Rhiza helps the Tides Foundation with the Never Ending Data Story

One of our customers, the Tides Foundation, recently partnered with Rhiza to analyze the impact of its grantmaking activities. Irene Kao, Project Manager for the Impact and Innovation Department at Tides talks about her experience of using Rhiza Upshot to bring their data to life to tell a continuous story that is meaningful, dynamic, and actionable in a recent blog…

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Cool Tools: User-filtered biz news, tourism aggregation, brief map links, and geodata parties

Some more cool tools: BusinessWeek has launched Business Exchange, a user-filtered news aggregator separated into professional interest topics. (My personal favorite – the urban planning feed.) NYCGo has collected myriad New York City travel brochures into one interactive map so popular that heavy traffic crashed the site soon after it went live. [via New York Times City Room] “Some map…

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Cool Tools: Urban reinvestment, language acquisition, and daily letters to Obama

Obviously, Rhiza Labs makes the coolest participatory Web tools around. And, there’s a lot of creativity in the web world. We’re particularly impressed with: The National Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) Visions for Transforming America, an interactive map showing older neighborhoods that are ripe for revitalization, those neighborhoods’ metropolitan contexts, and slideshows illustrating paths to reinvestment. [via Rooflines] LiveMocha combines social…

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Nonprofits Say “Ahhhh…”

This tax season, nonprofit organizations will, for the first time, be required to undergo what K&L Gates health care attorney Ed Weisgerber describes as a “corporate endoscopy”: If the hospital has affiliated for-profit businesses, the IRS wants to know about them in detail. Do the executives fly first-class on business trips„ There’s a place for reporting that information. If two…

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