By - Drew Page at Siege Media
Nonprofits can learn a lot about technology, operations, and more from companies in the for-profit sector.
One technology that has been gaining popularity among c-level executives is machine learning and its contributions to modern Artificial Intelligence (AI). Since true AI — the ability for computers to process unstructured data, form conclusions, and take action — is not yet on the horizon of possibilities, machine learning models have become synonymous with AI.
Celebrating Research Pride Month
The Information Age - a time when we all have access to the Internet and we can enjoy all kinds of possibilities, like posting silly pet videos or watching TV on our phones. As prospect researchers, we are early leaders in the Information Age, and we are still leading in acquiring, assembling, and interpreting information.
By Greg Duke
In my previous blog post, I warned that the United Kingdom Information Commissioners’ Office (UK ICO) might be preparing to take a hard line on companies which fail to protect their customers’ personal data under GDPR regulations. On July 9, 2019, the UK ICO followed through on the threat in dramatic fashion. The Office fined British Airways £183 million ($228.3 million) for a breach which exposed 500,000 customers’ personal data and credit card details to a criminal hack; and, the Office announced plans to fine Marriott Corporation—a US-based company—£99.2 million ($123.8 million) for exposing the personal details of 339 million of its customers to third parties.
This time of year, many nonprofits are counting up the last of June’s gifts and trying to get to a total that meets their fundraising goals. When the reports come out, most fundraisers will start the new year again – at $0.00 – without thinking about how last year went, why it went that way, and how it can be better. It can always be better. Here are some ideas for looking backward, even if only briefly, to fine tune your new fundraising year.