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How Our Civis Platform Data Workbench Evolved in 2022 — and What’s Ahead for 2023

Civis Analytics never stops working to improve Civis Platform, our flagship all-in-one data warehouse and analytics engine. With 2022 winding down and 2023 on the horizon, what better time to…

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Drive better audience insights in 2023 using Civis Platform

Whether you’re a veteran Platform user or just interested to learn more about some of our more advanced Platform tips and tricks, be sure to tune in! Unlock more value from your data through new Civis Platform updates — we’ve been hard at work implementing feature improvements, strengthening integrations, and rolling out new products in Civis Platform.

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How Inflation Will Impact Nonprofit Donations During the 2022 Holiday Giving Season

With inflation at its highest rate in decades, we polled Americans from all walks of life to explore how economic pressures will impact nonprofit giving during the 2022 holiday season.

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Bipartisan Messaging Q&A Part 2

The Bail Project, a national nonprofit that provides no-cost bail assistance and pretrial support services for low-income individuals, has proven unusually successful at delivering persuasive messages across political lines, even…

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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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Filling in the Data Gaps of At-Home COVID-19 Testing

Publicly-available data on COVID-19 case counts and positivity rates might not be as accurate with the prevalence and use of at-home test kits. Civis's own Ryan Jewell went to find out if a data gap exists and how to fill it with survey data.

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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.

What Political Campaigns Can Learn From Commercial Marketing Success

Whether promoting people (political candidates, for example), places (travel destinations), or things (consumer packaged goods), digital marketers of all stripes face many of the same fundamental challenges, like attribution issues…

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Finding Your Next Supporter: How to Use Your Data to Grow Your Base

Like every nonprofit, you need to grow and diversify your base of support to ensure you’re able to continue your mission-driven work, both now and in the future. This is easier said than done, but the organizations that get it right in 2022 — by utilizing a thoughtful blend of data science and technology, and asking the right questions — will reap the rewards.

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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 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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Data-driven Best Practices for Nonprofit Donor Management

Building a cohesive strategy for donor management isn’t easy but it doesn’t have to be painful either. Success really comes down to two things:  Knowing who you’re talking to Knowing how…

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How national surveys can be an essential resource to your organization

Over the past few years, I’ve been fortunate to speak to leaders at nonprofits and social good organizations — individuals with a relentless drive to shed light on important issues…

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Discover Your Community’s Path to Overcoming the Digital Divide

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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New ‘digital equity’ data, mapping tools opened to state and local agencies

Surveying SCOTUS post-Breyer: Current Perceptions and Potential Appointments

When Supreme Court Justice Steven Breyer announced his retirement, he commanded far more media attention than might be expected for a man known to fewer than half of U.S. adults (46%). As President Biden considers his choice for the next Supreme Court justice nominee, Civis Analytics surveyed 1,882 U.S. adults from January 28–31, 2022, to understand perceptions of the current court and what considerations are important in choosing a nominee.

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How Digital Inclusion Officials Are Closing the Digital Divide in America’s Biggest Cities

Summary: Digital inclusion — ensuring that all individuals and communities, including the most disadvantaged, have access to and use of critical information and communication technologies — is one of the…

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