Friday Link Round Up–Data Visualization

by Michele Martin on March 2, 2018

Being able to put data into easy-to-understand charts and graphs is an increasingly important skill for nonprofits. It allows you to more effectively report to various audiences on needs and outcomes and can help you “make your case” to funders and supporters. This week, we share some resources and tools for improving your data visualization skills.

Data Visualization 101: How to Choose the Right Charts and Graphs for Your Work–To create charts that clarify and provide the right canvas for analysis, you should first understand the reasons why you might need a chart and what type of chart will serve your purposes.

How to Design Charts and Graphs-This guide will walk you through the most common charts and visualizations, help you choose the right presentation for your data, and give you practical design tips and tricks to make sure you avoid rookie mistakes.

Five Tips for Nonprofit Data Visualization–When data is handled properly and displayed effectively, it can help change minds — and change the world.

Nonprofit Infographic Examples–Some ideas from other nonprofits to get your juices flowing on the possibilities.

Nonprofit Storytelling with Data–The importance of using data to tell stories along with links to some free online data visualization tools.

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