Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Indexes Are the New Infographics - PhilanTopic | PND | Foundation Center
Indexes Are the New Infographics - PhilanTopic | PND | Foundation Center: The nonprofit sector seems like the last place you'd find indexes in widespread use. After all, indexes are built on data; well-established ones like the Consumer Price Index take a vast amount of consumer good prices and pack them into a neat little number, which can then be plotted longitudinally to give us a barometer of inflation over time. As nonprofits begin to leverage the troves of data they've been sitting on, however, it is changing the way the rest of us look at data.