Decision Science

Information about data science, surveying, modeling, and metrics

Predictive-modeling

The Importance of Refreshing Predictive Models

At its core, predictive models represent a snapshot in time. It is critically important that predictive models be monitored, evaluated, and refreshed on a regular basis. Unfortunately, only a small number of top-level fundraising teams operate under this paradigm.

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The 2020 aasp Survey Summary

The 2020 aasp Survey Summary

BWF partnered with aasp and Lindauer Global on an industry survey to capture career and talent themes within advancement services. With an expanded reach and focus on individual advancement services careers, this survey’s key findings highlight the differing perspectives and areas of opportunity.

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2020 Fundraising Analytics Survey

2020 Fundraising Analytics Survey

Analytics and data science have entered a new chapter in fundraising: widespread adoption, thriving production, and a constant drive to innovate. This full video report discusses 2020’s fundraising analytics survey results highlighting key findings.

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BWF Response to JAMA Survey Findings

BWF Response to JAMA Survey Findings

Philanthropy has been and continues to be a pillar in our country’s healthcare and academic medical institutions and organizations. BWF addresses its own views, insights, and survey results in comparison to the recent JAMA study’s findings regarding philanthropy in healthcare.

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BWF Shares Giving USA 2020 Highlights

BWF Shares Giving USA 2020 Highlights

Giving USA is a valuable source of information and data reporting for the philanthropic sector. In a short video, BWF provides key findings and highlights from the Giving USA 2020 Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2019.

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Principal Gifts: Why Malcolm Gladwell is Only Half Right

Principal Gifts: Why Malcolm Gladwell is Only Half Right

In the decade since the 2009 recession, giving has grown at unprecedented levels. During this time period, charities with business models aligned with high net-worth donors have seen the greatest period of growth.

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BWF’s 2019 Healthcare Survey Results Released

BWF’s 2019 Healthcare Survey Results Released

Our 2019 Healthcare Survey, What the Affluent Think About Giving to Healthcare, is designed to keep you informed of the trends and attitudes regarding healthcare giving.

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Grateful Patient Dynamic Scoring

The Popped Kernel: Grateful Patient Dynamic Scoring

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.

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Seeing the World as Our Constituents Do

From Actions to Journeys—Seeing the World as Our Constituents Do

Journey analytics provides us the opportunity to combine our singular insights and create insight at scale to not only match the size of our constituency but the depth and length of their relationships with us.

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