Today, data is everywhere. As evaluators, we often have access to massive amounts of data like client demographics, access, and survey responses. Extracting useful takeaway messages and next steps can be challenging. Traditionally, data is communicated using dry reports, stuck in boring tables and charts. Reporting qualitative data succinctly proves to be additionally challenging. We have the power and opportunity to transform data reporting into deliverables that engage our clients, funders, and community partners. Harnessing the power of our data by using effective storytelling and visualization techniques gives evaluators and program staff the potential to better communicate need, inequality, and program effectiveness.
In Jennifer Nulty's continued commitment to grow awareness and take responsibility for responsible data reporting, she will discuss ways to equitably represent data stories highlighting the experiences of populations served. Culturally responsive data visualization can be a powerful tool for social change. Attendees will learn a few ways to enhance their ability to communicate qualitative and mixed-method data more effectively. Jennifer will showcase ways that color, arrangement, graphics, and text can make your data come to life.
About our speaker:
Jennifer Nulty is a data designer and speaker. Jenny brings creative energy to making data intriguing and impactful, while helping clients transform the way they communicate their story.
Her work focuses on bringing research-based transformations to a range of deliverables including charts, slides, reports, infographics, and dashboards. Grounded in data visualization best practice, she teaches methods of reducing clutter and ways to best emphasize the most important points. She is committed to revolutionizing the landscape of data reporting by working with companies, government agencies, and nonprofits using a capacity building training approach. She works to capture the audience’s attention with impactful visuals so they can make meaningful data-driven decisions. Jenny runs her own independent consulting business where she has worked with clients like Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Evergreen Data, American Civil Liberties Union, and the University of Michigan.
Prior to working as a consultant, Jenny was trained in program evaluation at the University of Michigan Curtis Center Program Evaluation Group. She worked on a team that provided evaluation services to a broad range of community-based clientele, focused on improving program capacity, service delivery, effectiveness, and sustainability. She holds an MSW from the University of Michigan School of Social Work.