Communicating Data is About Handling Egos and Emotions
Learn how to communicate your data in a way that brings people into the conversation about the story you are telling. This article will help you learn how to answer tough questions and disruptive participants.
Five First Steps to Data Visualization
Before even beginning to format a graph, the question we need to ask first is not “how do we visualize data,” but “how do we find the story in the data?” The five steps outlined in this article will save you time and effort before you dive straight into design.
The Power of Asset Framing
The first step toward creating equitable outcomes for everyone is recognizing people as assets to their community. Learn more about this method of thinking, commonly known as “asset-framing,” by listening to Trabian Shorters share this approach in five one-minute videos.
Measuring Success How Robin Hood Estimates the Impact of Grants
Robin Hood fights poverty in New York City. The goal is to make grant decisions to maximize poverty-fighting impact, much like a financial manager chooses investments to maximize profit. The metrics project described in this manuscript has been designed to create just such a scorecard, showing ratios that guide investment decisions as financial rates and giving grants to programs that yield high benefit-cost ratios. Grant-making decisions rely on the detailed expertise of program officers as well as numerical calculations. Metrics are always under revision, a virtually never-ending project.
How to Talk to Funders about ROI
This Partnerships for Strategic Impact document breaks down how to talk to funders about ROI in two ways: 1) Understanding what data can and cannot tell you, and 2) Making data-informed, value-driven funding decisions.