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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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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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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 Accurate, Accessible Data Reporting Empowers the Most Successful Organizations

Data reporting is essential to evaluating the performance of your organization and making the decisions that shape its future.  At its core, data reporting — the process of collecting, curating,…

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Understanding Satisficers

Survey participants are sometimes dishonest in their responses, inattentive while answering, or in a rush to get through the questions. This behavior is called satisficing. The following post explores how satisficing affects survey results, how Civis neutralizes its impact, and which measures must be taken to address increasingly poor respondent data quality.

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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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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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