Tools to Data Analysis & Visualization

Data Analysis & Visualization

These tools help groups develop a shared understanding of the patterns within their data.

Gapminder World

FREE

intermediate

 

“Gapminder World shows the world’s most important trends. Gapminder is a non-profit venture—a modern “museum” on the Internet—promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.” Gapminder is based on the “Trendalyzer software, [which] sought to unveil the beauty of statistical time series by converting boring numbers into enjoyable, animated and interactive graphics. The current version of Trendalyzer has been available since March 2006 as Gapminder World, a web-service displaying time series of development statistics for all countries.”

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GivingData

FEE

intermediate

 

“GivingData is a dashboard, data visualization, and grantmaking analytics platform for philanthropic organizations. Grants can be analyzed, measured, tracked, and compared in new ways—providing unprecedented degrees of clarity, insight, and process management capabilities. With GivingData you can track grantmaking dollars against your annual budget, manage your grantmaking budget, identify trends over multiple years, and view programmatic allocations – all through a web browser. There is no software to install…. Currently, GivingData works with MicroEdge GIFTS, and plans to add support for other grants management platforms in the future.”

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Infogram

FREEMIUM

beginner

 

Infogram is a data visualization product designed to bring out the best in your data. Great for reports, publishing, or press releases, Infogram allows you to create professional-looking interactive infographics in just a few minutes. You can even create Team Accounts to collaborate with people across the organization. Registration is free and gives you access to 30 chart types and the ability to publish your graphs online. Paid memberships allow you to access more tools, including saving infographics and using real-time data.

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Tableau

FEE

intermediate

 

“Tableau helps anyone quickly analyze, visualize and share information. It allows people to “see and understand data differently: faster, easier data discovery working with databases and spreadsheets of any size… live data connection for up-to-the-minute changes…. [the ability to] combine multiple data sources in one view… drag-and-drop [functionality] to create rich visualizations… interactive reporting dashboards that combine multiple views into a dashboard… and [the capacity to] develop analytics on the web and everywhere in minutes to share to thousands.”

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WASHFunders

FREE

beginner

 

“The Foundation Center has developed WASHfunders.org as a “one stop shop” for funding and needs-related data and information for donors, policymakers, and other stakeholders interested in water, sanitation, and hygiene. With dynamically updated information, news, and knowledge relating to philanthropy and sustainable access to safe water, WASHfunders.org aims to facilitate better collaboration and more strategic decision-making among funders and seeks to raise awareness about water and the full WASH continuum among donors.”

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