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Allison Gister

Allison Gister is the grants manager for the Annenberg Foundation, a family foundation in Los Angeles that supports the community worldwide through its grantmaking, technical assistance, and direct charitable activities.
Dashboards: Driving Strategy With Data

Dashboards: Driving Strategy With Data

The word dashboard evokes images of cruising down the open road at 70-miles-per-hour or being stuck in traffic, praying that the gas light does not flip on. In both cases, the car’s dashboard is compiling and signaling information to the driver in a way that is easy to access, interpret, and then act upon, like second nature. So it’s easy to see why foundations, and specifically grants managers, would want to use the dashboard concept to help process the vast amounts of data we oversee, compiling diverse data points in a single location, communicating key facts, and sending signals to