How To Use The Social Impact Explorer Video Transcript
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How To Use The Social Impact Explorer Website.
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How to Navigate the Social Impact Explorer. First, navigate to the Explorer in the website navigation menu. The Social Impact Explorer Wheel has many different arts intersections to choose from. To begin viewing impact points, project examples, publications, and more, select an intersection slice on the wheel. You can use the left and right arrows to scroll through the slides of resource categories available for that intersection.
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To learn more about a certain slide, click the Learn More button at any time. A sidebar with information will then slide out to appear on the right hand side of your browser window. Whenever you're viewing an expanded sidebar, you can click the Fact Sheet download button in the upper right hand side of the window to download a pre-designed fact sheet with that intersection’s information contained within.
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If you're looking for an alternative way to experience the Social Impact Explorer, you can switch from the wheel view to a list view by clicking the list view icon in the upper right hand corner where you can expand and collapse all the arts intersections and view all the resources in one place.
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How To Build A Fact Sheet. To create a fact sheet, you'll first need to log into your Americans for the Arts website account by clicking the Log In button in the upper right hand corner.
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Click on factsheets in the website's navigation menu. There are six optional steps to complete to create your own customized fact sheet, depending on what you would like to include.
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For the first step, select up to three arts intersections you would like to focus your factsheet upon. This will filter the remaining steps to only show data relevant to those intersections. It also might take a moment for the filters to process.
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In the second step, select up to six data points to include in your fact sheet. You can click the heading of any content in the fact sheet builder at any time to view the full details.
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In step three, select up to six projects to feature in your fact sheet. You can also filter projects by state or you can filter by favorited projects.
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In step four, select up to three publications to include in your fact sheet. Again, you can filter by your favorite publications.
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And step five select up to three organizations to feature in your fact sheet. You can enter keywords to search through the organizations list.
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And step six, you can further customize your fact sheet by giving it a title, a description, and you can upload your organization's logo as well.
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When you've made your desired selections, click submit and save to be taken to your custom fact sheet. Fact sheets are available for six months after creation on the Social Impact Explorer website.
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You have multiple options for showing and using your new fact sheet. You can use the email link to send it over email. You can use the social media links to share it on social media. You can use the URL to point people directly to your fact sheet, or you can also generate a PDF version of the fact sheet to share using the formatted or accessible icons in the top left corner.
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How to add a project to the Local Projects Database. Like before, you'll need to be logged in to your Americans for the Arts account.
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Select Local Projects in the site navigation menu. From there, on the banner that says “Want to add your local project to the database?” select Submit a Project. Complete this form to the best of your ability. Help text is available below most fields to guide you through it. Once you've completed the form, click the Save button at the bottom. You'll be brought to a preview of your submitted project.
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Your project has now been submitted for review by Americans for the Arts staff and should be live in the database within 2 to 3 business days, or we may follow up to get additional details.
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How to edit an existing project in the Local Projects Database. Once again, you'll need to log into your account. Go to the Local Projects Database from the site menu.
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Browse and find the project that you would like to edit. You can utilize the filter menu to narrow down the projects shown if needed.
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Click into the project to view its full details. There will be an orange button that reads Edit Project. Click that button to be brought to the project's form where you can make any desired changes to the project. After you've made your changes, click the save button at the bottom. You'll be brought to a preview of your submitted update.
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Your edits have now been submitted for review by Americans to the art staff and should be live in the database within 2 to 3 business days.
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How to add a publication to the National Arts Publications Database. First, you'll need to log in to your account like before. Navigate to Publications in the site navigation menu, and then in the orange banner that says “Want to add a Publication to the Database?”, click “Submit an Entry for Review”.
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Complete the form to the best of your ability. Again, there will be help text below most fields to guide you along the way. When you filled out the form, click save at the bottom. You'll be brought to a preview of your submitted publication and your entry has now been submitted for review by Americans for the Arts staff and should be live in the database within 2 to 3 business days.