10 Hidden Gems In Google Analytics: Smart Web Data Analysis

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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

The Ice Bucket Challenge Epilogue: Data

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Let me offer one piece of advice: let’s not get distracted by the story and instead focus on the epilogue – the Ice Bucket Epilogue: it’s about the data. It’s true – Mashable reported this amazing data milestone in September. It’s all about the data. From “Found Money” to “Found Data” With the $100M windfall came something just as important – 2.4 That data is the Ice Bucket Challenge Epilogue.

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Does your charity have too much data?

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How do you know when your organization is storing and using too much data? In fact, being in the nonprofit data services business, we get asked lots of questions about how to obtain more donor data, better data, the right data. Few customers ask us “When is there too much data?” Let’s use donor data for our discussion. Too much data vs data hoarding. There is a difference between too much data and hoarding data.

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More fundraising software = more data headaches

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Let’s face it … there is a direct relationship between the number of fundraising software systems we are using and the data problems we are creating for ourselves. More fundraising software = more data headaches. All that, and we aren’t touching on the implications of accounting, systems integrations, data warehousing, ad hoc databases, and search. Second, nonprofits are not littered with technology experts and data scientists.

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Fundraising data analytics – mining the gold in your own backyard

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Fundraising data analytics is becoming more popular – and more necessary in today’s philanthropy marketplace. Nicole Wallace at The Chronicle of Philanthropy wrote a terrific piece this week, ‘Fundraisers Reap Millions by Using Data Gold Mine’ Fundraising data analytics is the equivalent of mining the gold in our own nonprofit backyards. Admittedly, for many of us in the sector, the very mention of ‘data analytics’ sounds intimidating.

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

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Have you completed your fundraising data checklist? What are we talking about – a fundraising DATA checklist? But as we have pointed out before via a cataloguing of more than 150 recommendations for improving fundraising appeals , most charities are making the same common fundraising mistake they made last year, and the year before – bad data management. Because data is boring. Fundraising data has many touch-points throughout your organization.

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Data drives better digital marketing for nonprofits

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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. Our corporate marketers understand the criticality of data all too well, especially retailers. For example, Epsilon, a consumer brand loyalty expert, published a short report on using data to build customer loyalty. Use small data (i.e. Data and story-telling.

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10 Donor Data Migration Decisions: Q&A with Gary Carr

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Third Sector Labs recently presented a data migration webinar with host Bloomerang. The topic – “10 Decisions You Will Face with Any Donor Data Migration” – focused on preparing for your next CRM or data migration while addressing 10 tough decisions nonprofits encounter along the way. As always, if you have questions about a donor data migration project, or any of your nonprofit data needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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

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What about access to great data that helps us to understand the outcomes being produced by our programs and to know our donors and their interests better? Isn’t all this technology and data helping? Working with a partner, 2Dialog , we have been co-hosting a webinar series “Drive Your Fundraising Success with Strategy, Smart Technology and Better Data” The message of the program centers on the need to align strategy, tech and data.

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How data science is helping charities save lives and their budgets — Tech News and Analysis

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How data science is helping charities save lives and their budgets — Tech News and Analysis : The problem is that many of these efforts have been of the volunteer variety. A meaningful, sustained effort by nonprofit agencies to optimize their operations with data is likely going to require a serious investment in both people and technology. To butcher the old proverb: Even if they learn to fish with data, nonprofits still need to buy the right gear and get out on the water

Benefits of skills gap analysis tools for employees needs

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Skills gap analysis tools can be a benefit for both managers and employees. This tool improves employee competency and provides essential data for decision making

Three Factors to Consider Before Using Big Data Analysis Tools

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Exploring Data for Impact

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The world is undergoing a data revolution, and the social sector is no exception. Social enterprises are collecting more and more data: data about social problems; data about intervention outcomes; data for collective impact; data for learning; data for dashboards to better operate their enterprises; data for funders; and the list goes on. Yet, social enterprises arent typically made up of data geeks.

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Big Data and Predictive Analysis: What Every Small Business Needs to Know

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Big data is not just for the big companies. Big data has been around for quite some time, but it may seem like an elusive jargon to you. With explosion of real-time data applications, it is but obvious that a huge amount of data is accumulated in various applications. Large businesses were quick to realize the value of this treasure trove and deployed various data analytics techniques to discover trends and gain insights

Solving the Nonprofit Data Paradox

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In the Age of Big Data, countless companies are turning their wealth of data into an extremely valuable asset. Unfortunately, the same is not true for many nonprofits and their data. In my bestselling book, Data Driven Nonprofits , I call this the Nonprofit Data Paradox: the more you have of something valuable, the less valuable it becomes. In the book , I explore how nonprofits struggle with maximizing the value in their data. The data piles up and up.

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Solved! The Nonprofit Data Mystery

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Any discussion about nonprofit data or analytics reminds me of Poe’s “The Purloined Letter” because so many organizations have a very valuable asset left out in plain sight. The data nonprofits have is often overlooked and undervalued by them. Everything begins with data quality. Because we often call it “ data hygiene ,” people tend to tune it out. That’s why I prefer to call it “data health.” The results of the analysis were troubling.

