How to Engage Local Communities with Data

Publishing a dataset, or even creating a visualization, doesn't ensure your data will be used to achieve social impact. Raising awareness of an issue, informing policymaking, and empowering communities or individuals takes much more!

The act of communicating and engaging with data is no easy task, but there are tips we can all integrate into our work. 

The webinar will cover topics such as:

  • The importance of integrating stories with data

  • How to work with communication staff to improve what you publish

  • Why it’s important to always talk to your users before (and after) you create content.

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Meet the Presenter

Andy Krackov
VP of Partnerships & Strategy


Andy Krackov is the VP of Partnerships and Strategy at LiveStories. Andy has more than a dozen years of experience working with local communities to help them turn their data into actionable information that can have social impact. At the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, he founded and ran the website and at the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF), he has partnered closely to help the state of California's health agency launch an open data program. At CHCF he also established an innovative program to work with ten local health departments to help them better communicate with and engage their constituents through data and data storytelling.