Data Visualization: Turning Data into Compelling Pictures

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Are you telling your foundation's story in a way that demands attention and increases understanding? Did you know our brains process images 60,000 times faster than text? Learn how to turn your data into a compelling pictures that will engage your donors, trustees, and your community! At this workshop you will learn why visualizing data is important, review a planning structure to guide the process, get helpful tips, web resources and free tools to create data visualizations, infographic and dashboards.


Melissa Freye, communications director, Community Foundation for Muskegon County
Most recently, before joining the Foundation, Melissa served as Director of Communications and Information Resources for the Council of Michigan Foundations.  She has a wide range of experience in aspects of nonprofit communications, public relations, marketing, planning, leadership, and social media having worked extensively in the philanthropy, healthcare, and arts and culture sectors.  She is currently on the board of directors of the Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance.  Melissa has an M.A. in Organizational Communication from Western Michigan University and a B.S. in Education from Central Michigan University.

The Tri-State Community Foundation Webinar Series is made possible through an agreement between The Council of Michigan FoundationsPhilanthropy Ohio and Indiana Philanthropy Alliance.  The webinars will be designed for (but not exclusive to) community foundations.

This webinar is hosted by Council of Michigan Foundations and was originally published August 2015.


CMF Members: $35.00
Nonmembers: $50.00

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