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Share Your Findings and Data With Anyone

Using data and visualizations to share the impact you are making has proven to be persuasive. In the past, there have been ways to do this outside of Civis Platform,…

Business, Civis Data Science, Civis Engineering, Company News, Nonprofit, Political, Public Sector, Research
GitHub Copilot: AI’s March Towards Fair Learning

The topic of GitHub Copilot and OpenAI Codex have been discussed in detail — the legal and ethical issues, as well as security risks. As Civis weighs the technical and…

Business, Civis Data Science, Civis Engineering, Cybersecurity, Life at Civis, Nonprofit, Political, Public Sector
What We Heard At Bridge: 5 Common Challenges Nonprofits Are Facing — And How To Solve For Them

After an information-packed three days, the 2023 Bridge conference has come to a close. One of our biggest takeaways from the conference was that nonprofits across the country, in virtually…

Civis Data Science, Nonprofit
Introducing Flexible Cloud Storage

We are excited to announce our latest offering — Flexible Cloud Storage — which lets you leverage the full power of Civis Platform, our cutting-edge data science platform, on top of…

Business, Civis Data Science, Civis Engineering, Company News, Cybersecurity, Healthcare, Nonprofit, Political, Public Sector
Why Demographic Models Are Essential to Understanding and Reaching Key Audiences

Election results come down to two factors — which individuals will vote, and whom they will vote for — resulting in two parallel objectives for political advocacy groups and campaigns. …

Business, Civis Data Science, Nonprofit, Political, Public Sector, Research
Open-source Software Release: Introducing async-graph-data-flow, a Python Library for Efficient Data Pipelines

Imagine a champagne tower. You pour champagne into the top glass until it fills up, then the champagne trickles down and fills the glasses below. The process doesn’t stop until…

Civis Engineering, Company News
Nonprofit and Civic Tech Leaders Convene in DC for Data-focused Community Summit

On Thursday, March 9, 2023 Civis Analytics headed to Washington D.C. to partner with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) to host our first in-person event in more than three years!…

Civis Data Science, Civis Engineering, Company News, Nonprofit, Public Sector
Public Data Isn’t Enough to Bridge the Digital Divide

The digital divide — the schism separating citizens with efficient access to modern information and communications technologies from those without — continues to disrupt the lives of millions of Americans…

Civis Data Science, Digital Divide, Public Sector, Research
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…

Civis Data Science, Civis Engineering, Company News
Extending Civis Workflows Using Parameters

Civis Platform workflows are extremely powerful ways to chain and execute jobs on a preset schedule, connecting related jobs and automating them as a single unit. This suite of jobs…

Civis Engineering, Life at Civis
How the Continuous Improvement Process Guided the Latest Civis Platform Updates

In my previous post, I discussed how Civis Analytics leverages continuous improvement (CI) to make a better product. This follow-up post addresses new and upcoming updates to our Civis Platform,…

Civis Engineering, Company News
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…

Business, Nonprofit, Political, Public Sector
How Civis Uses Continuous Improvement to Build a Better Data Platform

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platforms enable continuous, on-the-fly improvement without complex, lengthy installation and update processes. This means we can update Civis Platform in the background, usually without any outage or client…

Civis Engineering, Company News, Life at Civis
Bipartisan Messaging Q&A Part 1

The Illinois Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity-Today (SAFE-T) Act, signed into law in January 2021 by Governor J.B. Pritzker, enacts extensive reform impacting many areas of the state’s criminal justice…

Business, Nonprofit, Political, Public Sector
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…

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.

Civis Data Science
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…

Civis Data Science, Nonprofit
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…

Business, Nonprofit, Political, Public Sector

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