Terrible Chart Tuesday – What do you think of this chart?

Part of Excel Dashboard design and development should be to know what is right and what is just wrong with a chart or dashboard.  So I decided to start another on-going series called “Terrible Chart Tuesday’s”


Here is what you need to do:

1) Review The Chart Presented

2) Determine what is Right and what is Wrong with the Chart

3) Determine how you would change the chart

4) Add Your Comments in the Comments Section at the bottom of the article


Extra Credit Points:

a) Send me any bad charts and dashboards that you see in your everyday life that we can use in our next Terrible Chart Tuesday


Sound fun?  I hope you think so.  I also think that we will ALL learn lots of dashboard and chart design ideas and best practices by sharing our thoughts.


Here is our first chart.  Recently, while reviewing my church’s weekly bulletin, I saw this chart.  It represents how the church’s budget is fairing when it comes to donations collected during mass.

Terrible Chart Tuesday


I think that there are at least 2 critical issues with this chart.  What do you think?  Let me know in the comments below.  I will tell you the 2 critical chart issues that I see in the comments on Friday.  I can’t wait to read your thoughts as well.


NOTE: I moderate all comments, so your comment will be sent to me and I will approve it as quickly as possible.  So don’t worry if you don’t see it on the website right away.  This helps me manage all the spam that is sent to me on the blog.

Thanks and I look forward to getting all your wonderful comments.