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Sidekick goes to Washington

Sidekick Goes to Washington: How the Department of Commerce Can Make Their Data AI-Ready The Department of Commerce has issued a request for information: AI and Open Government Data Assets Request for Information, seeking expert input on making data AI-ready. At mySidewalk, we have ex …

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Cultivating Trust in Conversations with Sidekick

This is the fifth blog post in a series dedicated to mySidewalk's new AI-powered community data assistant, Sidekick.

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Fast, Relevant Data at Your Fingertips with Sidekick

This is the second blog post in a series dedicated to mySidewalk's new AI-powered community data assistant, Sidekick.

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Making a Map in a Minute with Sidekick

This is the third blog post in a series dedicated to mySidewalk's new AI-powered community data assistant, Sidekick.

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Say hello to Sidekick, your new partner in community transformation

This is the first blog post in a series dedicated to mySidewalk's new AI-powered community data assistant, Sidekick.

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Crafting Stories You're Compelled to Share with Sidekick

This is the fourth blog post in a series dedicated to mySidewalk's new AI-powered community data assistant, Sidekick.

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Revolutionizing Collaboration: Enterprise Access

In an era where data is king, leading industry organizations and funding bodies face the unique challenge of not just utilizing data effectively themselves, but also enabling their network of member organizations to do the same. With mySidewalk enterprise subscriptions, these leaders …

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Empowering Change Through Data: The Indian River Community Foundation's Path to Community Transformation

In the world of community development, the need for informed decision-making is paramount. For the Indian River Community Foundation (IRCF), the journey towards enhancing community impact through data-driven initiatives has reshaped their approach to philanthropy. By implementing the …

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From the Desk of a Subject Matter Expert: A Changemaker's Guide to Equitable Data Visualizations

In the heart of every community lies a story — a narrative shaped by the people, their experiences, and the data that surrounds them. As a public health expert and a firm believer in equitable data storytelling, I've seen firsthand how data can be a powerful tool for change. Yet, the …

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Bridging Health Disparities with Data: mySidewalk's Journey to Data-Driven Empowerment

In a world where data dictates directions, mySidewalk stands as a beacon of innovation, guiding hospitals, healthcare organizations, researchers, health equity officers, and community leaders toward a future free of health disparities. As we gear up for an inspiring presentation at th …

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Generative AI will democratize data for Changemakers

Few things have been as rewarding for our team as hearing stories like San Francisco's efforts toward VisionZero, KABOOM!’s recognition at the White House, or seeing familiar faces in the New York Times: Fort Worth and San Antonio.

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5 Ways to Use mySidewalk's CoWrite Feature


Introducing a groundbreaking method for crafting data narratives. In today's data-driven world, narrative and context are essential for interpreting data and making informed decisions. That's why mySidewalk has developed CoWrite, an innovative AI writing assistant feature.

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The Importance of Data Storytelling for Public Policy

Why Data Storytelling Holds the Key to Effective Public Policy As a data enthusiast, one of my favorite quotes comes from Edward Tufte, who famously remarked that "Data does not speak for itself; it must be read, filtered, and interpreted." In today's data-driven world, this maxim has …

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Environmental Justice For All: Developing equitable places with data-driven plans

Being in a position to make change is certainly no small task. As community leaders, developers, planners, city managers, and beyond, you wield the power to shape the places you care about the most for the better.

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8 Things to Understand About Food Insecurity and How Data Storytelling Helps Us Find Solutions

Food is more than just sustenance; it is a fundamental human right and a source of comfort, culture, and community. Yet, across the country, millions face the harsh reality of food insecurity. Not only does the issue threaten physical and mental health outcomes but it also undermines …

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Data's mission-critical role in overcoming Substance Use Disorders

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Over the past decade, more and more communities have felt the deep, personal impacts substance use disorders (SUDs) are having on families, neighborhoods, and even their cities as a whole. The major public health issue has affected millions of people worldwide and requires a multi-fac …

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Revolutionizing the Data Storytelling Narrative


While many of us are still catching on, mySidewalk has had a front-row seat to communities across the country using data storytelling as a tool to build stronger communities. In the beginning, organizations came to us looking to communicate complex information in compelling and engagi …

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Data Storytelling Jobs Part 3: Build and Share Impactful Data Stories


Welcome to the final installment of our data storytelling series. If you missed part one or part two, please review them whenever it’s convenient for you. If you’ve been following along, thanks for hanging with us.

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Data Storytelling Jobs Part 2: Quickly Find Community Insights


Welcome back to part two of our data storytelling series! If you missed the first post, you can read it here.

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Data Storytelling Jobs Part 1: Access to Community Data


If you haven’t been around here before, or you haven’t been around recently, welcome! We’re so glad that you’re here. mySidewalk is on a mission to democratize data and equip changemakers with tools to build stronger communities. We do this through our full-stack data storytelling pla …

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Seeing 20/20: How Indiana Makes Clear Investments into Affordable Housing


If you only had $30 to spend at a grocery store, what would you buy to get the most out of your limited resources? Maybe you’d buy some protein, some rice, a handful of produce, and a half gallon of milk. If there was room, maybe you could splurge on a treat for your children. Regardl …

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