Data Visualization and Reporting

DVR TIG Week: Insights-to-Action: An Intentional Process by Kendra Thompson-Dyck and Deven Wisner

Hello there! We’re Kendra Thompson-Dyck, Ph.D. and Deven Wisner, M.S. of Assessment and Research at the University of Arizona. We want to share an insights to action approach we used to share information and get feedback/buy-in from constituent groups. We think this could work for many projects, regardless of topic. Recently, we set out to …

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DVR TIG Week: Three First Steps to Data Visualization by Kristin Giordano and Carise Mitch

We are Kristin Giordano and Carise Mitch of Equal Measure, where we partner with foundations, nonprofits, and government organizations to apply new ways of thinking and learning to advance social change. In 2020, Equal Measure launched an internal Data Visualization Learning Circle, combining discussion and reflection with the invaluable Ann Emery’s Depict Data Studio online …

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DVR TIG Week: Taking the first step: creating a data visualization culture in our organization by Manon Billaud, Meredith Pinto, Emily Moore, Anika Hannan, and Whitney Rémy

Hi there! It’s Manon, Meredith, Emily, Anika and Whitney, and we are a group of Public Health Analysts, Evaluators, and Epidemiologists at RTI International – an independent, nonprofit research institute. We are passionate about creating engaging evaluation products, so we banded together as champions of data viz to improve how our organization shares project findings. …

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DVR TIG Week: A web-based interactive dashboard to improve access to and use of data in decision making by John Manda

Greetings fellow evaluators. I am excited to share my experiences and lessons learned in our effort to improve access to and use of data in decision making through the development and use of a web-based interactive dashboard.  My name is John Manda, and I am the Learning and Dissemination Advisor on the United States Agency …

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DVR TIG Week: Using a Geographical Map Chart in Evaluation by David Fetterman

Hi. I am David Fetterman, President of Fetterman & Associates, an international evaluation consultation firm. I am a past-president of the American Evaluation Association and a co-chair of the Collaborative, Participatory, and Empowerment Evaluation TIG. In addition, I have 25 years of experience at Stanford University as an administrator and faculty member. I am also the …

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DVR TIG Week: Digestive Aids for Large Numbers by Amelia Kohm

Hello! I’m Amelia Kohm of Data Viz for Nonprofits (DVN). DVN helps organizations to quickly grasp their data, improve their work, and show their impact and offers up weekly 60-Second Data Tips to those in the nonprofit world. Today, I’m here to talk about BANs (Big A** Numbers) and aids for digesting them. BANs are …

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DVR TIG Week: Weaving Together Narrative Through Journey Mapping by Marsha Williamson, Manon Matchett, and Mindelyn Anderson

Greetings, I am Marsha Williamson, patient navigation member of Black Women Thriving East of the River (BWTEoR), a five-year breast cancer survivor, and I am a native to Washington, DC and have resided East of the River in Ward 7 for over 20 years. Hello, I am Manon Matchett, Co-Lead, BWTEoR and a 25-year plus …

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Happy Pi(e) Day! Let’s Revamp a Page of Pie Charts by Ann K. Emery

Hello, readers! Liz DiLuzio here, Lead Curator of AEA365. We didn’t have the heart to leave Pi Day unacknowledged, so here’s a special second release of the day. It comes from our own Ann K. Emery, here to talk to us about pie charts and their alternatives. It’s March 14th, which means… Happy Pi(e) Day! …

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BH TIG Week: Making Quality Improvement Accessible and Useful: The Key Role of Data Visualizations by Eryn Collins

Hello! I am Eryn Collins, Research Associate, from Choices Coordinated Care Solutions (https://www.choicesccs.org), a national non-profit organization that uses evidence-informed methods to support individuals in community settings who have significant behavioral, emotional, or substance use challenges. In our organization, we create Performance Quality Improvement (PQI) plans that are team-driven, individualized, and measurable. Our methods for …

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Where Evaluation Meets Visualization: Help the Data Visualization Society Understand How Evaluators Work by Jill Brown

Hello, so nice to virtually meet you! My name is Jill Brown (she/her) and I am a research and evaluation scientist with a passion for using data analysis and clear communication to inspire change. As evaluators, we both know how important it is to report clear and actionable findings. We want our stakeholders to use …

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