January 19, 2010

Data mining featured in the Chronicle of Philanthropy

Its not every day (literally) that data mining and analytics in support of fundraising and advancement gets the attention of the larger fundraising community, so this article about our colleagues at Memorial Sloan Kettering (including the very sharp Kate Chamberlain) and Josh Birkholz is a great chance to "sermonize" the benefits of analytics driven and supported planning and decision making.

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A New York Cancer Center Uses Technology to Predict Who Will Give
By Nicole Wallace

Almost every charity's pool of donors includes plenty of people who have both the means and the inclination to make a far bigger gift than they ever did in the past. The trick, of course, is to figure out just which people will make the leap.
To that end, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, in New York, has become...

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