Forbes contributor Jason Bloomberg recently wrote about big data themes emerging from the Strata+Hadoop World conference, held at the end of September in New York. The conference bills itself as a deep dive into emerging techniques and technologies between cutting edge science and business fundamentals. Particularly, it serves as a venue for speakers and vendors […]
After many years of analyzing nonprofits going into campaigns, we’ve seen three primary drivers for achieving substantial increases in production. Simply put these are who we see, how we see them, and who sees them. In other words portfolio composition for the frontline, more effective fundraiser activity, and larger, better aligned frontline fundraiser teams. Although […]
Client Advisory – July 22, 2011 Frequently, clients ask us to outline the best metrics for managing the important work of fundraising. Our first response to such questions is always, “why?”. We are not questioning the validity of the request, but rather the goal of the metrics. As with any field, there are infinite ways […]
Today’s guest blogger is Joshua Birkholz, author of “Fundraising Analytics: Using Data to Guide Strategy”. Josh is a leader in the analytics field and is passionate about its applications for fundraising. Only 10 short years ago, the word, “analytics,” was barely in the vocabulary. You could count the fundraising analytics professionals on one hand. Sure […]
To Join the Online Briefing: click HERE Entry Code: strategyPerhaps e.e. cummings best described the prevailing approach to fundraising strategy in Seeker of Truth. But sometimes what is common is not what is best. To celebrate Analytics month at Ben…
Chris Cannon is the first in a series of guest bloggers. Chris is widely recognized as a leader in development operations. Special Guest Blogger: Chris Cannon, Author of “An Executive’s Guide to Fundraising Operations” Exceptional fundraising requires discipline and focus on the “big rocks.” You may have heard the story: a professor stands before her […]
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AFP/ Wiley Radio The Nonprofit Coach w/ Ted Hart (Joshua M. Birkholz – Fundraising Analytics Expert) Noon EST Today, March 15, 2011Click to join
Integrating High-Tech and High-Touch Approaches to Expand Your Fundraising Base
In this issue of Bentz Whaley Flessner’s Points of Practice, author Thomas W. Grabau discusses how to track the right major gift metrics for the best donor results.
Tips and techniques for effective cold calling of donors and prospects.