by Angela Lao
Back in the spring and summer, Inciter conducted focus groups in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. to gather feedback on marketing tools that were being developed by a client for ours for their public health campaign, which was focused on eating behaviors.
As an intern at Inciter, I was tasked with helping to recruit participants for this project, and I was eager to find any method that would attract as many participants as possible.
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If youve ever gone grocery shopping, eaten fast food, or shopped at a major retailer, youve heard these words spoken by a cashier at some point. In the age of big data, seemingly no venue is immune from solicitations to take a survey of some sort, be it online or in-person.
Do you love colored pens? Making to do lists? Do you like the idea of working with social service programs that help make peoples lives better? Do you have a killer work ethic, but seek a relaxed work environment?
Inciter could be for you,
if. . .
You are described by friends and co-workers as “kick ass,” in the nicest possible way. You are competent, creative, trustworthy, engaging, organized, and an all around people person.
At Inciter, we help clients measure impact, communicate, and fundraise through research, visualization, and data systems. Were proud of our exceptional research and evaluation expertise (to say nothing of our enthusiasm for color coding), and we use all of that to make research productive and even (dare we say) fun. Were not just a bunch of number crunchers sitting behind computers ready to throw data at people and send them on their way.
Over the past several years I’ve had the privilege of splitting my time between Inciter (until recently, CRC) – approximately half time each as an evaluator and as program staff at an arts and human services nonprofit, Make Studio. Throughout this time, I’ve found that wearing two hats and having two sets of experiences to draw from has helped me to work smarter and better (only sometimes harder), for the benefit of my evaluation clients and program recipients.
**Looking to measure your impact, communicate about it, and bolster your fundraising? We at Inciter can help you through research, visualization, and our new custom software, Incite. **
Inciters mission is to make it easy for nonprofit organizations and government agencies to harness data and use it to communicate findings to funders, stakeholders and staff.
Inciter helps clients change the world by using data to tell the story of their impact, raise funds, and advocate for social change.
Those are two words you may not hear together a lot. And they are two words that are the underpinning of everything we do at Inciter.
What do we do?
We help clients thrive by measuring your impact, which helps you better communicate your value that in turn, bolsters your fundraising.
Maybe you have to conduct an evaluation as part of a grant that you received. Or, perhaps your Board has been asking about results, or your staff is starting to wonder how effective a program is.
Have you ever known just what to do to make a project work, but you couldnt find the right tools to make it happen?
We’ve been there frustrated by data management software options because we didn’t love what we saw, so we built our own custom software - named Incite - to gather, manage, and report on data.
Enter our company, Inciter.
Inciters mission is to make it easy for nonprofit organizations, foundations, and government agencies to harness data and use it to communicate findings to funders, stakeholders and staff.
We have exciting news to share with you - weve changed our name!
We are now doing business as Inciter.
We are undertaking the same quality work, with the same great staff, and a fun new product Incite - which means expanded opportunities for all.<
Established in 2003 as Carson Research Consulting, Inciter is still a small, woman-owned firm located in Baltimore, MD. When you work with Inciter, you continue to get a team of experienced researchers, evaluators, and custom software designers.
by Jill & Mandi
Information graphics and visualization expert Alberto Cairo caused a bit of a stir last fall when he bluntly tweeted his opinion that data journalism and visualization should stop using the term storytelling.
“Storytelling” is a term that ought to be abandoned in journalism, #dataviz, data, etc. It has no meaning and leads to the wrong mindset https://t.co/5cEv184UsD Alberto Cairo (@albertocairo) September 11, 2017
In the replies, he subsequently clarified that the word need not be abandoned if used properly, but should be considered problematic and approached with caution.