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How Civis Platform Transformed PMI’s Data to Boost the Fight Against Malaria

THE PROBLEM Photo by Moses Senesie, MOHS, March 2021 The U.S.President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), a U.S. government initiative created to dramatically reduce malaria deaths and illnesses across sub-Saharan Africa, set…

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How to Automate Your Data Workflows With Civis Platform

More and more nonprofit organizations are investing in data infrastructure, and nearly all of them face the same looming question: should we build, or should we buy? Each option offers its own pros and cons, and determining which is right for you isn’t always easy.

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Fully Utilize Data to Give IIJA Funding Applications a Boost

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) allocates billions of dollars for state and local governments as they strive to close the digital divide. Though each state is promised at least $100 million, additional money will be distributed based on a complicated series of calculations and other information that applicants submit. Including all possible helpful data can give agencies a boost as they seek to unlock IIJA funding.

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Build vs. Buy

More and more nonprofit organizations are investing in data infrastructure, and nearly all of them face the same looming question: should we build, or should we buy? Each option offers its own pros and cons, and determining which is right for you isn’t always easy.

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How a Global Federated Nonprofit Streamlined Data Reporting to Track Its KPIs

THE PROBLEM An international federated nonprofit dedicated to saving the planet shifted its focus to saving time — time it was wasting on manual data collection and reporting processes.  For…

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Know Your Base: What Your Data Can Tell You About Your Supporters

For all the talk of automation, artificial intelligence, and machine learning in the data science world today, curious and motivated people are still the most important component of a successful team. But building a team full of these bright people is much easier said than done. In this on-demand session, we’ll take a look at the composition of a best-in-class data science team, and help you understand how to build out the function in your organization.

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How For Our Future Uses Civis Platform’s Query Tool to Define and Refine Voter Outreach Success

The Challenge For Our Future Action Fund organizes and mobilizes voters the old-fashioned way: through grassroots, one-on-one engagement.   The nonprofit builds progressive power through voter engagement and community organizing to…

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How data infrastructure investment transforms member-driven organizations

While data is an increasingly vital tool for member-driven organizations, too many of these groups are stymied by CRM systems that fail to deliver the features and functionality required to…

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How Civis Platform Centralized NRDC’s Data and Galvanized Supporter Insights

The Challenge The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a national membership-driven organization dedicated to fighting climate change was struggling to connect with its millions of supporters — and data silos…

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Follow This Four-phase Process to Move Your Organization From Spreadsheets to Data Tools

Most organizations know the importance of data for effective decision-making. They want to get better data analytics capabilities into the hands of their staffers, and they want to build fully…

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Demystifying data storage: which option is right for your nonprofit?

Most organizations are awash in data. They spend significant amounts of time and money attempting to harness and use vast amounts of information, yet many still find it nearly impossible…

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How to Create an Analytics Tech Stack That Maximizes the Value of Your Organization’s Data

The modern analytics tech stack features a range of software tools to help nonprofit, advocacy, and political organizations better leverage the data they collect and make more informed, data-driven decisions.…

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How Civis Platform strengthens and simplifies data security for political campaigns

Six years after ​​Russian hackers leaked thousands of Democratic National Committee emails ahead of the 2016 presidential election, political campaigns remain firmly in the cybercrime crosshairs. While organizations of all…

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The Forest, The Trees, and the Guiding Star: How a CRM Helps — and Doesn’t Help — Your Nonprofit’s Data Journey

Implementing a constituent relationship management (CRM) tool, or migrating to a new platform, is one of the most important steps a data-driven nonprofit can take. The CRM is a mission-critical piece of technology, and for many nonprofits, it’s the cornerstone of their engagement tech stack. But is your CRM alone enough to turn your data into analytical insights? Developing a true 360-degree view of your supporters and executing analytics-powered campaigns often requires an array of technology and expertise that goes far beyond the CRM. When nonprofits rely on this tool to be all things to all people, it can lead to frustrated users, technical debt, and an incomplete picture of your donors and supporters.

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How Government Can Use Better Outreach to Aid Constituents

Note: An earlier version of this article was published on GCN.com. The $46.5 billion Emergency Rental Assistance program — created to assist U.S. households unable to pay rent or utilities…

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Understanding Donors with a 360-Degree View: Data Unification and Identity Resolution

On average, the organizations we work with are pulling person-level data from eight unique databases. Given that most of these databases can’t communicate with one another, this decentralized landscape makes it incredibly difficult to develop a comprehensive understanding of your supporters. The solution to this problem? Identity resolution. In this on-demand session, we’ll cover how identity resolution — a technical process for tearing down data silos and developing a 360-degree view of your supporters — can help you understand your audience in a way never before possible.

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Building a Data Science Team: Putting the Right Pieces Together

For all the talk of automation, artificial intelligence, and machine learning in the data science world today, curious and motivated people are still the most important component of a successful team. But building a team full of these bright people is much easier said than done. In this on-demand session, we’ll take a look at the composition of a best-in-class data science team, and help you understand how to build out the function in your organization.

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The Modern Analytics Stack: An Overview of the Software Powering Modern Nonprofit Teams

The modern nonprofit analytics tech stack is like a high-performance engine — when all of its components are working together, it’s a fine-tuned machine. But if even one part is out of rhythm, things can fall apart fast. In this on-demand session, we’ll walk through the modern analytics stack from top to bottom and show you how to create a toolkit that will enable your team to get the most out of your data.

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