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Resources for both data visualization and infographics, with examples from the non-profit sector
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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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Making JSON as simple as a spreadsheet

Making JSON as simple as a spreadsheet | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
CSV and JSON are two of the most common kinds of files for open data you'll find on the web today. CSVs are just spreadsheets and are a common way to let people download data in bulk. Tables of data are simple, and a great many people are used to ...
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Interactive Viz Builder

Interactive Viz Builder | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
InteractiveVis Custom Builder
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Note: I haven't tried this to test it, yet.

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Income Gap, Meet the Longevity Gap

Income Gap, Meet the Longevity Gap | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Two counties, separated by fortune and 350 miles, demonstrate the widening divide in life expectancy between affluent and struggling areas of the United States.
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California Center for Jobs and the Ecomony

California Center for Jobs and the Ecomony | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
The Center for Jobs website provides new data tools that allows users to visually see what is occurring in the state with respect to employment, wages, and other economic data across the regions, by county and by State Senate and Assembly districts.
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Groundbreaking New Website Launches, Giving Public Access to Measures of Child Well-Being and Equity Throughout the United States

Groundbreaking New Website Launches, Giving Public Access to Measures of Child Well-Being and Equity Throughout the United States | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Diversitydatakids.org launches, giving public access to measures of child well-being and equity throughout the United States.
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The Sunlight Foundation's Data Visualization Style Guidelines

The Sunlight Foundation's Data Visualization Style Guidelines | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Over the past year at the Sunlight Foundation, we've worked hard to improve our data visualizations. We work with data a lot over here, so conveying insights in an accessible and accurate manner is important to us. Charts that are well designed and professional are taken more seriously because it ...
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Great resource! I especially liked their section on color gradients.

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Online tools for creating interactive timelines

Online tools for creating interactive timelines | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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I have been meaning to try this as a means of digital storytelling and content sharing.

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Visualizing Google Analytics Data With R [Tutorial] | Analytics & Optimization

Visualizing Google Analytics Data With R [Tutorial] | Analytics & Optimization | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

This article is a step-by-step guide on how to visualize Google Analytics data using the R programming language, a powerful statistical language. It provides both the the code necessary to do so and the explanations on how to make it work.

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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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How to use data visualization to better tell your story

How to use data visualization to better tell your story | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

Guest post by Ann K. Emery, an evaluator at Innovation Network.

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A primer on the basics.

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Color Considerations: Working with Dark Backgrounds

A blog post from Storytelling with Data

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6 Awesome Visualization Tools to Bring Out Your Inner Graphic Designer

6 Awesome Visualization Tools to Bring Out Your Inner Graphic Designer | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
How do you present data in a fun, engaging way? Use one of these 6 visualization tools to turn dry, boring information into something worth reading.
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Mapping a More Participatory Government

Mapping a More Participatory Government | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
From federal spending to broken streetlights, layered data helps citizens.
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Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie

Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Report showing the number of people who are locked up in different types of facilities and why.
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Interesting data, though I'm not sure about the pie chart...

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How do data scientists use statistics?

 "The Data Scientist is the storyteller of the company, communicating the meaning of the data and why it is important to the company."

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List of data journalism tools for data finding, cleaning, and visualization.

List of data journalism tools for data finding, cleaning, and visualization. | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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Not comprehensive, but rather a list of one individual's favorites.

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Guilhes Damian's curator insight, March 13, 2014 4:53 PM

List of data journalism tools for data finding, cleaning, and visualization. via @a_dahlquist http://bit.ly/1lCx0rz

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$5000 Dataviz Challenge: Design a Page of New Book

$5000 Dataviz Challenge: Design a Page of  New Book | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Create a data-visualisation for David's McCandless' new book, Knowledge is Beautiful in our $5000 dataviz challenge.
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Interestingly, this challenge is based on "cost of human life" data.

 

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One Page R: A Survival Guide to Data Science with R

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For the more advanced among us... I haven't quite gotten into R myself.

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