In this episode, I spoke with Celeste Bannon Waterman, Partner/Lead of Research & Analytics at KCI. The topic was a document she sent me that details the 4 stages a non-profit can go through as it becomes more and more sophisticated in terms of data infrastructure, analytics, and data science. I found the conversation to be very philosophical, interesting, and enlightening. Then again, I'm probably biased because she was my old boss when I worked at KCI!
Have a look below for a link to the document, called the "Data Platform".
I spoke with Ben Miller, Chief Analytic Officer @ EveryAction's DonorTrends. He told me about his analysis of fundraising during the Great Recession of 2008, using the world's largest dataset on charitable giving, called the "Growth in Giving" dataset. Ben had some very practical suggestions that non-profits could follow to help them weather the economic downturn.
See the below links for some additional info he wanted me to include:
I spoke with Claire Kerr, Canadian Director of Care2, to learn more about her organization. Care2 is a progressive social enterprise that helps individuals and non-profits across the continent reach their awareness and advocacy goals by connecting them to people who passionately care about their cause. For more information on Care2 and what they do, please visit https://www.care2.com/aboutus/ and http://www.care2services.com/.
In this episode I had the honour of speaking with my friend Dave Saraiva, of Lifeline Design, about the CRM his company created. It's an illuminating look at the inner workings of non-profits, and how they can be vastly improved, or adversely affected depending on their experience with this very key software that manages their own donor data.
If you're interested in learning more about his CRM, DonorEngine, see here.
In this episode, I spoke with Kirk Schmidt, Director of Fundraising Analytics and Systems at STARS Air Ambulance. We spoke about the power and promise of analytics both simple and complex, and at times it was like speaking with someone who gets me on a deep level. Listen in and I hope you enjoy!
I speak with Marianne Pelletier (of Staupell Analytics Group) about major gift prospect modeling. It's a process with so many technical and interpersonal steps, so I'm interested to hear how she manages it.
You can learn more about Marianne's company at https://www.staupell.com/