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
The importance of the visual web has been covered numerous and it seems that business are really taking into consideration the impact it may have on brand
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Tableau 8.1 Keyboard and Mouse Shortcuts

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Shortcuts for working with Tableau 8.1

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The Global Youth Wellbeing Index -- The State of World's Youth

An example of dataviz from the nonprofit sector

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How to make your tables less terrible

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I support this in general, although some of the tips won't work for certain applications in terms of formatting (i.e. Tableau)

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So, You Want to Be a Data Viz Whiz?

So, You Want to Be a Data Viz Whiz? | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Just like in data science and big data, the need for experts with skills in data visualization and data journalism is rapidly increasing. The great news is that there are plenty of free resources available to you online, if you would like to invest time developing your skills.
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I appreciate this blog post for its brief insight into transitioning between data-related careers.

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The Vizioneer Blog: Tableau Tricks

The Vizioneer Blog: Tableau Tricks | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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Love this! In April 2014, he's publishing one trick a day. I've already learned how to make a calendar in Tableau, and it's only April 2!

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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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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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Extending your options with Tableau Dual Axes

Extending your options with Tableau Dual Axes | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

"Often people think of Dual Axes in Tableau as a way of showing different measures on the same chart, but they can be just as effective, if not more so, in adding an an extra level of information or detail to a chart in a more interesting, or clearer way."

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10 steps to creating the perfect infographic

10 steps to creating the perfect infographic | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
While the term 'infographic' is a relatively new one, the concept of displaying information in a graphical format has been around for a long, long time.
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5 Trends in Nonprofit Infographic Design

5 Trends in Nonprofit Infographic Design | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
As the fiscal year comes to a close and nonprofits are currently crafting next year's budget, adding a line item for infographic design would be a very wise investment. From print fundraising appea...
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Telling a Story With Your Data

Telling a Story With Your Data | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Data can give your story a visual, a discussion on the conflict, a new business line. Use it to illustrate and show your stakeholders how to overcome obstacles.
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The lessons in this blog post are not new to us, but are nice reminders.

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7 Beautiful jQuery Plugins for Manipulating World Maps

7 Beautiful jQuery Plugins for Manipulating World Maps | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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The 2014 M+R Benchmarks Study Infographic on Nonprofit Marketing

The 2014 M+R Benchmarks Study Infographic on Nonprofit Marketing | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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Data Visualisation: 7 Ways To Do It For Free |

Data Visualisation: 7 Ways To Do It For Free | | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
No matter what happens, there will always be a demand for data visualisation tools. Data on its own can be pretty boring and brightening it up with images and other visual tools, it can make normally inaccessible information much easier to digest...
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Advanced Excel Skills - What are they & How to become Advanced Excel user?

Now a days, many jobs require advanced Excel skills. Naturally, you are interested to know what are these Advanced Excel Skills? Based on my experience of
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Excellent website for Excel techniques and tutorials.

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60+ R resources to improve your data skills | #datascience #dataviz

60+ R resources to improve your data skills | #datascience #dataviz | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

“ From books to videos to online tutorials -- most free! -- here are plenty of ideas to burnish your R knowledge.”


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VizCandy: 10 Steps to Color in Tableau

VizCandy: 10 Steps to Color in Tableau | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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10 #DataViz Best Practices

10 #DataViz Best Practices | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
IT organizations must come up with better ways to depict and make sense of big data by using data visualization. Here are 10 data visualization best practices.
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Why use R? Five reasons.

Why use R? Five reasons. | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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An interesting blog post. As someone who does not use R, but often thinks about starting, it's educational.

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The Data Diva's Chocolate Box

The Data Diva's Chocolate Box | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Making Report Wrappers and Stickers for Chocolates At The Smarter One we love data and we love chocolate, so what could be better than creating bite-sized chocolate reports? Of course, these would ...
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Creative marketing idea. Data and chocolate, two of my favorite things.

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Tackling PDFs with Tabula

Tackling PDFs with Tabula | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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Gotta love quick tools that make hard jobs easier.

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