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Q&A with the JDRF Illinois Chapter: Using Data to Diversify and Grow the Nonprofit’s Supporter Base

by Ola T.

As part of the nonprofit team at Civis, I have the opportunity to help mission-driven organizations work more effectively using data. Working with the JDRF Illinois Chapter was no different. JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research, with a mission to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. JDRF’s grassroots approach...

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It was #AlwaysTrump

It was #AlwaysTrump

by Nick A.

Tuesday night all but officially certified Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president. While Cruz and Kasich’s announcements were surprising to many (including us), they confirm what the data has been telling us since we started polling on the Republican primary in August of last year: Donald Trump was always going to be the nominee. The time-series above shows...

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Q&A with Brian Reich of The Hive on using data to engage individuals on the refugee crisis, beyond donations

Q&A with Brian Reich of The Hive on using data to engage individuals on the refugee crisis, beyond donations

by Kelly K.

Coming out of college, I was lucky to have the opportunity to work on the Obama 2012 re-election campaign. After we worked to re-elect our President, I honestly didn’t know how to follow that in my career. I wanted to keep using my background in mathematics to work for social good, but wasn’t sure what to do. Before I even...

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Grace Hopper Celebration Impact Report

Grace Hopper Celebration Impact Report

by Scarlett S.

As a woman in tech, I was psyched to join my colleagues Katie Malone, Jenna Colazzi, Emily Stephens, Kate Pham, and April Chen at the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), the world’s leading gathering of women technologists hosted every year by the Anita Borg Institute. The conference included talks by the likes of YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, robotics expert Professor...

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Connect the Civis Platform to Google Sheets: Let Your Drive Be Part of Your Data-Driven Culture

Connect the Civis Platform to Google Sheets: Let Your Drive Be Part of Your Data-Driven Culture

by Civis Analytics

Civis Analytics helps organizations across sectors use data science to improve outcomes. While working across multiple engagements and sectors, we’ve determined the most successful organizations invite their entire team to participate in building a data-driven culture by setting every employee’s sights on central metrics. Many of these successful organizations complement big data with Google Sheets, as they allow employees outside...

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The Republican Primary So Far, in One GIF

The Republican Primary So Far, in One GIF

by Nick A.

Today, the New York Times featured some of our polling data and proprietary algorithm results and their implications for the Republican primary race ““ a mostly under-the-hood look at Donald Trump’s coalition. We wanted to give a bit of a different look at the same data at a local level, showing how support for the Republican candidates has changed over...

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The Medicaid Counterfactual: How we ran the simulation

The Medicaid Counterfactual: How we ran the simulation

by Civis Analytics

Last week, after the first article about our work on predicting the uninsured went out the Upshot posed an interesting question to Civis and Enroll: could we run a simulation wherein all states expanded Medicaid? To understand how we did this, it helps to take a step back to understand a bit about our methodology. We interviewed thousands of people...

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Obamacare: Who Was Helped Most

Obamacare: Who Was Helped Most

by Civis Analytics

“Now a large set of data “” from Enroll America, the group trying to sign up people for the program, and from the data firm Civis Analytics “” is allowing a much clearer picture. The data shows that the law has done something rather unusual in the American economy this century: It has pushed back against inequality, essentially redistributing income...

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A Formula to Find the Uninsured Around the Country

by Civis Analytics

Enroll America is an organization with a big job: to find the uninsured around the country and persuade them to sign up for health insurance. It needs a good way to find them. The organization realized early that it would need a detailed picture of just who was uninsured int he country and where they lived. [Enroll America] partnered with...

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