Data Science Now

Tuesday, August 20, 2024

Data Science Now is an engaging one-day program focusing on fundraising analytics and practical strategies to integrate data science into the work of the development office. Fundraising analytics leaders will discuss the theory, methodology, and practical applications of data science to nonprofit fundraising.

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Who Should be Part of this Enriching Experience?

Fundraising analytics, prospect development, and development professionals seeking to better integrate data science into their work. We particularly welcome early-career and growing fundraising analytics professionals to join us. With sessions designed for collaborative learning, Data Science Now is for anyone who wants to grow as a fundraising analysts.

Sessions will cover the following themes:

  • Fundraising analytics fundamentals
  • Data science ethics for fundraising
  • Change management, strategy and implementation for fundraising analytics
  • Data visualization and dashboards
  • Advanced data science techniques, such as machine learning/AI for fundraising
  • And more!

Attendees will have the opportunity to share their experiences with fellow analytics professionals, establish new connections, and gain insights they can take back to their offices.

The Data Science Challenge Returns!

Apra proudly presents the fifth Data Science Challenge, featuring a new, simulated data set designed to replicate authentic gift data. Past themes have included dashboard creation, donor retention strategies, prospect identification and capital campaign planning. Winners of the challenge will be invited to showcase their analysis at Data Science Now on August 20, with all participants encouraged to present their projects through digital posters. Visit The Challenge webpage for deadlines, instructions and tips to ensure a successful submission.