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November 21, 2011

Foundations & practice in data visualisation

by Keisha Taylor

As data visualisation becomes mainstream, foundations are also looking at ways to use the data that they have to visually demonstrate their impact. The European Foundation Centre (EFC), in collaboration with TechSoup, held a webinar on Foundations & practice in data visualisation (on 16th November 2011) thanks to a grant by Microsoft Community Affairs.

Cole Nussbaumer, of covered the basics of infographics and data visualisation concepts. She touched on some key points that not just designers but all interested in using data to communicate should consider when creating and using data visualisations.

The webinar was open to European foundations only. However, it was a great webinar and I’d suggest you look at the video online.


May 17, 2010

“Leading the charge: innovative uses of technology and information to connect funders to communities”

Fundacja TechSoup is holding a discussion, at the first ever European Foundation Week, entitled “Leading the charge: innovative uses of technology and information to connect funders to communities” on the 1st June 2010 at the Square Brussels Meeting Centre, Mont des Arts 22, 1000 Brussels, Belgium (Room 213). Time: 14:00 – 16:00. Free Admission.


  • Gabriel Rissola, Director, Dynamic Organization Thinking (D.O.T), Spain
  • Gyula Vamosi, and Roma Community member, Hungary
  • Lenka Surotchak, Director, Pontis Foundation, Slovakia
  • Sylvie Laffarge, Director, Microsoft Community Affairs, EMEA

About the Session: Foundations, corporations, policy makers, and civil society organisations (CSOs) all have a shared mandate to strengthen communities. Yet the combination of a financial crisis and complex social needs is challenging the effectiveness of established organisations, as well as groups taking innovative approaches to engage all members of society.  Fundacja TechSoup and its European partners use technology and information to more efficiently connect funders and CSOs and to build critical capacity in the sector. Learn how Fundacja TechSoup can help identify, highlight, resource and foster innovation to support and strengthen the efforts of CSOs working on the world’s most pressing social issues.

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