Nonprofits and Data

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This group is for those interested in learning and sharing about all things data-related for nonprofits. The Nonprofits and Data group is for people using data to serve a mission, either directly or by improving nonprofits and the nonprofit sector. That includes everything from collecting data and managing databases to analytics, data visualization and data mining. Here are some examples of topics we discuss: using data to improve organizational effectiveness, measuring impact, using data for storytelling, tools for data management and analysis, figuring out the “right” data to collect, and learning skills to help us use data better.

Narrative patterns for data-driven storytelling

  • 1.  Narrative patterns for data-driven storytelling

    Posted Jun 25, 2019 17:55
    Haven't had a chance to dig into this yet, but came across it and wanted to share this with the group: NAPA Cards

    What resources (or examples) do you like about different ways to visualize data for different purposes?

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    Janice Chan
    Co-Organizer, NTEN Nonprofits and Data group
    Twitter: @curiositybone

    Consultant, Shift and Scaffold
    www.shiftandscaffold.com
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    Tech Accelerate


  • 2.  RE: Narrative patterns for data-driven storytelling

    Posted Jun 26, 2019 11:13
    Oh those cards look great!

    There are a few options that I like:


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    Keisha Carr (pronouns: she/her/hers)
    Business Analyst
    Bainum Family Foundation
    Bethesda, MD
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    Tech Accelerate


  • 3.  RE: Narrative patterns for data-driven storytelling

    Posted Jul 05, 2019 12:24
    Edited by Chari Smith Jul 05, 2019 12:24
    I have used Stephanie Evergreen's books for years. I do program evaluation, and the data viz information has transformed how I present both quantitative and qualitative data. I just did a blog post on how you can be an art director and leverage data visualization to communicate findings effectively. This was completely inspired by Stephanie's work.

    https://evaluationintoaction.com/2019/06/14/data-visualization-101-channel-your-inner-art-director/

    Hope this helps!

    Chari

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    Chari Smith
    Evaluation into Action
    Portland, OR
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    Tech Accelerate


  • 4.  RE: Narrative patterns for data-driven storytelling

    Posted Jul 07, 2019 10:40
    Thanks for sharing those data viz resources, Keisha and Chari!

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    Janice Chan
    Co-Organizer, NTEN Nonprofits and Data group
    Twitter: @curiositybone

    Consultant, Shift and Scaffold
    www.shiftandscaffold.com
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    Tech Accelerate