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Non-profits: Here’s Your Chance to Ask America Anything

Non-profits: Here’s Your Chance to Ask America Anything

by Jennifer G.

I’m Jennifer Galamba, a Survey Scientist here at Civis. I help a range of businesses and not-for-profit organizations uncover how their supporters and customers think, react, and behave. We find out what matters to the American public and share it with our clients—from Fortune 100 companies to not-for-profit organizations. We’re especially proud to help our not-for-profit clients take effective action—clients...

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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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How We Fine Tuned Lyric Opera’s Marketing Efforts

How We Fine Tuned Lyric Opera’s Marketing Efforts

by Scarlett S.

Like many nonprofits in the arts, Lyric Opera of Chicago faces the familiar challenges of aging audiences, technological disruptions, and changes in cultural consumption. In response, Lyric Opera, one of the leading opera companies in the United States, has innovated in its programming and marketing. Lyric intensified their online presence, creating a new state of the art website and investing...

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Hey, Nonprofits: Win a Chance to Ask America Anything

Hey, Nonprofits: Win a Chance to Ask America Anything

by Ashley L.

Here at Civis Analytics, we have so much to be thankful for. In particular, I’m thankful for the opportunity to work with nonprofits — that’s why I’m excited to announce that starting this Giving Tuesday, we’re accepting entries to the second-annual Ask America Anything contest. We’re giving away two questions on our weekly survey of Americans, as well as an...

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Ask America Anything Results: How the US Feels about Gun Control & Domestic Violence

Ask America Anything Results: How the US Feels about Gun Control & Domestic Violence

by Ola T.

In December, we invited nonprofits to Ask America Anything by giving away two questions on our weekly national representative survey of 2,500 Americans. While we received many excellent submissions from great organizations, making it difficult to choose our winner, Civis Analytics selected the National Domestic Violence Hotline (The Hotline) as our contest winner. The Hotline wanted to gauge public opinion...

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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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Before you Ask America Anything, make sure you ask the right questions

Before you Ask America Anything, make sure you ask the right questions

by David Martin

We’re proud of the many great organizations we get to work with, such as our Ask American Anything work with the National Domestic Violence Hotline (The Hotline). As a member of Civis’s Survey Research team, I’m also proud of our commitment to best-in-class public opinion research, supported by rigorous scientific research. In addition to the data science work we do...

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Our way of giving back for Giving Tuesday: Nonprofits, Ask America Anything!

Our way of giving back for Giving Tuesday: Nonprofits, Ask America Anything!

by Ashley L.

In 2013, I was a disgruntled graduate student (is there any other kind?) fantasizing about leaving academia for the “real world” when I read this New York Times article about companies born out of the Obama campaign. One sentence, about Civis Analytics’ work with The College Board, stuck out to me– “Civis will identify ‘kids who are low-income, high-achieving but...

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Data Best Practices for Nonprofit Leaders

Data Best Practices for Nonprofit Leaders

by Ola T.

Since joining Civis Analytics this year, I’ve had the opportunity to work with different organizations through our nonprofit practice area. Civis’s commitment to doing work that has a positive social impact””including our significant involvement with nonprofits like the Gates Foundation, Enroll America, and the American Red Cross””was one of the reasons I chose to work here. We often find that...

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