Upon Inspection

Doing stuff with data

Some teamwork, a map

My colleague, a prospect researcher, had queried our database to pull a list of several thousand suitable technology related alumni in response to a request from one of her clients. … Continue reading

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How do you do documentation?

This post includes a PDF that I couldn’t embed but that I would love for you to take a look at:┬áCapacity Model Among the many things about my job that … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Correct link for the SF map

In my previous post I gave an incorrect link for the interactive San Francisco map. The post has since been fixed, the correct link is: http://tarakshah.org/demos/sfmap.html

July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Making it interactive

(update: 7/31/2013 — I noticed I had the wrong link posted for the San Francisco map. It’s been fixed now, sorry!) This post is a quick but (I think) exciting … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Visualizing the campaign

At UC Berkeley we’re coming up on the end of a campaign. A few months ago, I was asked to do some analysis to see if we were on track … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mapping data from the American Community Survey

Geographic context has been coming up a lot recently in the conversations I have with clients. While it’s easy enough to plot prospects on a state or county map, or … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Seeing structure in areas of giving (the value of iteration)

Here at Berkeley, we’re closing in on the end of a big campaign. As we get closer to the finish line, I’ve been putting together ways to review and analyze … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Using group memberships to project relationships

As evidenced by some of my previous posts, I am interested in doing a better job of using relationship (social network) information in prospecting, reporting, and modeling. However, the reality … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

The cultivation cycle as a network, VERY rough draft

Inspired by a pretty interesting analysis of basketball team strategy, I got to thinking about a new way to analyze the cultivation cycle. There are a number of variables that … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Making the insight accessible

Among the various references we make available in our fundraising database, we curate a list of “wealthy zip codes,” a compilation of zip codes that we’ve identified internally or through … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

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