How to Design Reports that Actually Inform Decisions

Aug 18th, 2020 / Data Visualization
When you hear the term “Dusty Shelf Report,” what comes to mind? Even if you haven’t heard that term before, you’ve seen one. Maybe you’ve received one. Maybe you’re written one (or, dozens). It’s the document we pour our blood, sweat, and tears into… that doesn’t affect anything. No real-world changes. No improvements to policies, programs, budgeting, or staffing decisions. I was trained to write technical reports with statistical jargon that sat around and gathered dust. Now, I write reports that people actually want to read. Fewer paragraphs. More graphs. My audience can understand the information, so the data actually gets used. Our brand new full-length course, Report Redesign is open for registration until Friday, August 21st.
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Upping Your Reporting Game–with PowerPoint!

Feb 4th, 2020 / Data Visualization
Today’s guest blog post comes from Ann Webb Price who has been a program evaluator for more than 20 years. She shares how she’s creating usable reports that accurately report evaluation findings in a way that engages clients, supports program improvement, and promotes organizational learning.
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