A colleague recently told me about a conference call with staffers from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; for them, infographics were the current “holy grail” in evaluation. They don’t just talk about it either, as the Foundation’s site includes some very nice examples. Infographics can be highly effective additions to a non-profit organization’s evaluation and research presentations. They can add warmth, tell a story, and communicate complex results intuitively. Moreover, not all infographics cost a lot of money to create. Here’s a list of some of the best tools and resources on infographics available right now. However, be warned – not all infographics are helpful – poorly created ones can cause your organization to lose credibility. Proceed with care and test drive them on a couple of people who aren’t familiar with your work to see what message your inforgraphics actually convey before going public.