This type of analysis describes relationships among different variables, such as organizational traits and the organizations described by those traits. As seen in the sample below, the traits are noted by lines or “vectors”, while the organizations are noted by points. The placement of lines and points were determined by a statistical technique called discriminate-function analysis. The length of a vector represents a trait’s ability to distinguish among the organizations mapped. The longer the vector, the stronger the role it plays in distinguishing between the international charities.