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Infographics: Should Your Nonprofit Hire A Designer or Do It Yourself!

In 2013,  social media will continue the trend of “going visual.”    More and more nonprofits are adding data visualization to compelling story telling to create amazing infographics as part their marketing tool kits.  For a quick primer on infographics, see “Five Infographics To Master Infographics in Five Minutes.”

If you have decided that your nonprofit going to go visual in 2013, figure out your goal.    … Read More

VolunteerMatch: How Real-Time Data Visualization and Learning Improves Impact


Last week, I had the pleasure of doing a Brown Bag Lunch Book Talk for Measuring the Networked Nonprofit hosted by VolunteerMatch at their offices. After the session, I sat down with VolunteerMatch’s President Greg Baldwin to learn more about how they use data, measurement, and learning to measure and improve impact.… Read More

Does Your Nonprofit Need Some Data Therapy?

Earlier this week, I participated in a  meeting hosted by the Knight Foundation that brought together a small group of  amazing thinkers in Silicon Valley — nonprofits, for-profits, activists, bloggers, and others interested in technology for civic engagement that builds connections between residents and our governments.    … Read More

Using Cartoons To Make Sense of Your Data

Note From Beth: If you’ve picked up a copy of the newly released “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit:  Using Data to Change the World” than you no doubt noticed the cartoons, created by Rob Cottingham,  that begin each chapter.  

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5 Infographics About Infographics To Master Basics in Five Minutes

Source: Hot Button Studio

In my forthcoming book, “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit,” co-authored with KD Paine,  my favorite chapter was about the sense-making process of measurement – called “Measurement and the Aha! Moment—Using your data to tell stories, make decisions, and change the world.”    There’s where I discovered a new passion – data visualization techniques for sense-making.    … Read More