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Integrated Analytics Drives Success

BWF Insight launched our 8th annual survey of the fundraising analytics community in May 2017. We sought to discover the trends in analytics methodology, applications, and tools popular with today’s analysts, paying special attention to the impact across the industry. We received responses from across the United States, Canada, and Europe from data practitioners working […]

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Working with Data in R – Part I: Basics

What is R? R is an extremely powerful statistical & data analysis tool that can help you do your work more efficiently, enable you to perform advanced analyses for a large number of applications, and the new skills will impress your boss and colleagues! R is already widely-used in academic and business circles, and is […]

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Can Machine Learning Crack This 4,000-Year-Old Mystery?

Be sure to check out this fascinating article about some cutting edge machine learning being used to decode the language used by the 4,000-year-old Indus Valley Civilization! For more than a century, thousands of examples of Indus “seals” – small tablets with a few symbols accompanied by some sort of animal – have been found […]

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NFL Data Visualization

Love football and the NFL? What about data visualization? Check out a map that shows NFL fans across the country. There are a couple interesting teams that span huge, different sections of the country (Dallas, Pittsburgh) and also teams that dominate particular regions (Minnesota, Green Bay, New England), and interesting multi-team states (Florida, California, North Carolina). […]

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What Can a $23M Drug Bust Teach Us About Predictive Modeling?

At the end of August, news broke about a record-setting drug bust in Australia that caught world-wide attention. Three Canadians were allegedly caught trying to smuggle $23M worth of cocaine (about 200lbs!) into Australia via a cruise ship they had been traveling on. What’s the connection between this amazing story and the world of fundraising […]

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Introducing BWF Insight

Bentz Whaley Flessner is pleased to announce a new consolidated division providing services in prospect development and analytics—BWF Insight. After ten years of success, BWF is retiring the name of its analytics practice, Donorcast, and combining forces with its strong team in prospect development to provide a comprehensive service approach for modern pipeline management and organizational infrastructure. […]

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Client Advisory – The Growing Impact of Fundraising Analytics

Bentz Whaley Flessner’s sixth annual survey of the fundraising analytics community reveals the expanded use and growing impact of analytics to support fundraising activity. Survey participants from across the United States, Canada, and Europe provided information on staffing, analytics applications, techniques being employed, and the overall impact analytics has on fundraising. Several of the key […]

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BWF Points of Pratice – The Expansion of Fundraising Analytics

In this issue of Points of Practice, the Bentz Whaley Flessner analytics team presents results of its sixth annual survey of the fundraising analytics community. Results demonstrate the significant and positive impact of analytics across our industry, the maturation and continued development of the analytics professional, and a wider variety of the uses of analytics […]

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Fundraising Analytics Survey Results

Bentz Whaley Flessner is pleased to release the results of the Fifth Annual Fundraising Analytics Survey. Over the past decade, the data sciences took the development world by storm. From predictive modeling for identifying prospects to smart segmentation and strategic decision making, analytics has earned its spot as a core competency of the modern fundraising […]

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