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Do It Yourself: Getting Started with Data Analysis

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Anyone can learn to do good analysis. Working with data doesn’t have to be hard, but it can be intimidating when you’re starting out. It’s not true, and you need to un-learn that lesson if it’s scaring you away from your data. Data data analysis Food & Water Watch Jo Miles Leadership nptech nten Organizational Culture Strategy IT Staff Jo Miles. Online Engagement Strategist. Food & Water Watch.

Using Nonprofit Data to Find Your Next Major Donor

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The key is moving from simply collecting data to actually leveraging your nonprofit’s data in the right ways. Here are three important components to thinking like a data driven nonprofit : Find Meaning in Your Nonprofit Data. They analyzed petabytes of data and something popped in the results: Pop-Tarts. Their answers were likely to be anecdotal in nature and we should know by now that the plural of anecdote is not data.

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Attention nonprofits: We don’t know our donor data!

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Understanding data is critically important to success in any business. Unfortunately, data can be boring, even confusing. Many nonprofits don’t know their donor data. If we don’t know our donor data, how can we effectively plan a fundraising appeal? So, how do we know that nonprofits don’t know their donor data? Data degrades. For starters, ALL data degrades over time. Less than 5% of the advice focused on technology and/or data.

What’s up with consumer data privacy?

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The topic of consumer data privacy is getting more and more attention in the media and on Capitol Hill. The topic of consumer data privacy has had the attention of Capitol Hill for some time. A few months back, we provided an update on steps taken by Senator Rockefeller’s Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation to expand its investigation into the data brokerage industry. More specifically, it’s about consumer data. Is big data bad?

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Detailed Accurate Data = Strategy

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You can have all the data in the world but if it is not accurate or documented then it can be of very little use to you. Most CRM databases have the ability to track and store an enormous amount of data but unless you can link it to helping you in being strategic in segmenting out your database or implementing strategies then it is only taking up space. For example do you have birth dates or email addresses and if not you may want to consider a data appends for these items.

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Fundraising strategy, technology and data Q&A with Chris Goodman and Gary Carr

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The topic – “Drive Your Fundraising Success with Strategy, Smart Technology and Better Data” – focused on the importance of aligning fundraising strategy, technology and a data in order to maximize the efficiencies of all three. Unfortunately, not every fundraising strategy, technology and data question could be answered, and so we wanted to share more of the Q&A here. How do we get “better data”?

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EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends

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By better empowering them to use actionable data and innovative tools, we help them to do more good,” said EveryAction CEO Stu Trevelyan. DonorTrends uses actionable data and analytics to empower nonprofits to raise more money and retain more donors. They give fundraisers the tools to turn data into dollars. We help fundraisers generate more revenue today and thrive in a data driven future.

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Prescriptive Analytics for Nonprofits—How Data Technology Can Transform the Way We Work

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Data is changing how our world operates. As the collection of data becomes ubiquitous and seamless and the analysis of data more powerful, it is changing every aspect of our lives. When people throw around buzzwords like Big Data, Data Science, or Artificial Intelligence , one of the things they talk about is the power of predictive analytics. Similarly, data science methods can help us engage in continuous learning.

Do It Yourself: Getting Started with Data Analysis

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Anyone can learn to do good analysis. Working with data doesn’t have to be hard, but it can be intimidating when you’re starting out. It’s not true, and you need to un-learn that lesson if it’s scaring you away from your data Jo Miles. Online Engagement Strategist. Food & Water Watch. Most of us were taught that math is hard and numbers are confusing.

Harnessing Big Data to Sustain Peer-to-Peer Revenue Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Data scientists and epidemiologists are working hard to use a vast amount of data to impact the pandemic. They are using big data to predict disease spread, artificial intelligence to predict which patients will need the most care , and machine learning to develop treatments. Data science will play a critical role in saving lives, but it also has other uses, some of which can help us navigate P2P during these unpredictable times. Big data can help sustain P2P revenue.

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A Few Good Statistical Analysis Tools

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Whether your organization needs to measure its programmatic success or expand its donor base, statistical analysis software can help nonprofits become more data-driven and accountable. If your software budget is tight and your statistical analysis needs are basic, consider Excel. Windows users can install the built-in Analysis Toolpak, but Excel for the Mac OS now requires a free downloadable add-on, like Statplus: Mac LE.

Data Appends: A Guide for Your Nonprofit

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Data scientists and prospect researchers on the nonprofit payroll are working side by side to mine data within the nonprofit’s information system and create models that predict who is likely to give—and who is not. Adding highly skilled staff to do this analysis is expensive, but stretches the precious fundraising budget in the long run by making the development work more efficient and effective. Top 20 Data Appends for Nonprofits.

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Big Data and Big Benefits for YOU!

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If you didn’t get a chance to go to the American Public Gardens Association (APGA) conference in Minneapolis last month, and you were not able to attend the “Big Data” presentation that I did with two of our esteemed Target Analytics clients, Tracie Barham at San Diego Botanic Garden, and Jill Koski at Morten Arboretum, let me recount the highlights! “Big data” has been a “big topic” for quite some time now. What does big data mean?

