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How to Write Your Reports in PowerPoint Instead of Word: Nine Tips for Getting Started

How to Write Your Reports in PowerPoint Instead of Word: Nine Tips for Getting Started

Hi! My name is Nick Visscher, I’m an internal evaluator with Denver Zoo. Our data work spans the gamut from collecting guest satisfaction insights to observing preschool kids in our nature play programming. With everything our team does we aim to help our staff improve…

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Soar Beyond the Dusty Shelf Report: New Online Course

Soar Beyond the Dusty Shelf Report: New Online Course

Nothing bothers me more than watching important information decay inside of Dusty Shelf Reports. Most “professional” reports are long, dense, unused, and forgotten about. Unfortunately I’ve got plenty of personal experience with Dusty Shelf Reports…   I used to write hundred-page reports for everyday people that had…

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It’s Not You, It’s Me: When You Realize Your Reports, Not Your Readers, Are the Problem

It’s Not You, It’s Me: When You Realize Your Reports, Not Your Readers, Are the Problem

I met Audrey Loper in 2017 while teaching a data visualization workshop to her grantees. Her data visualization progress after that workshop has been phenomenal. Keep up the good work, Audrey! A few years ago, I found myself in a frustrating predicament. I was writing…

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How to Visualize Statistically Significant P-Values with Squares

How to Visualize Statistically Significant P-Values with Squares

Last year I teamed up with an organization on a custom design project. We wanted to show their leaders where one of their programs for children had been effective. Like most in-house research teams, this team had a lot of data. The researchers had spent…

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Behind the Scenes: TechnoServe’s 2016 Impact Report

Behind the Scenes: TechnoServe’s 2016 Impact Report

When TechnoServe’s Kate Scaife Diaz reached out to see if I could consult on their 2016 Impact Report, I jumped at the opportunity. This report went through dozens of drafts, some of which you may see in future posts. There are several things to love…

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