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Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Megan Rouse, a passionate, highly energetic, and successful nonprofit consultant with over 11-years of experience in peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising. I have known Megan for a while and hold her in high regard. She is committed to the causes she supports and has worked with and created significant revenue…

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west point

So, where did the name “boodle” come from anyway? boodle is the name for care packages that loved ones send to cadets at West Point. I fondly remember opening up the (boodle) packages from my mom filled with homemade brownies or chocolate chip cookies. For West Point grads, and much of the military, boodle is…

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Clean Data Image

What Are the Benefits of Clean Donor Data? You spend a fortune on a direct mail campaign only to have hundreds of letters sent back as undeliverable. You send an email to a former table host to follow-up on your invite to this year’s annual gala…only to discover they moved and never received the physical…

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Artificial intelligence (AI) makes many people uneasy…and rightfully so. Dumbfounded, the world’s top Go player (Lee Sedol) reviewed the game board and quickly realized he had just lost to a computer. In 2016, AlphaGo, a neural network built by DeepMind (now Google) made a superhuman move to victory. Go is considered the most complex board…

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After he established the Code of Support Foundation (CoSF) in 2010, General Alan Salisbury worked hard to grow the foundation into the success it is today. Like all non-profits, finding new donors is both costly and timely. That is why the Computer Science Ph.D. from Stanford and former  Commanding General of the U.S. Army Information…

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Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionize nonprofit technology. So, how exactly could AI and its most popular subset, machine learning (ML) change nonprofit technology and fundraising? Let’s explore just a few possibilities:   Prospect Engagement: New donor acquisition is a costly and timely endeavor. AI and ML coupled with better enrichment data allows…

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