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Periscope BPA Resources

Business Process Analysis

Data Storytelling Essentials

  • Data Communication Planning Worksheet [PDF] A hands-on worksheet to help you develop a Precise Plan for a data story.  This downloadable PDF is available to site members. Sign up for a free site membership to access.. 

  • Data Visualization Mini-Lesson [video] A brief and practical video introducing you to  the easy to remember three-step S-E-E process for creating effective data visualizations.   This mini-lesson is available to site members.  Sign up for a free site membership.

  • Healthcare Volunteer Coloring Book. Compassion unites us, volunteers elevate us. Recognize healthcare volunteers with this delightful 12-page coloring book celebrating the role of these selfless community caregivers in the delivery of patient-centered care. For best results, print as a booklet on uncoated tabloid size (11x17) paper.

A coloring book graphic showing an adult volunteer in a hospital lobby setting.

Infographic Gallery

These visually engaging tools simplify complex information, making learning both effective and enjoyable. Each infographic in the gallery offers a unique insight, complemented by a detailed blog post for deeper understanding. Dive in and discover information at a glance.

Additional Learning Resources

Data Literacy

These are resources that will help you gain additional data literacy skills.

Data Camp.  Data Camp provides hundreds of courses in data science.  They have online courses for all levels. 

A great resource for developing and building a data culture.  I'm a fan of their free webinars,  

Data Visualization & Storytelling

These are resources that will help you create more effective data stories.

  • Annotation Toolkit.    This chart annotation toolkit from is free.  It is 155-pages full of visualization ideas.

  • Big Idea Worksheet.  This worksheet from Storytelling with Data is a helpful starting point in planning your data story.

Volunteer Leadership

These are resources that help you be an effective leader of volunteers.

  • AL!VE.  The Association for Leaders in Volunteer Engagement is a membership based site that provides education, resources, and services for promoting an engaged volunteer experience.

  • VSys One by Bespoke Software.  VSys One is an exceptionally robust and stellar volunteer management solution.  

  • VSys Voices.  VSys Voices is the professional development service of VSys One providing valuable advice for volunteer managers.  Webinars and downloadable templates are available.

Website and B2B

These are tools that have or are being successfully used in the development of this website.

  • Mangools.  This has been a great resource to learn and apply  SEO knowledge.

Recommended Reading

  • Data Story by Nancy Duarte.  A resource rich work on data storytelling.  Nancy Duarte provides clear direction and many example.  Anyone creating data visualizations needs this in their library.

  • Effective Data Storytelling by Brent Dykes.  This book goes deep into the storytelling well.  Brent Dykes explains the psychology of storytelling and makes the relevant connections to data.  A must read.​


Insights on Communication and Data

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