Analysis: Pivot tables

I have been playing around with the pivot_table function in the Python package, pandas.  The reason for this is because I was using groupby and wanted to see the difference in functionality and how it could impact my work. Using the pivot_table function is a lot like PivotTables that you may have used or seen in […]

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Tech Nonprofit Collaborates with Organizations to Maximize Impact

Here is a great read and podcast featuring Jake Porway, the founder of DataKind, a nonprofit that connects nonprofits to technologists to solve problems.  The article and podcast focuses on data beyond  spreadsheets or funder reports, how it can be used in the social sector, and how collaboration can help solve challenging problems. Here is […]

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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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Kaggle and Collaboration

Last week I went to an interesting Meetup session called, “What Kaggle Learned from 2+ million models?” hosted by the Statistical Programming DC group and Data Science DC group.  Anthony Goldbloom, the CEO and Co-Founder of Kaggle spoke about some interesting  data projects that Kaggle had facilitated, how competition results are used, and discussed methods used to win […]

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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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