Presenting data effectively leads to people actually reading our data and reports. When we can engage people with intentional reporting, our audience will be more engaged and able to take informed action.
Together, we will review Evergreen Data’s 4-Step Visualization Process by examining before and after data transformations. Grounded in visual processing theory, the principles discussed will enhance attendees’ ability to communicate more effectively with peers, colleagues, and clients through a focus on the proper use of color, arrangement, graphics, and text. You will walk away knowing the anatomy of a good visualization and will have more tools to better design your PowerPoint presentations, reports, fact sheets, dashboards, and event promotions.
Specifically, this session will focus on how to communicate your impact to your boards of directors and how to communicate your impact to your stakeholders and the community at-large in more effective ways. This session will also feature an interactive data demonstration. We are inviting the first four registrants to submit a data set for the exercise, so please register as soon as possible for this opportunity. You will walk away with a valuable tool to use in your work!
Finally, you will receive several tools and resources to help you go back to the office and implement the practices you learn. We think this tools will also be great to share with your nonprofit partners and grantees!
Who should attend?
Please join us – we think this session has something for everyone!
Jennifer R. Lyons is a data designer and speaker. Jenny brings creative energy to making data intriguing and impactful while helping clients transform the way they communicate their story.
Her work focuses on bringing research-based transformations to a range of deliverables including charts, slides, reports, infographics, and dashboards. Grounded in data visualization best practice, she teaches methods of reducing clutter and ways to best emphasize the most important points. She is committed to revolutionizing the landscape of data reporting by working with nonprofits, government agencies, and companies using a capacity building training approach. She works to capture the audience’s attention with impactful visuals so people can be empowered to make meaningful data-driven decisions. At Evergreen Data, Jenny works with clients like the Westat, Adobe, and The World Bank.
Prior to working as an associate with Evergreen Data, Jenny was trained in program evaluation at the University of Michigan Curtis Center Program Evaluation Group. She worked on a team that provided evaluation services to a broad range of community-based clientele, focusing on improving program capacity, service delivery, effectiveness, and sustainability. She holds an MSW from the University of Michigan School of Social Work.