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Public Webinar Hosted by GrantStation: Data Visualization Crash Course

February 26, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

| $89
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Visualizing data through charts, graphs, and diagrams helps you deliver bite-sized information that viewers will understand at a glance and retain for the long run. During my webinars, we focus on researcher-specific considerations: designing with stakeholders’ information needs front and center, using readily available software like Microsoft Excel, and thinking through dozens of chart types—dot plots, small multiples, heat maps, and more—that can be applied to the social sciences. My goal is to equip you with critical thinking skills and technical know-how create visualizations faster and easier than you ever thought was possible.

Webinar Agenda

  • Introduction to Data Visualization: First, I’ll give you an introduction to the field’s history and the key players.
  • Essential Charts: Next, we’ll review the pros and cons of a dozen different chart layouts, like slope charts, tree maps, and dot plots.
  • Design Principles: Then, we’ll review a handful of software-agnostic design principles about titles, subtitles, borders, grid lines, labels, and color so your charts are well-formatted and easy to understand.
  • Sharing Visualizations: We’ll talk about dashboards, infographics, handouts, slidedocs, and other communications modes.
  • Before/After Remake: I’ll share a couple before/after remakes so you can understand how these skills can come together and completely transform your graphs.
  • Tools: We’ll talk about Excel, Tableau, R, and other software tools you might consider using.
  • Getting Started: Finally, we’ll discuss the importance of sketching drafts on paper and I’ll recommend books, blogs, and other resources.

Kudos for the Data Visualization Crash Course

“Ann did a wonderful job. A great mix of high-level overview and details to keep my interest and provide relevant and useful information.”

“Just wanted to share with you a few sample graphics (not real data) that I developed using some of the principles I learned from you. I have found them so helpful and honestly look at graphs in a completely different way now.”

“Ann, I have to say, I’ve participated in a lot of webinars, and you did yours impeccably well, in terms of how you explained concepts, paced things, and the examples you included. Well done.”

“My new eval specialist here took your AEA webinar. She’s convinced she’s going to drastically improve all my lame charts now.”

“Ann was amazing! This was one of the best webinars I’ve attended.”

“I will never write a proposal even in the same way. Now back to writing my proposal with some visuals!”

“I have to say this was an AMAZING webinar. The webinar gave me tips to implement immediately and inspiration to how to change things over time (especially as I become more proficient in creating new charts).”

Target Audience

This particular webinar will be geared towards nonprofit staff and directors. Participants should have an interest in presenting data more effectively through charts, graphs, tables, and diagrams. No computer programming experience or graphic design skills needed.

Hosted by GrantStation, Open to All

GrantStation.com, Inc. (GrantStation) offers nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies the opportunity to identify potential funding sources for their programs or projects as well as resources to mentor these organizations through the grantseeking process. GrantStation provides access to a searchable database of private grantmakers that accept inquiries and proposals from a variety of organizations; federal deadlines; links to state funding agencies; and a growing database of international grantmakers. In addition, GrantStation publishes two newsletters highlighting upcoming funding opportunities, the weekly GrantStation Insider, which focuses on opportunities for U.S. nonprofit organizations, and the monthly GrantStation International Insider, which focuses on international funding opportunities.


Register through GrantStation at https://www.grantstation.com/Programs/WebinarOrder/Webinars.aspx?id=374.


February 26, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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