How do I use data when I talk with stakeholders?

When communicated clearly, data can very effectively tell your library’s story to funders, board members, partners and other stakeholders. These resources will help you learn how to do that.

  • From Awareness to Funding is a 2018 study of awareness, attitudes, and motivations for supporting library funding among U.S. voters. Look here for ideas of what data might resonate with external stakeholders.
  • Six Principles of Communicating Data: A Checklist In this blog post, data visualization expert Ben Jones offers a checklist to ensure that your data communications are effective.
  • Libraries Transforming Communities, the American Library Association’s public awareness campaign, offers a full set of tools to communicate any library’s impact.