Data Visualization for Nonprofits (Webinar)

Thursday, May 24, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm CDT
This event is open to: 

Operating Nonprofit members of Forefront and the general public.

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Almost every nonprofit has two “secret” weapons, so secret that even those on staff might not be fully aware of them. The first is the data that they have packed away in databases and spreadsheets, often collecting virtual dust on their servers. The second is the visual superpowers of their staff members, board members, funders, and clients. By visualizing data in charts, graphs, and maps, you can capitalize on these secret weapons to more effectively evaluate, plan, and fundraise. You will leave this introductory workshop with a clear understanding of:

  • How to deploy data visualization in your work,
  • How to turn a good visualization into a great one, and
  • How to do it quickly, effectively, and economically.


Faculty Bio

Amelia Kohm, Ph.D., is the founder of Data Viz for Nonprofits and has more than 20 years of experience studying, funding, and evaluating human services. She earned a certificate in data visualization from the University of Washington and has applied her data visualization skills in her ongoing work at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, a child policy research center.

Her research has concentrated on community schools, after-school programs, bullying, antisocial behavior, residential education, and inter-organizational issues which resulted in a book entitled, Strategic Restructuring for Nonprofit Organizations: Mergers, Integrations, and Alliances.

Prior to Chapin Hall, she worked as a program officer at the Sears Roebuck Foundation and at the Illinois Humanities Council. She earned her B.A. from Haverford College, and holds an M.A. from the School of Social Services Administration at the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from the University of Bath.