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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.

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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 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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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

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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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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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