6 Great Interactive Data Visualization Tools (Part 2)

August 17, 2012
Welcome back for the second part of my series on interactive data visualization (dataviz) tools. In part one, we covered three cool tools for visualizing charts and graphs and many other data types on a webpage. In part two, we take a look at three more tools that are a bit more complex but have some incredible data visualization capabilities.

Online Surveys – Tips and Tools

August 16, 2012
Online surveys are a great way to gather information from and gain insight on your members. So if you’re preparing for summer planning sessions and want member feedback on priorities, programs or issues, an online survey might be the answer.

A Simple 6 Step Plan for Creating a Facebook Page that Works

August 16, 2012
We already know that Facebook is crushing it and that schools have an incredible opportunity to use the platform to deepen relationships with families, students and alumni. Here are some of the key findings/takeaways from my recent presentation on how schools and other nonprofits can leverage Facebook.

6 Great Interactive Data Visualization Tools (Part 1)

August 15, 2012
Websites are loaded with eye candy these days — from slick user interfaces to interactive maps to cool photo slideshows — all achieved without Flash, just HTML, CSS and Javascript. And these technologies are free, open and can be utilized in essentially every current web-browsing device. In this 2-part series, I'm going to focus on the rapidly changing world of interactive tools for data visualization, or dataviz. These tools are especially useful for nonprofits and financial organizations whose brands rely on sharing metrics to deliver impact and value. Recently, many exciting HTML/CSS/Javascript-based data visualization tools have emerged. Some focus their attention on traditional charting and graphing, but others delve into the world of geocharting, heatmaps, timelines, and more.

Video for Your Cause: Giddy over Viddy

August 14, 2012

Nothing tells the real, impactful human stories of actual constituents like video. In the years that I spent as an advocacy program director, collecting user-generated video from our supporters – advocate stories, testimonials, and messages to legislators - was always high on the priority list.

Enter Viddy, the latest mobile-based, social video collection/sharing app. Viddy has created a platform that streamlines and simplifies video production, collection, and display.