Best Practices for Data Visualization

Event Details

Data visualization is a hot topic, but how can you put it to its best use? What are some the creative and effective ways organizations use data visualizations, both internally and externally? Join us to talk about effective ways to use visualized data for fundraising, storytelling, awareness building and more. We’ll cover effective ways of sharing the fruits of your labor with your community and/or sector. You'll walk away with a variety of options for putting your data to work and some of the results organizations, including some Canadian examples, have realized in using data visualization.


In this webinar, participants will:

  • See examples of how other nonprofits have used their visualizations
  • Learn about targeting data for use in specific campaigns
  • Discuss effective ways of distributing your visualization

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About the Presenter:



Jake Garcia

Jake Garcia is a GIS web developer at the Foundation Center. As a geographer and programmer, Jake has worked on GIS projects for NASA, the U.S. Army, the City of New York, and Al Gore’s Climate Project. At the Foundation Center, he builds mapping applications, data visualizations, semantic analysis scripts, and application programming interfaces (APIs). In April 2011, he was the lead developer on a project that won the Large Organization award in the World Bank's "Apps for Development" contest. He received an MA in Geography from Hunter College and a BA in Political Science from Brown University.

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