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Anyone who has struggled to create charts, graphs or maps to depict quantitative data knows it can take a combination of art and science to do it simply and successfully. But thanks to easy-to-use software packages, creating data graphics is easier now than it ever was, and it doesn’t take fancy tools or highly specialized skills. You don’t even need a big budget. Free and low-cost software tools can help create graphic representations of your data both on the Web and offline.
This 30-page guide from Idealware examines different ways you can turn your data into helpful and accessible charts, graphs, and maps and other graphic formats, and then compares eight low-cost tools that can help you create them.
Foundation communications goes far beyond an annual report or the occasional press release about grantees. And it’s no longer the exclusive domain of big foundations, communications staff, or consultants. Integrating communications is critical to advancing programmatic goals.
Looking for some tips on how to help your grantees be more effective communicators? Spitfire Communications has summarized lessons it has learned doing this work over the years and published them in a guide, Creating a Foursquare Communications Platform: Easy Steps to Build the Communications Capacity of Your Grantees.
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