Visualizing Evaluation Data for Grantmakers
Are you collecting or analyzing grantmaking data? Want to visualize the data through charts, graphs, and dashboards, but not sure where to start? In this webinar, we will discuss best practices, critical thinking skills, and design principles for creating data visualizations that serve as a decision support tool for grantmaking. You will learn about selecting appropriate chart types, direct labeling, emphasizing key findings with color, and telling your story through titles, subtitles, and annotations. Next, we will discuss strategies for sharing visualizations through slidedocs, handouts, videos, dashboards, social media channels, and other communications modes. From there, we will explore specific use cases for how data visualization can support evaluation and progress assessment activities, particularly in integrating grantee and grantmaker sources of data. The presenters will share their own experiences in working with clients, as well as share recommended tools for working with and driving analysis from data.
Ann K. Emery is an independent consultant who specializes in data visualization and evaluation capacity building. She is the Co-Chair of the American Evaluation Association’s (AEA) Data Visualization and Reporting Topical Interest Group, Secretary for the Washington Evaluators, Advisory Board Member for AEA’s Potent Presentations Initiative, member of the Nonprofit Technology Network’s Research Committee, and a past conference planner for the Eastern Evaluation Research Society. She has taught workshops about data visualization, data analysis, and dashboards for dozens of nonprofits, foundations, and professional societies, and co-authored the Data Visualization Checklist with Stephanie Evergreen. Her work has been featured on Beth Kanter’s blog, Visualising Data, Markets for Good, and the National Center for Family Philanthropy, among others. Connect with Ann through her blog (www.annkemery.com) and through Twitter (@annkemery).
Alf Gracombe is the founding Partner of GivingData, a company providing grants management and analytics software and services to the philanthropic sector. Since 1996, Alf has been designing Web and back office technology solutions for foundations and nonprofit organizations. Until 2006 he was Vice President of Research and Development at Interactive Applications Group (iapps), a leading Web design and development company serving the nonprofit sector. He started GivingData in order to provide a deeper level of IT expertise, software products, and professional services to support and advance the operational and programmatic effectiveness of grantmaking organizations. For the past 5 years, GivingData’s focus has been on the product development of Web-based data management, reporting and visualization, and decision-support platforms and tools. Alf has written for the Markets for Good and the Grants Managers Network blogs, as well as presented at philanthropy sector conferences such as the Technology Affinity Group (TAG) and the Grants Managers Network. He currently sits on the Steering Committee for the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers (NNCG). You can learn more about Alf’s work at www.GivingData.com or on Twitter at @agracombe.
The National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers
The National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers (www.nncg.org) is a champion for quality in the field of philanthropy consulting. NNCG was established in 2006 as a direct response to the needs of grantmakers who increasingly turn to consultants to support and increase the impact of their work.
NNCG’s mission is to increase the quality, effectiveness and capacity of grantmakers by mobilizing and strengthening the work of knowledgeable, ethical and experienced consultants.
NNCG’s network includes a distinguished membership of philanthropy consultants representing an array of areas of expertise related to grantmakers and their philanthropic missions. Collectively, NNCG members serve all types and sizes of grantmakers, grantmaker networks and philanthropic families. As a result, the work of NNCG members has positive impact in hundreds of communities.