- PDFs present challenges like the inability to select text, formatting limitations, and the inability to export charts and tables.
- To make PDFs more usable, provide download links to data, incorporate data portals, and create HTML/CSS tables that link back to original data.
- Look to peers in the field to see examples of best practices and models for releasing data in a shareable way.
If you were unable to attend the second installment of our Open Data for the Social Sector series, The PDF Is the Enemy (But It Doesn’t Have to Be), hosted by The Communications Network in partnership with Foundation Center and Sunlight Foundation, a replay of the webinar is forthcoming. Please check back on December 12, 2014.
In the meantime, you can view the slides from the presentation below.
- Engage a topic by connecting it to people’s aspirations and telling stories that create empathy and respect.
- To get movement on a message, map who drives the dialogue, train grassroots messengers, arm political champions, and watchdog the media.
- Maintaining momentum after a victory is critical. Keep an eye on the opposition’s messaging to say a step ahead, and ensure that your base stays motivated.