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Hate Your Data? There’s A Toolkit For That!

We’ve all been there. Frustrated with maintaining 15 different spreadsheets, 30-word documents, and 19 Survey Monkey Surveys, a nonprofit leader says, “Enough! Let’s just get a database.” Yes! Finally! A centralized place for all the program’s data will help the team serve clients better and make reporting to funders a breeze. Joy and excitement fade to sadness as the team struggles to fathom how to go about getting a new database, much less implementing one. And the stakes couldn’t be higher: n...Read More

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Infographics 101

About a year ago, I was talking with a coworker about how to present some (relatively boring) information for an internal meeting. We were working with a lot of numbers and trying to find a way to make it more engaging. She said, “How about an infographic?” and I’m pretty sure I looked at her with a blank stare. I asked her to explain what an infographic was and I remember her response: “I don’t know, but I think they’re fun.” Since then, as I’m su...Read More