DRIVE/ 2019!

Looking forward to DRIVE/ in March 2019!

Such a great opportunity to connect with other thought leaders and reflect on the future of data analytics.

Register by February 8, 2019 for an early bird discount!

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Give Back, Move Forward

During this season of giving, my co-author Ashutosh and I are pleased to share a free, online copy of our book Data Science for Fundraising: Build Data-Driven Solutions Using R to connect with other lifelong learners and build communities of expertise, insights and solutions across higher education and beyond.

Please share your data science success stories via LinkedIn or Twitter at @xdanalysis and @n_ashutosh.

Enjoy and stay tuned for more updates! 

Institute for Senior Annual Giving Professionals 2019

Institute for Senior Annual Giving Professionals
March 20 – 22, 2019

Omni Royal Orleans

New Orleans, La., United States

Designed for high-level advancement services professionals, this program will guide you in moving your operation to the next level of service within advancement. You’ll gain information needed to enhance your skills and talents, develop a top-notch team and produce the results that will ensure your importance at the table of university advancement. This conference is suggested for advancement professionals with senior-level responsibility. Program starts at NOON on Wednesday and ends at NOON on Friday.

Benefits of Attending

  • Network with thought leaders in the field.
  • Gain insights into best practices that can be implemented into your own program.
  • Attain new data and information regarding performance benchmarks, statistical trends and program standards.
  • Expand your knowledge base by learning from a diverse group of faculty members.
  • View your program through a different lens; distance can add perspective.

Who Should Attend

  • Assistant vice presidents, executive directors and directors of annual giving interested in learning, discussing and sharing best practices
  • Chief development officers or lead advancement professionals looking to strengthen their knowledge of annual giving
  • Senior development officers interested in learning more about best practices and cutting-edge ideas in the field of annual giving

Click below for more details and please consider joining us:

Rodger
Institute for Senior Annual Giving Professionals, CASE Faculty

DRIVE/ Conference March 11-13, 2019

Today’s Halloween, but data doesn’t have to be scary.

Whatever hair-raising challenges you face on a daily basis, DRIVE/ will help you focus on the spellbinding world of analytics and better understand the transformative power of data.

Just like Halloween, the DRIVE/ 2019 in Baltimore will be full of tricks to better manage your data, as well as some real treats—like enchanting keynotes and spine-tingling tech demonstrations.

Whether you arrive by broomstick or ghost train, find out how far you can go at DRIVE/. Get prepared and reserve your seat today!

Save the Date: Arrive early on March 11 and treat yourself to OverDRIVE, a specialized event presented by APRA  devoted to data science happening the day before DRIVE/ 2019. Keep an eye out for more information to come soon!

If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to reach out to me or any of my other DRIVE/ Conference Committee members.

Rodger
DRIVE/ 2019 Conference Committee

APRA Data Analytics Symposium 2019 Call for Proposals

Good news!

There’s still time to apply to speak at the APRA Data Analytics Symposium in Phoenix, AZ on Wednesday, July 31 – Saturday, August 3, 2019.

If you haven’t done so already, please consider submitting a proposal by October 31 and sharing your data analytics insights and success stories with the APRA community:

Please share this proposal link with any colleagues whose data analytics work has inspired you this past year.

Thank you!

Rodger
APRA Data Analytics Symposium 2019, Chair

The Future of Fundraising Analytics

Join APRA for Prospect Development 2018 on August 8 – 11 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA!

The Data Analytics Symposium will include a panel session on The Future of Fundraising Analytics. During this session on Wednesday, August 8th from 4:00-5:00pm, we will explore current challenges and prospective opportunities in fundraising analytics for organizations of any size.

Click here for registration details.

Rodger
APRA Data Analytics Symposium 2018, Presenter

Data Science for Fundraising is on Amazon!

Data Science for Fundraising is on Amazon!

Get your copy (kindle or color paperback) today:

Please consider leaving a review and sharing your data science journey with me via twitter @xdanalysis.

Thank you all for your support and encouragement as we work together as lifelong leaners to build communities of expertise, insights and solutions for higher education and beyond.

Keep calm and data on!

Rodger

Data Science for Fundraising

I’m pleased to share that Ashutosh Nandeshwar and I have co-authored a book Data Science for Fundraising: Build Data-Driven Solutions Using R, which is expected to release Feb 2018.

Please share with anyone interested in learning about data science and how to build machine learning solutions with step-by-step recipes.

Check out the attached link for more details about our data science giveaway!

6 Ways to Effectively Drive Analytics Adoption

6 Ways to Effectively Drive Analytics Adoption

Data analytics is a topic of increasing relevance and priority for organizations of any size or sector.

As you explore different analytics pathways, options and solutions, there are common themes around design, workflow and business requirements, as well as important technical, social and cultural considerations, that must be aligned with organizational goals, priorities and expectations.

Ultimately, the value proposition of data analytics is to help 1) improve results and 2) gain operational efficiencies. Despite the simplicity of these goals, data analytics can be challenging to implement and realize at scale for many organizations.

In the following article, we will explore some ways to effectively organize, contextualize and drive analytics adoption efforts within your team, department or organization.