Topic: Return On Investment is King
As we get ready for our fall fundraising activities, we can use these king-sized metrics to boost our results and pivot at the right time. In this chat, Dr. Greg Duke, Le Roi of Fundraising Metrics, explores ways to measure your Return On Investment on your way to launching your most successful giving season yet.
Topic - Updating Your Resume and LinkedIn Profile
In an uncertain economy, we often feel uncertainty around our job security. In this Water Cooler Chat, we cover taking a good look at your resume and LinkedIn profile, as well as how to make sure that you’re best positioned to compete in the marketplace, and how to defend your position where you are by illuminating your recent successes.
Topic - Plan Your Next Campaign Now
In this Water Cooler Chat, we'll help you plan your next campaign during this quiet time.
We will cover:
Fundraising organizations often face uncertainty about when their next donation may come, and how much that donation may be. The use of machine learning can help predict these specific data points, thus helping organizations better plan their communications and team resources. Three founders in the fundraising domain, who each bring their unique perspective to the prospect research problem, join AISC in this interview.
Watch this video to expand you knowledge of fundraising, including terminology, machine learning best-practices in the domain, and how information and insights can be best delivered to clients to maximize buy-in.
Questions asked to the participants:
What is "prospect research." Why is prospect research/annual gift modeling a hard problem? Does the difficulty lie on the technical side, or is it more of a business problem? How do you ensure data is presented to clients in a digestible format? What’s the best format to get buy-in? What sort of data do you work with? What’s the scale of it? Do you train models independently on each customer or train on multiple customers’ data? What privacy concerns come up?
Speakers: Ryan Henry, Jennifer Filla, Marianne Pelletier
Facilitator: Serena McDonnell
Topic - Ask Us Anything, A Brainstorming Session
Join us for an open mic Water Cooler Chat. Attendees brought their fundraising pain points to the session and we brainstormed together.
There are no downloadable slides for this session.
Topic: The Economy
Right now, we're hearing over and over that we have no idea how our economy will do coming out of the pandemic. In this session, Marianne Pelletier and Greg Duke will explore a few ways to use data from the Great Financial Crisis of 2008 to estimate what our fundraising results may look like this year.
Topic: Data Cleanup
During this time when a large number of us are working at home, many database managers and users have an opportunity to perform the data auditing and cleanup tasks which they have never had the time to perform. Topics include:
Topic: Sharing Fundraising Ideas
In this open mic style session, our attendees shared how their organizations are raising money during this time, including letters that they've received from their favorite charities. We share our our ideas too.
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