Does Rigorous Data Analysis Thwart Effective Storytelling by Non-Profits?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Her most controversial point was: “Rigorous data gathering and analysis can get in the way of effective storytelling by non-profits.”. Earlier this month I co-facilitated the “ Impact Leadership Track ” at the NTEN Leading Change Summit with John Kenyon, Elissa Perry, and Londell Jackson.

Cheap and Cheerful Audience Analysis for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Even more importantly, what motivates them. So, was delighted when Darren Barefoot asked if he share a guest post about how to do audience analysis. Cheap and Cheerful Audience Analysis for NGOS by Darren Barefoot. But not all kinds of audience analysis are evil.

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Breaking: Demographic Analysis of Your Instagram Audiences Is Now Possible

SocialFish

Analysis of people tagging photos with #trumpyourcat reveals 70.1% Demographics Pro has just launched their new Instagram analytics tool. Unlike other analytics tools, this one provides deep demographics (see my bold below) – not just number of followers and basic engagement metrics.

Do It Yourself: Getting Started with Data Analysis

NTEN

Anyone can learn to do good analysis. Data data analysis Food & Water Watch Jo Miles Leadership nptech nten Organizational Culture Strategy IT Staff Jo Miles. Online Engagement Strategist. Food & Water Watch.

2012 Year-End Fundraising Email Analysis

NetWits

Despite the trend that additional emails have helped increase the total number of transactions without compromising open rates, the 2012 results told a slightly different story. Email Marketing Interactive Online Fundraising eMail marketing end of year fundraising fundraising online giving

The New Unit of Analysis: Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The organization is still relevant but no longer the only unit of analysis. Click Through To Twitter Summary of Plenary. Guest post from Barbara Kibbe. The new reality of organizations as parts of networks requires another lens and different perspective.

Beyond Dashboards: Business Intelligence Tools for Program Analysis and Reporting

NTEN

More than simply graphically displaying static data, they offer trend analysis, forecasting and drill-down capabilities that can dramatically expand your insight into program performance. Patrick Yurgosky. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration. New York University. Business Intelligence tools, or "BI" tools, take the dashboard idea to the next level.

8 Strategy Basics for Nonprofit Organizations

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit Management #nptech Arts & Cultural business model data analysis Strategy What comes to mind when you think of nonprofit strategy? Multi-day retreats? Long, dry, planning documents that are unfrequently read? SWOT analyses? Heady jargon?

The $5,000 Question: Finding the Right Ask Using Predictive Data Analysis

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12ntc Data E-mail nptech nten predictive analysis predictive analytics FundraisingDaniel Atherton. Account Executive, Interactive Department. Chapman Cubine Adams + Hussey. When we ask for something a prospective donor is not prepared to give, we may not be losing much real money, but we are losing a window of opportunity to convince her to give to us.

Data drives better digital marketing for nonprofits

3rd Sector Labs

Data Analytics Data Mining data data mining digital marketing donor data fundraising data analysis search Using data to drive your digital marketing campaigns is essential. Without the discipline of data, your digital marketing success is based more on hope than strategy and execution.

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Nonprofit Marketing Research Made Simple, No Matter Your Budget

Connection Cafe

Your organization may not have the expertise to conduct a statistical analysis of survey data, but you can prepare narrative accounts of focus groups or interviews, or tally responses from a survey. Nonprofit Marketing Analytics data data analysis market research nonprofit marketing

How Marketing Automation Can Help You Better Engage Your Supporters

Connection Cafe

Analysis. If your analysis does not show the results you expected, it’s time to tweak your goals, personas or content… or all of the above! Nonprofit Marketing analysis content data analytics Donor Engagement fundraising strategy marketing automation personas

Does your charity have too much data?

3rd Sector Labs

Big Data Data Management big data communication data hoarding data management digital marketing donor data enrichment donors fundraising appeal fundraising data analysis How do you know when your organization is storing and using too much data?

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More fundraising software = more data headaches

3rd Sector Labs

CRM Data Management Data Warehouse Search data consulting data degradation data management plan data quality database donor data donor database fundraising fundraising data analysis search Technology both simplifies and complicates our lives.

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How Would You Rate Your Prospect Management System?| Part 4

Connection Cafe

At the 4 th level of 100% adoption for your prospect management system, your organization is now able to provide a deep analysis with reportings based on a sound system and full buy-in from all staff.

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It’s that time of year: your 8-step fundraising data checklist

3rd Sector Labs

Data Cleaning Data Management data cleaning data enrichment data management donor data fundraising fundraising data analysis fundraising mistakes holiday appeal September has arrived. Kids are headed back to school. Fall will be here before you know it … and so will your big year-end fundraising appeal. Are you ready? Have you completed your fundraising data checklist? What are we talking about – a fundraising DATA checklist?

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Technology, data and fundraising: is it getting too complicated?

3rd Sector Labs

CRM Data Management data cleaning data management data mining donor database fundraising data analysis We have been asking nonprofits a very important fundraising question, and getting some surprising results.

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The Ice Bucket Challenge Epilogue: Data

3rd Sector Labs

It is time for data mining, data analysis, data science. Big Data Data Acquisition Data Management Data Mining data management data mining digital marketing donor acquisition donor data fundraising fundraising data analysis

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The Magic Tweet: Crowdsourcing Opera Analysis

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by 1066. Royal Opera House is crowdsourcing the storyline for an opera on Twitter in a month's time. (Hat Hat Tip Blog Herald ). The opera will be performed throughout the weekend of Deloitte Ignite (4, 5, 6 September 2009).

