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Virtual Seminar - Right-Minded Reporting: Make it Meaningful Using Data Visualization

  • 18 Aug 2011
  • Orchestra Hall (Minneapolis), Reeher LLC (St. Paul), Concordia College (Moorhead), Minnesota State University (Mankato), and University of North Dakota (Grand Forks)


  • Virtual Seminars are free for APRA-MN members. Log in (at left) to register.

Join us on Thursday, August 18 for a virtual seminar called “Right-Minded Reporting: Make it Meaningful Using Data Visualization” presented by Amanda Jarman of Portland State University.

Amanda Jarman has worked in the non-profit sector for over a decade, most recently putting her analytical skills and natural curiosity to work as a development researcher. As the Development Research & Prospect Manager at Portland State University, Amanda oversees all aspects of prospect research, analysis and management. Amanda is a frequent speaker on prospect research topics, including basic research skills, prospect management, and data analysis. She writes Fundraising Nerd (, a blog on fundraising, research and technology.

Description: Do your colleagues’ eyes glaze over when you present them with data? Your spreadsheet is impeccable, rich with information showing the highlights (and lowlights) of your fundraising efforts. But your right-brained colleagues can’t seem to put the picture together. These creative and holistic thinkers need more than columns of numbers to meaningfully interpret the data. And it's not just right-brainers who reap the benefits of data visualization. Learn how visualizing data can increase efficiency and effectiveness through innovative analysis.

Engage both halves of your audience’s brains through data visualization. In this presentation, you will learn creative methods and tools for presenting data so that it is easy to understand, including charts, cross-tabs, sparklines, and geographic and relationship mapping. We’ll look at examples of excellent data visualization, as well as pitfalls to avoid. You'll also get a whirlwind tour through the history of data visualization, from the earliest data maps of the 1600s up to today's cutting-edge interactive visualizations.

This presentation will address: 1) How to engage different learning styles; 2) Hands-on data visualization tools and techniques; 3) Data visualization pitfalls to avoid

Schedule: At most locations, the virtual seminar will run from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and will be followed by group discussions from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. (Bring your lunch!) At Orchestra Hall, the virtual seminar will run from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30pm, followed by group discussions.

Cost: This virtual seminar is free for APRA-MN members and non-members! (However, registration is required.)

Reeher LLC in St. Paul (11:00 a.m.)
Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis (2:00 p.m.)
Concordia College in Moorhead
(11:00 a.m.)
Minnesota State University in Mankato (11:00 a.m.)
University of North Dakota in Grand Forks (11:00 a.m.)

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