The resources below provide links to guidebooks, website, helpful papers and organizations that focus on data and research topics for nonprofit organizations. Please contact us if your community group would like to discuss current or future projects that improve knowledge and information about your local community.

Criteria for Selection of High-Performing Indicators – Western Michigan University Evaluation Center
Measuring What Matters in Nonprofits – McKinsey Quarterly
CART Principles: Right-Fit Evidence – Innovations for Poverty Action

Community Indicators Consortium
Community Toolbox – Kansas University Center for Community Health and Development
National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) – Urban Institute

Outcome Indicators Project – Urban Institute and The Center for What Works
Common Results Catalog – GuideStar
Effective Performance Measures – Clear Impact
ChildTrends DataBank

Data Playbook – Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
Data Visualization Checklist – Stephanie Evergreen
An Ultimate Guide to Nonprofit Storytelling – Donorbox
Six Rules of Great Storytelling – Disney/Pixar

Storytelling with Data – Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic
The Functional Art – Alberto Cairo
The Accidental Analyst – Eileen McDaniel & Stephen McDaniel
How Narratives Influence Human Behavior

Sample Data Stories – Neighborhood Data for Social Change
Lessons Learned in Communicating with Data – Andy Krackov
Makeover Monday – Tableau