Some simple stats over 500K German non-profits

Data shows some interesting regional differences

I made this in 2014 as part of a bigger project. Recently I saw something similar and thought, why not to dig it out and show it again.

Where does the data come from?

Back then in 2014 we wrote a Scraper who collected info about non-profit organizations in Germany. The data used here mostly comes from It does only uses the name of the non-profit to build the graphics. So the thematic matching might not be always very strong.
Anyway some interesting things can be shown.
The categories in the wordcloud are made by hand. After defining the semantics of each category we took each word and counted its occurrence in the database. No complicated data-science, just some basic counting.
Anyway I think the data and the presentation is interesting enough to show it.

How to use it

  1. Choose a topic
  2. Click on a word in the Word-Cloud
  3. Click on a county in the map to get the exact/totals numbers