LIVE Workshop: Great Graphs—Tell Your Nonprofit's Story With Engaging Data Visualization

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Are your takeaway findings getting lost? Bad graphs can slow down the viewer's comprehension, increase cognitive load, and fail to inform decision-making processes.

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Dusty shelf reports aren't inevitable. With intentional editing, you can design visualizations that inform and inspire.

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Data visualization isn't supposed to feel daunting. In this 90-minute live webinar, Ann K. Emery will walk you through a step-by-step design process so you can apply critical thinking skills to your own projects. You’ll learn how to:

  • customize your visualization for your audience;
  • choose the right chart for your message;
  • go beyond the bar chart;
  • declutter your visuals so that the viewer's attention is focused on the data;
  • reinforce your branding with custom color palettes and typography;
  • increase accessibility by ensuring that your visuals are legible for people with color vision deficiencies; and,
  • explain your takeaway findings with explicit titles and annotations.

Who said data has to be boring?

The webinar includes:

  • 90 minutes of live instruction in a small group setting;
  • a link to stream the recording so you can re-watch your favorite techniques;
  • examples specific to your grantmaker/grantee setting;
  • a PDF’d copy of the slides; and,
  • a ten-page handout to guide your future data visualization work.

No fancy software needed. This is a best practices course, not a software how-to course. You won't see lessons about "First, click this button" and "Then, click this button." That being said, you've got to use some software program. All the training examples have been made with everyday software you already own, like Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and other low-cost tools. You don't have to be a computer programmer or a graphic designer to be a great communicator.

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You will receive two GrantStation emails:

1. A copy of your paid invoice
2. A confirmation email for the webinar with the login credentials

If you do not receive the confirmation email within 48 hours of registering, please email or call 1-877-784-7268.

All webinars are recorded.  You will receive the recording and accompanying resource materials within 72 hours of the event.


Ann K. Emery

Ann K. Emery is a sought-after speaker who is determined to get your data
 out of spreadsheets and into stakeholders’ hands. Each year, she leads more 
than 50 workshops, webinars, and keynotes for thousands of people around
 the globe. Her design consultancy also overhauls graphs, publications, and
 slideshows with the goal of making technical information easier to
 understand for non-technical audiences. Prior to launching her own company,
 Ann measured the effectiveness of public policy projects at Innovation
 Network, managed an internal evaluation system at the Latin American Youth 
Center, evaluated educational programs at ICF International, and
 contributed to research-to-policy projects at the University of Virginia.

She earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a
 Master’s degree from George Mason University.
Ann K. Emery