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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 nonprofits can elevate market segmentation strategies with data science

Market segments are crucial to any data-driven campaign effort: whether it’s direct marketing, fundraising, relationship building, or a product launch, segmentation ensures that the right messages get to the right individuals, and in just the right way. Many nonprofits already understand the importance of segmentation. But what they often don’t realize is there are cutting-edge approaches available that significantly upgrade their existing segmentation strategies.

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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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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

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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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 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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How Data Science Gives Small and Midsize Brands a Competitive Edge Against Big Brands

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How Government Can Use Better Outreach to Aid Constituents

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

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Experiments in Survey Research: Improving Questionnaire Design

One of the biggest challenges in survey research is ensuring respondents provide accurate answers to survey questions. While it would be nice to believe people are careful and truthful in…

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Data is essential to closing America’s digital divide. Here’s the insight we need, and how to use it.

About 80 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, nestled between the Rio Grande River and the Mexican border, sits Pharr, Texas. Home to a fast-growing economy and a young,…

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Key Takeaways From the New Jersey 2021 Elections

Based on a very strong showing in 2017, Democrats in the Garden State went into Election Night with an incumbent Democratic governor and majorities in both chambers of the state legislature. Democratic support ultimately slipped relative to Trump-era elections, but a strong baseline helped Democrats avoid more significant losses. While incumbent Governor Phil Murphy ultimately won, becoming the first New Jersey Democrat re-elected to the office in decades, Republicans narrowed their statewide losses, picked up seats in the legislature, and knocked off a powerful Senate Democrat. 

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How the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will bridge America’s digital divide — and what more must be done

President Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, passed in Nov. 2021, commits $65 billion to connecting America — to expanding dependable high-speed internet access to all corners of the U.S.,…

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12 predictions about the trends that will shape smart cities in 2022

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