by Emma Hinke on January 17, 2019 in Bentz Whaley Flessner Healthcare fundraising presents unique challenges, particularly relating to the prospect pipeline. Unlike educational institutions with naturally engaged alumni populations, most healthcare organizations and foundations have only a kernel of highly engaged and well-known prospects, donors, volunteers, and patrons. Outside of that kernel, however, the universe of constituents expands rapidly. … Continue reading The Popped Kernel: Grateful Patient Dynamic Scoring
Prospect research professionals spend much of their time uncovering or confirming a prospect’s wealth, but what happens when research finds something concerning or that could negatively impact a prospect’s philanthropic capacity? Are researchers tracking or notifying fundraisers of prospects’ layoffs, divorces, or even criminal charges? The BWF Insight Research team has completed thousands of capacity … Continue reading Keeping up with the Joneses: Downgrading Capacity Ratings
by Alexander Oftelie Today nonprofits of every mission and size continue to leverage analytics to inform individual constituent persona behavior, predict outcomes of campaigns, and assess program performance. The benefit of fundraising analytics for them is foundational: apply individual-level insights to large populations. Any fundraiser could filter through a list of 100 known names and identify … Continue reading Using Analytics to Uncover the Personas within your Constituency
We are currently experiencing a glut of worldwide sports entertainment with the World Cup wrapping up this weekend, the 105th edition of Le Tour de France cycling race throughout the month of July, and the Wimbledon tennis championships all taking place simultaneously. To help keep pace with every minute-by-minute development, we've found 2 excellent data … Continue reading 2 Fantastic Examples of Visualizing Sports Data
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The Nonprofit Quarterly writes this month about the robust fundraising growth trend seen by American theatres from 2013 to 2016. While strategic partnership with corporate, government, and foundation entities continue to be key funding sources, Stuart Miller, writing for American Theatre, offers the following insights into recent success: Increased sophistication in campaign and strategic planning among … Continue reading Theatres Enjoy Robust Fundraising Growth with Dynamic Modeling
If you're joining your coworkers in the time-honored workplace tradition of Secret Santa this holiday season, look no further than this R function to improve efficiency and have a bit of fun too! For those who may not be familiar with this particular holiday tradition, a group of people get together and everyone purchases a … Continue reading Improving your office Secret Santa with R (yes, really!)
Around the BWF Insight offices, the start of the NHL regular season is a BIG deal. Huge. So we were very excited to see this post from the good folks at SportsNet. The analysis hinges on combining three separate models into an ensemble of regular season performance for each team across the league (yes, even … Continue reading 2017-2018 NHL Predictions!
IEEE Spectrum, the IEEE's magazine and website for engineering and applied sciences professionals, wrote last month about 2017's Top Programming Languages. Data journalist Nick Diakopolous combined 12 metrics from ten online sources to rank 48 programming languages in an interactive online format. The biggest finding? Python jumped to the top spot this year, after having … Continue reading Python among 2017’s top programming languages
It is interesting to see how the art and science of fundraising works and how data is gaining more traction in the nonprofit space. Check out this article from HuffPost about nonprofits using data to reach their fundraising goals. To learn more about how the BWF Insight team uses data and analytics to help fundraisers all around … Continue reading Data All Around Us