This session will focus on the best practices for communicating with your data, whether you are using basic Excel charts or the latest and greatest technology.
In particular, we’ll discuss:
-How to find what your data is saying
-The best ways for your data to clearly tell a story
-Tips for selecting the best format for data visualization from dashboards to infographics
-Free and cheap tools for creating great looking graphics
Participants will leave this session with a better understanding of how to use their data to communicate with peers, Board members, donors, and the public.
Speaker: Heather Yandow
Organization: Third Space Studio
Speaker Bio: Heather Yandow brings more than a decade of experience as an outreach coordinator, coalition leader, project manager, and fundraiser to Third Space Studio and our clients.
Her most recent nonprofit position was as the Director of Development and Communications with the NC Conservation Network, a statewide network of over 100 environmental, community and environmental justice organizations focused on protecting North Carolina’s environment and public health. Heather’s nonprofit experience also includes being a volunteer and Board member. Heather co-founded the beehive collective, a giving circle in Raleigh. She has also served on the Board of Directors Democracy NC and ncyt: NC’s Network of Young Nonprofit Professionals. As a student at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, Heather volunteered with several student activist groups including co-chairing the Student Environmental Action Coalition. Heather also holds a certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University.
Heather earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics from the UNC in May 2001. In her free time, Heather enjoys riding bikes, hanging out with her dog, and enjoying the great music and food in the Triangle.
Session Tags: data, visualization, beginner, dashboard, infographic
infogr.am – https://infogr.am/
piktochart – http://piktochart.com/
canva – https://www.canva.com/
easel.ly – http://www.easel.ly/
tableau – http://www.tableau.com/
@ChrisTuttle: “If interested in #DataViz via Google Sheets I mentioned at #15NCT4G, here’s a blog post: 5 Ways to Use Google Sheets: tuttle.co/gdocs”
Leandra Ganko says
Thanks for posting these Heather!
Jesse Baskir says
A resource I have used for do’s and don’ts on presenting data is Dona Wong’s book The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics. This is a very straightforward discussion with short descriptions and lots of examples. Although it tends to focus most on presenting financial data, the ideas transfer to other data graphics.