[APRA-NW] Rescheduled APRA virtual seminar replay, May 2

Jennifer MacCormack jmaccorm at u.washington.edu
Mon Apr 23 16:45:42 PDT 2007

Jeri Kasal has rescheduled the virtual seminar replay of "Promoting the Value of Research: Using Data for Metrics and Measurement," presented by Joshua Birkholz, for May 2 (Wednesday) from 9-10:30 at Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. Come join us to hear Joshua Birkholz's presentation in this virtual seminar replay and share your own experiences and practices with measuring the success and benefits of research in a post-seminar discussion.

Oregon Public Broadcasting
7140 SW Macadam Ave.
Portland, OR 97219
503-244-9900 (main desk)
Please RSVP me at jmaccorm at u.washington.edu or Jeri Kasal at JKasal at opb.org by Monday, April 30
Directions: http://tinyurl.com/24q9kn
(or the long version just in case)
Parking: When pulling into the OPB building please park in the lot on the left. There is a large satellite dish and there will be parking cones up noting APRA parking.

These virtual seminars are free to APRA-NW members.
Non-members: $10
If you are not a member but interested in joining to take advantage of upcoming roundtables and seminars, please contact Jessica Balsam, our Membership Chair, for details, or go online and fill out the application form at http://www.apra-nw.org.

Session Description
The analysis of data within a prospect management system can be used to evaluate fundraising effectiveness, assist with strategic planning, and inform management decision making. Joshua Birkholz will examine what is important to monitor, how to establish benchmarks, and how to set up progress reporting and analysis.

Speaker Biography
Joshua Birkholz is the director of DonorCast, people-driven analytics by Bentz Whaley Flessner. His areas of specialty include data mining, metrics for nonprofit fundraising, and constituent relationship management.

Mr. Birkholz provides services and counsel in program and constituency analysis, segmentation, building data mining programs, developing strong prospect management and tracking methodologies, and implementing integrated prospect identification systems. His cutting-edge data analysis and information strategy techniques help clients to understand their people and maximize the impact of major, annual, and planned gift development.

Prior to coming to Bentz Whaley Flessner, Mr. Birkholz engineered analytics and metrics strategies as a data mining analyst for the University of Minnesota Foundation. He is a sought-after speaker and presenter in the field of analytics, prospecting and constituent relationship management.

Mr. Birkholz earned his bachelor of arts from Concordia University-St. Paul and his master of arts in arts administration from St. Mary's University in Winona, Minnesota.

Jennifer A. MacCormack, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Development Research
Development Research & Relationship Management
University of Washington
1200 5th Ave, Ste.1200
Phone: (206) 616-7933
Fax: (206) 221-6341
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