think-cell PowerPoint & Excel Charting Add-in

Verité would like to acknowledge think-cell for the use of their software to quickly create impressive business presentations. They offer their software for free to academic or nonprofit organizations, given that they only use the software for education, public research, or their direct nonprofit core operations.

What is think-cell?
think-cell is a Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel add-in with dozens of features that enable users to easily create complex data-driven charts, maintain a presentation’s structure with auto-updating agendas, and consistently round numbers in Excel sheets. Using think-cell, it is possible to create professional charts such as waterfalls, Marimekkos, and GANTTS within a few minutes, and to further automatically update them directly from linked Excel data. The agenda-building capability is similarly automated—maintaining a complete agenda in PowerPoint functions in the same manner as a table of contents in a good word processor. The Excel add-in enables consistently rounded numbers across both complex calculations and multiple work sheets.

For detailed information on think-cell and its features, or to get a better idea of how it works, please visit

How our team members are currently using think-cell:
This tool allows us to save time on certain program activities so we can focus on our core goal of providing the knowledge and tools to eliminate the most serious labor and human rights abuses in global supply chains. Some examples of how we have used think-cell:

  • Generating insightful assessment results needed for action planning to improve worker grievance systems
  • Development of helpful graphs in training materials
  • Improving productivity in slide development
  • Visual representations of assessments for internal budgeting, capacity, and project outcomes

If you are a Verité staff member or consultant doing work for Verité that would be improved by this product, please contact Jenn Stachnik (Accounting & IT Director) to obtain a copy of the think-cell license key.