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The Easy Guide to Data Storytelling with Google DataStudio

The Easy Guide to Data Storytelling using Google DataStudio with Michael Despotovic

Gather insights, share stories, and build trust over the common language of data. Using Google’s free DataStudio tool, you can plug in your website, socials, email, and excel sheets in order to visualize what matters most to you, your boss, your board or any other stakeholders.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to visualize data in 5 minutes using any DataStudio template
  • How to make your report/dashboard make sense to “non-techy” people
  • How to share your data to foster trust and secure relationships with those that matter most

Watch the webinar on Data Storytelling using Google DataStudio:

“You have to contextualize data.”

-Michael Despotovic

Michael offers a step-by-step guide for using Google DataStudio. His demo includes:

  • Editing text and adding sections
  • Customizing your theme and layout or using prebuilt templates
  • Using charts to pull insights
  • Telling a story with scorecards
  • Utilizing funnels
  • Adding filters
  • Blending data
  • Creating various charts including line and bar graphs
  • Creating more complex accumulative charts
  • Adding and customizing spreadsheet tables
  • Developing audience charts
  • Integrating services such as Facebook and Twitter using APIs

Additional resources and notes from the presenter:

You can access the main DataStudio workshop report template here: https://datastudio.google.com/reporting/15b06422-80b5-413c-83b4-de515609272f

Instructions on how to use the template:

  1. Click the link
  2. Find the 3 dots icon next to the “share” button, click it and click “make a copy”
  3. DataStudio will ask you to pick new data sources, but you can do that later. Just click “copy report”
  4. You’ll be taken to your own, personal copy of this data report, located at datastudio.google.com, similar to a google doc.
  5. Edit your copied report and be sure to add your own data sources into it.

A note from Michael:

I would love for everyone to take 5 minutes and see what my amazing team and I do at A & O. Check out this link: http://bit.ly/aoanalytics. We are eager and interested to help all the nonprofits with whatever digital marketing support they need, whether that’s analysis, strategy, or execution. We’re very affordable!

About the Presenter: Michael Despotovic of Apples & Oranges Analytics and Marketing

Michael Despotovic is the Co-Director of Apples & Oranges Analytics and Marketing (A & O) based out of Vancouver, BC. Learn more about A & O at http://bit.ly/aoanalytics. Michael has a Master’s in Publishing from SFU and is continuously involved in various arts, culture, and faith-based organizations around town. He’s also really into co-operatives!

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Google for Nonprofits Seminar

Vancouver’s Rhino Cloud Computing will be hosting a Google for Nonprofits Seminar March 1.

Want to get your nonprofit on the cloud? The seminar will cover free and low-cost solutions to get your organization online.
They’ll be covering Google Apps (gmail, docs and more, Google Adwords grants, Google Plus and Google Earth.

Discount: use the promotional code “nettuesday” for 50% off.

Register at http://googlefornonprofits2012.eventbrite.com/


Google for Nonprofits Seminar

Thursday, 1 March 2012 from 08:30 to 14:00 (PT)
Vancouver, British Columbia

We will be going through

  • Setting up your nonprofit with Google Apps.
  • Using Gmail
  • Getting on Google Grants in Canada which allows you to spend $10,000 a month on Google Adwords for free.
  • Google+ pages and how to use them
  • Google Earth
  • And our product Rhino Donations, which is a free donation management tool that integrates in with Google’s products.
  • learned (lunch is included in price).


Use the promotional code “nettuesday” coupon for 50% off.

Google Adwords workshop in Vancouver

Hey Vancouver folk,

Google’s offering some training on Adwords.

Do you work for or with a charitable nonprofit? Then you’re eligible for $10,000/month in free adwords advertising. This workshop could be a good opportunity to learn how to use your grant more effectively.


Google Engage is Coming to Canada!

Agencies, Webmasters and SEM experts: You are invited to the exclusive launch conference for Google Engage Canada.
If you’re managing Analytics accounts for friends and customers, you’re always looking for new ways to drive website traffic. Now you can learn how to improve your online presence by joining Google Engage, a new partner program for web professionals who want to expand their online marketing services and help their clients do more with Google AdWords. The program provides training, tools and client incentives to help you succeed with Google advertising products.

We’re excited to announce that Google Engage will be hosting kick-off events in Vancouver and Toronto this August! Join us for an inspiring day of exciting Google product demos, AdWords workshops, and an exclusive keynote by Chris O’Neill, Director of Google Canada.

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Google Engage in Toronto
Tuesday, August 9th 2011
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Location: The Carlu
444 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON
Google Engage in Vancouver
Thursday, August 16th 2011
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Location: The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC
Click here to register by 6pm Monday, August 1st.
Space is limited.
For more information on the program, please visit Google Engage