Bar Charts for Nonprofit Data Nerds

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With so much versatility, it's no wonder bar charts are a nonprofit data nerd's best friend.

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Bar Charts for Nonprofit Data Nerds

  1. 1. Bar Charts for Nonprofit Data Nerds by @annkemery
  2. 2. There are dozens of ways to use bar charts. #npdata @annkemery
  3. 3. 5 10 20 7 15 50Cohort A Cohort B Cohort C Mental health counseling program Substance abuse counseling program #npdata @annkemery Side by side bar charts can show the number of people served by your nonprofit…
  4. 4. #npdata @annkemery …and stacked bar charts can show their satisfaction with your services. 39% 33% 18% 10% 36% 23% 27% 14% 31% 23% 30% 16% I’d recommend this program to a friend. Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree I learned a lot in this program. This program met my expectations.
  5. 5. #npdata @annkemery 42% 71% 80% Changed behavior Improved attitudes Increased knowledge Basic bar charts can show how participants were affected by programming…
  6. 6. #npdata @annkemery 3% 7% 17% 20% 30% 19% 4% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 2% 5% 7% 12% 27% 35% 12% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Pre test scores (78 participants) Post test scores (77 participants) 0-4 # of test questions answered correctly (out of 34 total questions) 5-9 10-14 15-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 …and histograms can show the distribution of their pre and post test scores.
  7. 7. #npdata @annkemery 0 40 80 120 160 200 Program A (100 participants) Program B (94 participants Program C (89 participants) Program D (112 participants) Floating bar charts can emphasize minimum and maximum scores… Range of test questions answered correctly (out of 200 total questions)
  8. 8. Qualitative Practices 51% 63% 65% 76% 87% 87% 64% 81% 79% Small orgs Quantitative Practices 13% 24% 32% 18% 28% 38% 43% 50% 49% Compiling Statistics Feedback Forms Internal Tracking Forms Case Studies Focus Groups Interviews Medium orgs Large orgs Small orgs Medium orgs Large orgs #npdata @annkemery …and small multiples bar charts can show tons of patterns at once. Percentage of nonprofits using each evaluation practice:
  9. 9. With so much versatility, #npdata @annkemery it’s no wonder that bar charts are a nonprofit data nerd’s best friend.
  10. 10. Tips & techniques brought to you by Ann Emery @annkemery emeryevaluation.com

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