The Power of 3 - by Ann K. Emery

Webinar Prices

The Power of 3 - by Ann EmeryIs your data sitting around in spreadsheets, dusty, unused, and forgotten about? Your nonprofit's data deserves to be out in the world utilized, actionable, talked about. During the upcoming Power of 3 series, Ann K. Emery will describe how to transform technical findings into simple, sophisticated visuals. She'll walk you through a step-by-step design process that you can apply to your own projects. First, in Simple Spreadsheets, you'll learn to analyze your data faster and easier than ever before. Good data analysis is the foundation for good data visualization. Second, in Great Graphs, you'll find out how to move beyond overused charts like pies and bars and how to format your new chart so that your message stands out. Third, in DIY Dashboards, you'll learn how to build one-page dashboards that get right to the point so that leaders can understand the numbers and then take action. Join us for all three workshops in the Power of 3 series or as stand-alone learning opportunities. The deadline to register for all three is January 31, 2019.

Online Workshop: Simple Spreadsheets - Your Hairiest Nonprofit Spreadsheets Made Simple

Ever feel like you're swimming upstream in data? Need to make sense of spreadsheets, but not sure where to start? Have a gut feeling that you're not getting the most out of spreadsheet programs like Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets? Then this webinar is for you!

In this session, Ann K. Emery will focus on little-known spreadsheet secrets that can save you time. We'll cover beginner, intermediate, and advanced number-crunching skills from lookup to pivot tables. By the end of this hands-on-webinar, you'll be armed and ready to merge data from multiple sheets and files into a single master spreadsheet; organize your spreadsheets by adding filters and freezing panes; clean and recode messy data to get it ready for analysis; run basic descriptive statistics and frequencies; and explore your data more fully through pivot tables. We'll look at several different types of datasets together. This webinar will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 2 PM EST.

Online Workshop: Great Graphs - Tell Your Nonprofit's Story with Data Visualization

Visualizing data through charts, tables, and diagrams helps you deliver bite=sized information that viewers will understand at a glance and retain for the long run. In this workshop, Ann K. Emery will walk you through a step-by-step design process so you can apply critical thinking skills to your own projects.

First, you'll learn how to customize your visualization for your audience. Second, you'll learn how to choose the right chart for your message. You'll see familiar friends like pie charts and bar charts as well as new options like waffle charts, Sankey diagrams, tree maps, social network maps, and visual timelines. Third, you'll declutter your visuals; reinforce your branding with custom color palettes and typography, and increase accessibility by ensuring that your visuals are legible for people with color vision deficiencies. Finally, you'll learn to tell a story through saturation and annotation. This webinar will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 2 PM EST.

View a sample graph makeover at

Online Workshop: DIY Dashboards - Make Beautiful, Easy to Follow Dashboards for Your Nonprofit's Leaders

Why wait until the end of the year to write a lengthy report when you can share data early and often with dashboards? In this workshop, Ann K. Emery will review the best-bang-for-your-buck data visualization design principles, like using color and text to tell your story.

Once you've designed one great graph, it's time to combine multiple graphs together for your report, slide show, or handout. You'll view Ann's real-life examples so that you can see how grids, white space, and visual hierarchies are applied in each setting. You'll also explore the major dashboard types. Ann will share her nine sample dashboards with you and you'll vote on which two or three styles you'd like to create from scratch in Excel. Life is short and Ann is only going to teach you about visualizations that make a difference. This webinar will be held Thursday, February 28, 2018 at 2 PM EST.

View a sample dashboard at

90 Minutes
Questions? Call

You will receive two GrantStation emails:

1. A copy of your paid invoice
2. A confirmation email for the webinar with the login credentials

If you do not receive the confirmation email within 48 hours of registering, please email or call 1-877-784-7268.

Recommended browsers for attending webinars are Chrome or Firefox. Safari, IE, and others can be problematic.

GrantStation does not refund registration fees. Fees may be applied to any webinar scheduled within 30 days.

All webinars are recorded and remain LIVE for 30 days.


Ann K. Emery

Ann K. Emery is a sought-after speaker who equips organizations around the globe to use their data more effectively. Within the past year, she led more than 60 trainings for more than 2,800 participants. Her design consultancy also overhauls graphs, publications, and slideshows with the goal of making technical information even easier to understand for non-technical audiences. Recent clients include the United Nations, Centers for Disease Control, and National Institutes of Health. She stays in touch with her first love, program evaluation, by heading a multi-year evaluation of a workforce development program for underemployed adults in Virginia. Ann is also the Chair of the American Evaluation Association's Data Visualization and Reporting interest group and past Secretary for the Washington Evaluators. She holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia and a Master's degree from George Mason University. Learn more at
Ann K. Emery