A New Landing Page, Just for Fundraisers

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Fundraising professionals often have enormous workloads, so it's critical that they're able to quickly access top-line data about their various fundraising channels and easily accomplish related tasks. Using the Fundraising Management Landing Page in EveryAction, it's easier than ever to view this data, access critical lists of top donors, search for specific contacts, analyze campaign performance, and more.

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Typical Twitter user is a young woman with an iPhone & 208 followers — Tech News and Analysis

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Typical Twitter user is a young woman with an iPhone & 208 followers — Tech News and Analysis : witter’s endless funnel of data is producing an equally endless series of studies — including on Twitter itself. In “An Exhaustive Study of Twitter Users Around the World,” analytics firm Beevolve claims to have crunched data from 36 million Twitter profiles.

5 Foundation Trends for 2019: Conquering the Unknown with the Help of Data

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Here are the five trends I see having the most impact on foundations in this coming year, starting with these new potential partners: Partnerships and Data. A key piece to understanding those root causes as well as coordinating an effective response will be an increased focus on data. Foundations should aim to have the necessary data in their hands before meeting with partners so that an optimal program is in place from the beginning to achieve your desired outcomes.

Data in the Wind | 4 Options for Fine-Tuning Old Data

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You probably have data that’s in the same shape as my old guitar. Using that data for an analysis or a campaign is like me trying to play that guitar without fixing her up. I attended several sessions at bbcon 2015 about data-driven decision making. Regardless of whether you’re an art museum, a hospital, or some completely different type of organization, data and algorithms have a tendency to outperform human intuition in a wide variety of circumstances.

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Nonprofit Marketing Tips: Disadvantages of Data Co-Ops

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data analytics data analysis for nonprofits TechnologyAnalytics are becoming increasingly key to how marketing functions in the digital age. Good analytics can be especially invaluable when it comes to working on development campaigns for nonprofit organizations. Whether you’re mounting a completely digital campaign or a traditional direct mail effort , ask string analytics are invaluable in terms of gaining insights into donor habits and giving potential.

Big Data Means More Than Big Profits

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This post originally appeared as part of an online debate about How Big Data Can Have a Social Impact, which the Harvard Business Review Blog Network hosted jointly with the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship. Big Data is all the rage in Silicon Valley. But can Big Data also create positive social change? Massive amounts of data are collected on the pollution in our cities and the changes in our climate. Talk about Big Data!

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“Donor retention by the numbers”: Q&A with Caity Craver and Gary Carr

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The topic – “Donor Retention by the Numbers: Demystifying the Leaky Bucket” – focused on how to properly measure donor retention and then use that data to drive improved fundraising results. As always, if you have questions about your nonprofit data, please don’t hesitate to contact us. . Does data quality really impact the accuracy of growth scores? The opposite is true, but poor data quality skews the results.

Beyond Dashboards: Business Intelligence Tools for Program Analysis and Reporting

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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. With a good BI tool, you can combine data from multiple sources, view it from different perspectives and distribute it more easily. Beyond simple reporting, BI tools allow a more comprehensive analysis of your organization’s data 1. PublishDate: June 2012.

Getting Serious About Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Data with Predictive Analytics

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If you’re like most peer-to-peer fundraising (P2P) staff, you’re drowning in data. We’re very serious about our data in P2P! Ironically if we consider the use of MORE data – just different data than we’re used to – we can bring our focus back to our constituents. First, let’s take a look at how we’ve been using data in P2P and the direction we’re heading. This type of analysis has served us fairly well to date. What’s not to love about this newfound data?

Analytics: It’s About More Than Just the Data

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For brevity let’s decide that it is about technology, techniques and processes for understanding what’s in your data and driving your business practices. Analytics can help to determine trends, prescribe actions and responses, and provide a solid foundation for data-driven decision making. In order for the true benefit of analytics to be achieved, your entire organization needs key decision makers who embrace the gathering, analyzing and frequent reviewing of data.

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.

Nonprofit Marketing Research Made Simple, No Matter Your Budget

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Cleary defining the research question will keep your research from becoming unfocused, and will increase the decision-making usefulness of the data you obtain. Go online to find trade association reports, government data, academic research, and databases such as CPANDA. However, the most valuable data for your non-profit must be collected yourself, but this is do-able using common market research methods, which I describe below.

Is Your Organization Prepared to Dodge Donor Data Disasters?

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This is where your historical coding and a little extra analysis will help. Divide Your Data – First, pull the episodic donors by the coding parameter used during the event. Nonprofit Management Analytics coding data analytics data segmentation disaster relief nonprofit accounting segmentationGiving during episodic events, such as to the recent devastating earthquake in Nepal, is truly extraordinary.

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

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Big data” has been a big buzzword for a while now. But how can nonprofits actually leverage their data (big or not so big)? Big data” has been a big buzzword for a while now. But how can nonprofits actually leverage their data (big or not so big)? 2314ntc big data Data data analysis Leadership nptech nten Communications Anastasia Goodstein. Vice President, Digital. The Ad Council.

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