Predictive Analytics for

As the scope and scale of non-profit organisations have expanded so have their challenges.

With competition for a limited share of donors, operating with limited resources and a lack of actionable data, non-profit organisations have to do more with less. Extracting actionable insight from data can help organisations identify the most profitable donors to target, evaluate program effectiveness, and create compelling reports to secure grants and funding.

While 90% of nonprofits collect data, about half do not fully exploit this data.

Predictive Analytics for Not-For-Profit

Using data, statistical and machine learning models, nonprofits and charities can identify which factors are inhibiting or driving the success of different programs. It can explore donor information to uncover which specific donors will likely yield the most significant returns and donation patterns throughout the year. Running fundraising campaigns at the optimal time, through the right channels and with the right messaging can increase overall contributions.

Organisations can use data and statistical and machine learning models to maximise funding revenues, improve and streamline operations and conduct programme evaluation. Business analytics can provide an effective way for non-profit organisations to monitor, measure and manage their overall performance through key performance predictors (KPPs).

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  • Programme Evaluation

    Reporting on programme effectiveness is vital for non-profits to justify continued funding and secure new funding. Effective program evaluation helps, keep donors and the public apprised of performance and enables appropriate adjustments to be taken when poor results are apparent. Without the right support, programme evaluation can be a difficult and time-consuming process, especially when trying to work within shrinking budgets and minimal resources.  

    Predictive Analytics can help nonprofit organisations quickly identify the impact of their different programs and predict future success. Predictive Analytics enables non-profit organisations to analyse quantitative and qualitative data sources, create tables and graphs to include in reports and save the process to be repeated with the click of a button for the next monthly/quarterly/annual update. Needs assessments, impact analysis, and cost/benefit analysis can be performed in real-time.

    These insights can then be quickly communicated to decision-makers for to respond to issues or new developments. Predictive Analytics provides the ability to quickly identify program inhibitors and program drivers, optimise resource allocation, predict the effectiveness of current and future programs and keep programs on target, even as they are executed.

  • Improving Operations

    Data, statistics, and data science techniques can improve and streamline monitoring and operations. Nonprofits can build models to predict and forecast outcomes. The information taken from these models is then fed into the operational side of the business to improve outcomes.

    For example, an organisation can forecast peaks and slow periods in donations to determine the best time of year to plan campaigns. The model’s results inform the campaign’s planning to maximise response.

  • Survey Analysis

    One of the most valuable sources of data comes from survey research. Survey research provides meaningful feedback that can be difficult to find anywhere else. It enables nonprofits to analyse demographic and behavioural data. It also gains valuable insights into the attitudes of their clients, donors and volunteers. Helping to uncover the “why” from donor relations, program evaluation, and fundraising success. These can help shape and develop programmes and donor contributions in real-time.

    Survey analysis enables organisations to gain a complete and accurate perspective on attitudes and preferences. SPSS helps to quickly analyse this data, interrogate the results, and generate tables and graphs to be included in reports.

  • Predictive Responders

    Nonprofits can use predictive models to determine how likely specific donor segments are to respond to different fundraising campaigns. Predictive analysis can also identify the most effective channels, messaging and timing for each donor segment to achieve the best results. Identifying the right person to target at the right time increases contribution levels. It also reduces costs and improves resource optimisation by eliminating the time and expense required to communicate with prospects that are unlikely to respond.

    Predictive analytics lets the data segment donors into specific groups for more effective outreach. Organisations can then focus on creating highly targeted campaigns using predictive donor insight to create campaigns that ensure each donor has a customized offer. Only targeting specific donor segments with their own campaign avoid saturation and donor dissatisfaction by executing the optimal number of campaigns. Feeding the campaign effectiveness results back continually improves campaign effectiveness by refining donor data and analytic insights with each iteration.

  • Maximising Funding Revenue

    Data, analytics, and predictive modelling can assist organisations with maximising funding revenue. Quantitative and qualitative data provide insight into who donors are in combination with their patterns of behaviour and donation amounts. ,

    Statistical and machine learning models allow organisations to classify and identify the most profitable donors and see busy periods for donations throughout the year. These tools can assist with targeted marketing efforts that save time, resources and money. 

  • Recency Frequency Monitoring Analysis

    RFM Analysis allows charities and non-profits to segment donors by ranking them from highest to lowest using recency, frequency, and value. Income can be calculated for each RFM score and matched against, for example, mailing costs for groups of donors.

    Values for net income and return on investment can then be identified so that groups with a negative net income and poor returns can be identified along with those with a positive net income and positive returns.

  • “Now that we are using SPSS with Version 1 we are able to extract meaningful and insightful data from our surveys in a more timely manner. This has real business benefits.”

    Graeme Stevenson Arts Council Northern Ireland

    Not-For-Profit Case Studies

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    Case Study – UNICEF Netherlands

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    Case Study – APEC

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    Case Study – Medway Youth Trust

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