On Automated Mining

  One of the things I love the most about using statistical modeling software (especially Analytics) is that so much of the process is automated. Although automation has made the lives of statisticians much easier (calculating individual standard errors by hand would...

Creating Variables: Fiscal Year

                  For those of you whose fiscal year is different from the calendar year, having a Fiscal Year variable can be a huge timesaver, which is why we’ve chosen it as the next entry in our Creating Variables series. Filtering and sorting on this...

Fundraising: The Science

Now that we’ve discussed the art of fundraising, I think it’s only right that we focus a little bit on the science. After all, knowing which prospects are statistically most likely to give makes a gift officer’s contribution to the art of fundraising that much more...
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