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The Tableau Foundation continues to deliver on their commitment to support organizations that are working to do good. Now they have created a streamlined advocacy enablement tool for foundation grantees, small and medium sized non-profits, organizations, and individuals engaged in community and systems advocacy. This tool was produced as a response to a series of meaningful listening sessions that identified the challenges to finding, accessing, and using data. 

 

If you’ve had challenges with locating or incorporating data into your storytelling, this tool will be a big help for you and your team. Have you ever wanted guidance on analyzing data? Need help activating data-driven advocacy? Want great visualizations that will impact and persuade your various audiences? It is now possible and free of charge. You can get started today. 

Access it here.

Pandemic to Prosperity (P2P) and P2P South

P2P offers a comprehensive overview of the COVID-related impacts on our lives and livelihoods, governments, civic institutions, and overall well being.

History has shown that large-scale crises accelerate pre-existing trends, exacerbate inequities, and permanently change societies and civic life. Large scale disasters produce an enormous break in the status quo followed by continuous change. Crises drive up the demand for data as decision makers grapple with understanding rapidly changing conditions. Objective data is needed to ensure that recovery efforts in the months and years ahead lead to a more just and equitable society. Pandemic to Prosperity offers a comprehensive overview of the COVID-related impacts on our lives and livelihoods, governments, civic institutions, and overall well being. 

https://www.pandemictoprosperity.org

A civic ecosystem has been burgeoning for decades in the South, and it offers a path to turn the tragedy of this pandemic into an opportunity to build prosperity and progress for all. Data and civic engagement will be critical. Together, the Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP) — which works to lift up policies that address particular vulnerabilities in the South — and Fair Count — whose work focuses on strengthening pathways to continued civic participation — partnered with the National Conference on Citizenship to document the state of the South during the pandemic. State and local governments prioritizing projects for the American Rescue Plan (ARP) can use these findings to target disparities that ultimately undermine community resilience. 

https://www.pandemictoprosperity.org/south

The Prosperity Now Scorecard is a comprehensive resource featuring data on family financial health and policy recommendations to help put all U.S. households on a path to prosperity. The Scorecard equips advocates, policymakers and practitioners with national, state and local data to jump-start a conversation about solutions and policies that put households on stronger financial footing across five issue areas: Financial Assets & Income; Businesses & Jobs; Homeownership & Housing; Health Care and Education.

https://scorecard.prosperitynow.org

Southeastern Affordable Housing Tracker

The availability of stable and affordable housing in quality neighborhoods can provide households the opportunity for economic mobility and resilience and be a competitive advantage for communities seeking to attract and retain employers. However, low- and moderate-income renters are limited in the rents they are able to afford and therefore, the housing choices they have. This tool provides estimates of the location and share of renter households that pay unaffordable rent across the Southeast. It can also be used to understand market-level gaps in available rental housing stock at various income levels and geographies.

Access the tracker here.

While poverty and economic insecurity are too high across the country, some parts of the nation fare better than others. Use the interactive map to learn more about the economic health of your state and congressional district across a variety of indicators.

https://talkpoverty.org/poverty/

Learn how the federal government has responded to the pandemic. PRAC shows data on where pandemic program funding money was spent.  The committee of 21 Inspectors General, along with our other law enforcement partners, uses the data you'll find on our website along with other data to detect and combat fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement of any pandemic-related programs and funding.

https://www.pandemicoversight.gov