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What ‘Weapons of Math Destruction’ Can Teach Nonprofits About Using Data

Data, though seemingly an objective collection of facts, can actually reflect human bias. Depending on what data is being collected and how it is being analyzed, it may contribute to models that harm or help. For example: Looking at one piece of data, your zip code, your bank may give you a high interest rate… Read More

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Building on the Basics: Supply Your Demand!

In continuation of the previous blog post in our “Introduction to Data” series, we will also seek to build off of a blog post recently made by my colleague, Scott, wherein he discusses impact measurement. Scott's post articulates many of the what's and why's to which we will now try to provide a "how". So… Read More

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3 ways to keep nonprofit technology on track during staff change

With the nonprofit employee turnover rate hovering around 19%, more than half of nonprofits report turnover as a major obstacle in accomplishing their mission. I come from the nonprofit world and am very familiar with this challenge. At the small nonprofit where I worked for several years before joining thedatabank, we experienced an average annual… Read More

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5 Giving Trends Fundraisers Should Know About

As we enter the homestretch of 2016, many nonprofits are preparing their year-end campaign or planning for the next year’s fundraising strategy. There is a plethora of data available about giving trends and statistics across the country that can be applied to make sure you’re getting the most out of your fundraising and marketing efforts… Read More

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Lessons from social science to help you fundraise better

Guest post by Augustus Franklin, CEO of CallHub, a Complementary Service Provider for thedatabank. CallHub is an award winning Voice and SMS cloud based service used by political campaigns, businesses and advocacy groups. Every fundraising campaign is in search of better and more effective ways to meet their campaign goals. For a fundraiser to be… Read More