How to Make a Forecast When You Feel Like You're Being Asked to Take a Guess: Sensitivity Analysis

Idealware

The reason you shouldn't say this is what those of us in the business call a ‘sensitivity analysis.’ This is key to a sensitivity analysis—you need to isolate the thing that you don't know, and define it very, very precisely. That analysis looks like this: If the increase in renewal form view rate is this.

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One very long weekend in New York City for Megan Price

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We were all there thanks to the efforts of Drew Conway, Jake Porway, and Craig Barowsky (Data without Borders’s founders) who had the crazy idea of bringing together well-intentioned data analysts and non-profits with data in need of analysis.

Fundraising data analytics – mining the gold in your own backyard

3rd Sector Labs

Big Data Data Analytics Data Management Data Mining Data Warehouse big data data quality donor data fundraising fundraising data analysis fundraising mistakes Fundraising data analytics is becoming more popular – and more necessary in today’s philanthropy marketplace.

PostPlanner tells you instantly what time of day to post on your Facebook Page

John Haydon

Now Facebook Insights does allow you to download a CSV file and figure this out manually, but it takes a while to prepare the data for analysis (date posted and time posted live in the same cell – yuk). Facebook analysis facebook pages insights postplanner

Nonprofits and Big Data: An inside look at how the Ad Council is leveraging data for social change

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2314ntc big data Data data analysis Leadership nptech nten Communications Anastasia Goodstein. Vice President, Digital. The Ad Council. Big data” has been a big buzzword for a while now. But how can nonprofits actually leverage their data (big or not so big)? The Ad Council plans to share our approach at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference. Big data” has been a big buzzword for a while now. But how can nonprofits actually leverage their data (big or not so big)?

Knight Foundation | Reporter Analysis

AFP Blog

Knight Foundation | Reporter Analysis : "We asked our partner, Monitor Institute, to take a critical look at the role of networks in community life. Our lens was apolitical. We were not looking for prescriptions for how citizens and government should interact. Rather, we were interested in the potential of networks—to create stronger bonds or to split us apart.

Which Social Networking Analysis Term Best Describes Virgin America?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is a post to help me identify what I don't know about social network analysis and mapping tools with the hope that you'll fill in the gaps in the comments. How would you describe Virgin America in social networking analysis and mapping terminology? .

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10 Hidden Gems In Google Analytics: Smart Web Data Analysis

AFP Blog

10 Hidden Gems In Google Analytics: Smart Web Data Analysis : "The 80/20 rule applies to our use of web analytics tools as well. Most of us use just a small amount of power our tools contain." ''via Blog this

Which Facebook Insights metrics matter to your nonprofit?

John Haydon

Facebook analysis facebook insights insights measurement nonprofits roiNow that Facebook has rolled out the new Insights to all Pages , you’re probably wondering what some of these new metrics mean. But you’re also wondering which ones really matter.

Google+ is here. What now?

SocialFish

As you can imagine, we’re exploring Google+ and reading a lot of analysis about what its effects will be, for individuals and eventually for businesses. Bonus: A really good list of the most useful analysis blog posts out there by Shel Holtz, and, below, the G+ theme.

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Analysis of Network for Good's Online Giving Study | Nonprofit.

NonProfit Trends

The Self-Taught Analytics Professional

Connection Cafe

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Forget everything you thought you knew about the homepage — Tech News and Analysis

AFP Blog

Forget everything you thought you knew about the homepage — Tech News and Analysis : ''via Blog this

2010 Online Giving Trends

NonProfit Trends

The 2010 Online Giving Report combines findings from The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving with additional multi-year giving data to provide the most comprehensive analysis of online giving trends in the nonprofit sector. All sectors in the analysis, with the exception of International Affairs, had their largest online giving month of the year in December. The median online gift of $1,000 or more was $1,250 and the largest amount given online in the analysis was $100,000.

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What a Difference a Prompt Makes. Simple Analysis of a Participatory Exhibit Element

Museum 2.0

I am fascinated by the incredible differences in what people contribute based on format and phrasing of the invitation to participate.

Getting Technology to Work for Your Evaluation Needs

NTEN

Data data analysis data culture evaluation IT Staff Laura Beals. Director of Evaluation. Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Boston. Your guide to choosing a database your evaluation goals can love. A few months ago, I asked, “ Are You an Accidental Evaluator ?”

Growth in Giving Database Offers Behavior Analysis

Donor Search

Fundraising is all about donors. That seems obvious. And yet, for the longest time executives at charities and the fundraising profession didn’t have basic information about some of the most obvious and fundamental aspects of fundraising. How well do we retain donors?

Flipboard launches custom curation tools, wants to unleash your inner magazine editor — Tech News and Analysis

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Flipboard launches custom curation tools, wants to unleash your inner magazine editor — Tech News and Analysis

Twitter experiences connectivity issues on Inauguration Day — Tech News and Analysis

AFP Blog

Twitter experiences connectivity issues on Inauguration Day — Tech News and Analysis

2008 donorCentrics Internet Giving Benchmarking Analysis

NetWits

Target Analytics , a Blackbaud Company, has released the 2008 donorCentrics™ Internet Giving Benchmarking Analysis. The report is featured in today's edition of The New York Times and covers some of its many findings. This is a follow-up to the groundbreaking 2006 report and provides insights into the online and offline trends of donors.

Measuring Digital Maturity

NTEN

Data data analysis Communications Andrew Blackmore. Director of Marketing & Analytics. Velir. Why your nonprofit needs to focus on the right data, and how to know what that it. As digital marketing technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, organizations are making large investments to keep up with new innovations; it’s more important for them than ever to measure the progress and impact of their digital programs.