[APRA-NW] Reminder! Data modeling virtual seminar in Portland, December 22

Jennifer A. MacCormack jmaccorm at u.washington.edu
Fri Dec 18 16:09:06 PST 2009

A reminder that Oregon Food Bank will be hosting next week's virtual seminar replay, Thinking About Data Modeling? by Josh Birkholz. This will also be shown the following week after Christmas at the UW. See below for venue details!

Members: Free
Non-members: $10

Interested in becoming a member? Contact our fabulous Membership Chair, Jessica Balsam, at balsamj at evergreen.edu<mailto:balsamj at evergreen.edu> or go online at www.apra-nw.org<http://www.apra-nw.org>.

To see a schedule of all APRA and APRA-NW events, please visit our website www.apra-nw.org<http://www.apra-nw.org>

Have a wonderful weekend!
Jennifer MacCormack
Program Chair, APRA-NW

Thinking About Data Modeling? Five Key Questions to Consider Before Starting (Replay)
Presented by Josh Birkholz
An increasing number of development programs are building internal analytics capacity for prospect identification, direct marketing segmentation and program analysis. With the increasing demands of prospect development programs, when does it make sense to add this capability to your organization? This session will discuss the five key questions to consider before starting an analytics effort of your own.
This virtual seminar will look at:

* Readiness of your program for implementing data mining and modeling
* Necessary skill sets for analytics professionals
* Software evaluation approaches
* Training opportunities
* Analytics implementation strategies
Joshua M. Birkholz is a principal at comprehensive fundraising consulting firm, Bentz Whaley Flessner and director of its analytics division, DonorCast. He has built data mining solutions for leading universities, medical centers, and cultural nonprofits throughout the United States. Prior to coming to Bentz Whaley Flessner, Birkholz engineered the data mining program for the University of Minnesota Foundation. He is the author of the book, Fundraising Analytics, and is a sought-after speaker on fundraising strategy and technology. 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.
Venue Details for Portland

Tuesday, December 22

9 AM -10:00 AM - Coffee and refreshments served!
Oregon Food Bank
7900 NE 33rd Drive
Portland, OR
Maps and directions are available at http://www.oregonfoodbank.org/about_ofb/contact_info/directions.html
All parking is free: in the front and sides of the building and on the street.
Please RSVP to Allie Smith at Asmith at oregonfoodbank.org

Venue Details for Seattle
Tuesday, December 29
9 AM - 10 AM
University of Washington
UW Tower, Floor 1 Room 237 (look for signs when you leave the elevator)
Metered street parking around the building or at lots on 12th Ave.
For directions, please visit http://www.washington.edu/facilities/uwtower/getting-here

Please RSVP Jennifer MacCormack jmaccorm at u.washington.edu<mailto:jmaccorm at u.washington.edu> by December 28

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