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How to Create a Data Culture That Proves Your Nonprofit's Impact

Posted by Marcy Rye on Feb 6, 2018 10:14:00 AM


 As a nonprofit, it can be a challenge to prove that you have made a real, measurable impact. Sponsors, donors, and project collaborators will want to know that you are accomplishing your goals, especially when they are backing them.

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Topics: data design, visual storytelling, impact

How to Use Visual Storytelling to Prove Impact

Posted by Marcy Rye on Jan 30, 2018 10:42:00 AM

Today's readers have low attention spans and are highly visual learners. Digital media has made it easy for audiences to scan and absorb lots of information in a short amount of time. This trend has changed the way marketers deliver copy and communications, and should also impact how you communicate about the impact of your nonprofit.

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Topics: visual storytelling, impact

Visual Storytelling: 7 Components of Compelling Infographics

Posted by Marcy Rye on Apr 24, 2017 9:17:00 AM

There are plenty of reasons to display your content visually, as we’ve discussed in previous blog posts. Infographics are one of the best ways to take dense textual information and convert it into an easy-to-read piece of content your audiences are more likely to understand and most importantly, remember. Visual storytelling gives organizations the power to transport audiences and make words come to life.

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Topics: visual storytelling

4 Tips to Master Visual Storytelling

Posted by Elektra Rose on Apr 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Visual stories have the power to transport us and make our words come to life. They may include graphs, maps, illustrations, charts or diagrams to best tell your story in a way that will help capture your audience. The best visual stories are easily digestible, memorable and evocative. By delivering a compelling narrative, your audiences will be more inclined to continue “reading on” and interact with your brand.

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Topics: visual storytelling

Is It Time For a Website Redesign, Or Do You Just Need a Better Story?

Posted by Marcy Rye on Apr 3, 2017 12:14:23 PM

Nobody reads any more, at least, online. People are becoming more and more focused on visual information (obviously you are reading this!). Visuals draw greater attention and are 55% more likely to be remembered than text. This means, before you start thinking about the various features that might be nice on a new website or start drafting an RFP that asks for a “clean, modern design” (like so very many do), think about the story you want to tell.

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Topics: web design, visual storytelling

Animated Infographic: California Drought

Posted by Marcy Rye on Jul 21, 2016 1:30:00 PM

California, and many parts of the United States, are in an extreme drought. Some cities are handling water use well*: California's water supply is 20% greater than it was during the drought in the 70's. LADWP issued a postcard requiring residents to only water the lawn 3 days a week, and only for 8 minutes, and only mornings or evenings. However, it's clear that many of my neighbors did not get this postcard or are simply ignoring it. The fact is, despite water restrictions, some cities in the driest parts of California are already running out of water*.

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Topics: data design, visual storytelling