Finance, Personal development

People's Health Trust - Data Storytelling for Charities online course

This free half-day (3 hour) online course is for funded partners of People’s Health Trust. Sessions are open to whoever is best placed to attend, for example staff, volunteers and Trustees. There is no charge to attend.

Data is the evidence that we use to convince people that our activity has genuine impact. Visual presentations of quantitative or qualitative data are proven to be more effective at engaging audiences than simple text or tables of numbers.

In this hands-on, practical course you’ll learn tried and tested techniques for creating engaging data communications for reports, slide decks, websites or social media.

The course is interactive, and includes discussions, exercises and Q&A.

Who should sign up?

Anyone who is presenting data to stakeholders and wants to improve the clarity and impact of their communications, regardless of the software they’re using.

What will I get out of it?

  • Understanding your audience. Learn how to assess the needs and data literacy of different audiences.
  • Knowledge of how and when to use different types of charts and infographics.
  • Insight. Identify and express key data.

What will it cover?

  • The key elements of a successful data visualisation.
  • Discussion of good and bad practice and examples.
  • The tension and opportunities around using qualitative and qualitative data.
  • A four step framework to identifying the audience, messages, channels and success.
  • Basic design principles including use and avoidance of colours to highlight key points.
  • Tailoring visualisations for different types of communications.
  • Free and low cost tools and resources to help get you started on your journey.


Trainer: Robert Foster



People’s Health Trust is a charity addressing health inequalities in England, Scotland and Wales. We work to ensure that where you live does not unfairly reduce the length of your life, or the quality of your health. Visit our website here.



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Click ‘Book your place’ now to secure your space. All attendees will be sent confirmation of their booking from DSC, with all relevant pre-course information.

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Training schedule

Half day online - 13.00 - 16.0015 Oct 2024

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