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Mapping Philanthropy: How To Use Data Visualization to Do Good

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Philanthropy is making growing use of the latest data visualization tools to analyze and share information. To hear about tools that your organization could utilize, watch our webinar Mapping Philanthropy: How You Can Use Data Visualization to Do Good.

During this webinar, we hear the Foundation Center's George Ford and Jake Garcia discuss visual grantseeking tools and solutions. We look at how grantseekers can use the interactive maps and charts in Foundation Directory Online — the Foundation Center's grantseeking database for nonprofits — to identify prospective funders. Next, we turn our attention to several data visualization tools developed by the Foundation Center and other organizations that showcase how the philanthropic community has responded to a variety of issues.

This webinar is appropriate for nonprofits and libraries wanting to know more about data visualization and grantseeking.

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George Ford has been with the Foundation Center since March 2004. As product manager for online subscription services including Foundation Directory Online, he is responsible for day-to-day oversight and the development of new product enhancements.

As a geographer and programmer, Jake Garcia has worked on GIS projects for NASA, the U.S. Army, the City of New York, and Al Gore's Climate Project. At the Foundation Center, he builds mapping applications, data visualizations, semantic analysis scripts, and application programming interfaces (APIs). In April 2011, he was the lead developer on a project that won the Large Organization award in the World Bank's "Apps for Development" contest.

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