Author: rdevine

I'm especially driven by the pursuit of knowledge, discovery and problem-solving. My favorite languages are English, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, perl, python and R. Big fan of applied statistics, iced tea, tacos, Bach and Sherlock Holmes. Always open to new recommendations.

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

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.

You’re Invited to DRIVE/ 2018!

Hope your 2018 is already off to a great start!

I’m looking forward to speaking at #casedrive, a preeminent event for professionals who are determined to be subject matter experts in the fields of data and beyond.

I will be presenting on Data Science for Fundraising: Build Data-Driven Solutions Using R on Tuesday, February 27.

Join me in Seattle, Washington February 27-28 at this must-attend event!

There’s still time to sign up today, so don’t miss out!

APRA OverDrive 2018

Join us for OverDrive/ 2018!

Please join APRA and your data-driven peers for OverDRIVE/ 2018, a one-day deep dive into the world of analytics held on Feb. 26, 2018, one day before the DRIVE/ conference.

Made possible through a partnership between APRA and the DRIVE/ Conference, OverDRIVE/ 2018 is specially designed for those looking to boost their analytics skills and gain the tools to demystify and optimize data.

Learn more about the experienced faculty that will be sharing their invaluable insight at OverDRIVE/ 2018 and view the complete schedule here.

Don’t delay — register by January 19 to secure early bird pricing and book your housing!

Predictive Modeling for Acquisition

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OVERVIEW

Acquiring new donors can be difficult and expensive for any annual giving program. Fortunately, predictive modeling can make the challenge of converting non-donors into donors easier and more efficient. Creating and applying a simple scoring system can help you to determine which non-donors are most likely to respond to direct appeals and which marketing channels will yield the highest return for various segments.

WHAT YOU’LL DISCOVER

  • Methods for building low cost donor acquisition models in-house using Excel
  • Guidelines for applying model scores to prioritize prospects and non-donor segments
  • Advice for allocating your resources to each of your marketing channels based on model outcomes
  • Tips for assessing the strength and effectiveness of your models and your acquisition efforts
  • Examples from other institutions, and more!

Thanks to the Annual Giving Network (AGN) team for inviting me to present on predictive modeling for donor acquisition.