Visualizing Grantmaking Data: Essential Charts, Best Practices, & Practical Software Tools

PSFG kicked off the new year with a webinar on data visualization on January 6. Data visualization specialist Ann K. Emery discussed best practices, critical thinking skills, and design principles for creating data visualizations that serve as a decision support tool for grantmaking. Participants learned about selecting appropriate chart types, direct labeling, emphasizing key findings with color, and telling your story through titles, subtitles, and annotations. Drawing on her own experiences in working with grantees and grant makers, Emery also discussed strategies for sharing visualizations through slidedocs, handouts, videos, dashboards, social media channels, and other communications modes.

For a recording of the webinar, PSFG members can contact Rachel LaForgia.