Big Nonprofit Ideas for the Other 95
Formatting your reports and research in PDF may bore your audiences to where they refuse to read your stuff. Our panel from the Nonprofit Technology Conference helps you assess what’s best for your nonprofit’s content, including interactive formats. They’re Genie Gratto at GWRITES; Meghan Hess from Campaign Legal Center; and Nathan Gasser with Report Kitchen.Map Your Data
Salim Sawaya shares ways to visualize your outcomes data on maps, which can revolutionize how you think about and deliver services. He has free and low-cost mapping tools. He’s from Esri.
Tony begins this show by interviewing three people from a panel at the Nonprofit Technology Conference. He talks to Meghan Hessfrom about when PDFs do and don’t work and that it’s about the content that is being delivered to the people you’re trying to reach. Meghan continues with other way to get your research out there, consume data and tailor your research to the audience that will be reading it. Tony talks to Nathan Gasser about knowing the purpose of your research and how you measure impact.
Tony talks to Genie Gratto about the power of storytelling and combination of story and data. Meghan Hessform tells Tony about how you can still use the PDF as a way to hold your research but can also have an interactive piece to supplement it. Tony and Nathan discuss the importance of workflows and a tool called infogram. Meghan tells Tony about how to take the most important facts out of a report, and create a picture of the audience member you’re targeting.
Salim Sawaya get introduced as we switch gears to mapping your data. Tony brings up the point of revolutionizing your data, and Salim talks about GIS (geographic information systems). Salim tells of how to organize your customers and clients to find donors or volunteers more easily. Salim moves on with knowing how to seize your opportunities in order to be the most accessible to the people you’re trying to serve. Salim tells Tony about geocoding, or putting data on a map.
Tony and Salim come back to geocoding, and the analytical process of GIS. Salim says we can use this in a number of ways from understanding the economic profile of neighborhoods, or where you donors and volunteers are through location information come from. Nonprofits can figure out where you put resources so that they’re available to people or where your services are and where they’re needed.