Learn how the San Luis Obispo County Health Department is using LiveStories to help their community.
Learn how the West Marin Health and Human Services Center created a story that automatically updates each day with new data from Google Forms—without anyone even opening a spreadsheet program.
LiveStories is excited to introduce a new series of stories called Five Facts. These articles take a close look at the data behind some of the most important issues facing Americans today.
Posting statistics, charts, or infographics on social media is a lot trickier than posting cat videos. Here are six tips to help your data get the attention it deserves.
Unfortunately, some data visualizations just don’t work. Here are five examples of classic data visualization fails.
In this final excerpt from our e-book—Happy Citizens: Measuring Performance in the Public Sector—we explore how governments can use Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs to target and contextualize their initiatives and programs.
We examine the top two tiers of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: Esteem, and Self-Actualization.
Open data can be uploaded in a variety of formats. This post discusses the main ones.
Feeling safe, and feeling loved, are the second and third most fundamental requirements for happiness, according to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.
At LiveStories, we celebrate open data every day. Here are our top ten sources for open data.
Physiological needs relate to the necessity of food, water, and shelter for survival. In a modern society, this concept translates to money.
Open data is free to the public, easily accessible, and usable as an input for programs and other functions.
In many ways, government policies are responsible for the happiness of the public. How, then, can happiness function as a metric for success?
The government has a vital role to play in the "Internet of Things" (IoT)—both in wielding these technologies for the public good and in regulating them against malfeasance.
We gathered 10 useful Excel tricks that we think you should know. See how you can work smarter in Excel.
Join LiveStories in our upcoming webinar discussion to help ensure your data will be used to achieve social impact.
In many ways, government policies are responsible for the happiness of the public. How, then, can happiness functions as a metric for success.
This e-book provides a framework that can help you link your performance metrics and your policies to the happiness of the constituents you serve.
To really capture the meaning and potential of data, you need people to bring it to life —in the form of local collaborations, news stories, and apps that provide the audiences you’re trying to reach with easy access to information and services.
If publishing data is Open Data 1.0, the next iteration will involve putting these data to good use. Open Data 2.0 should inform policymaking budgetary decisions, raise awareness of issues, and ultimately, empower communities.
At his inauguration, President Trump detailed a list of social maladies facing Americans, including child poverty, a crippled manufacturing industry, poor education, crime, and drugs. We look at the data.