I partner with community coalitions and nonprofit organizations to design and evaluate effective change strategies to create thriving and equitable communities.
But resistance to evaluation is real, right? As you know, there are lots of reasons for resistance. In this post I want to share one way that I have found to get nonprofits and coalitions excited about their evaluation, data, and telling their story.
begin with the end in mind.
I help my clients imagine how using their data will engage their community, help them be more strategic, and share their story in creative ways.
Whether the nonprofit’s story is their annual report or an article in their newsletter, tell a story.
Success stories are a great way to speak to non-technical audiences and can and should be used throughout the life of a program.
Data Briefs are written for a more technical audience
highlight one, maybe two, great data viz to really make the point.
The most effective infographics use minimal words and engaging visuals. Get your nonprofit involved in designing the infographics.
a data dashboard walks the viewer through specific data points and allows the reader to draw their own conclusions about the data story.
Glasp is a social web highlighter that people can highlight and organize quotes and thoughts from the web, and access other like-minded people’s learning.