2 new SPSS courses added by Adroit Thinking

Our sister company Adroit Thinking have just added 2 brand new hands-on SPSS training courses details of which are outlined below. SPSS – Building Predictive Models This course will allow the user to start building powerful predictive models, but will go beyond the modelling techniques to discuss how to, and how not to, approach building models. I have been building successful predictive models in a work environment for over 20 years and so this is a practical rather than an academic course ...

Shortlisted for IOF Insight Awards

IOF Insight Awards Adroit are delighted to be shortlisted for this year's Institute of Fundraising Insight Awards. Adroit have been shortlisted for their work with The Children's Society's legacy fundraising, helping to grow their base of pledged support through the application of sophisticated analysis and modelling. Adroit were awarded the Supplier of the Year award in 2015 and are please to have been shortlisted again,  sponsored by one of their clients Age UK.  The Awards ceremony will b ...

Are legacy pledgers genuine?

Are legacy pledgers genuine? Legacy Fundraising: Inside Knowledge Conference May 9th 2016 Are legacy pledgers genuine? This is the question that Adroit will be examining, when presenting analysis work on Capacity’s free wills service.  Adroit will contrast pledger behaviour in the cold and warm markets, exploring why some pledges fail while others turn out to be larger gifts than anticipated.  The analysis will be an update from the last conference held 3 years ago when looking at the profiles ...

Training Course Update – Introduction to Mapping

Introduction to Mapping Date: 6th November 2015 Location: Cirencester Trainer: David Dipple Bookings: Contact David at david.dipple@btinternet.com   Mapping has been a much neglected branch of analysis, one of the reasons for this has been the cost; expensive software, boundaries and datasets have put people off from utilising its power. I have been able to find an excellent free mapping package and set of geographical datasets to allow you to get to grips ...

New PSPP training dates announced (IoF and Adroit Thinking)

Adroit Thinking, in collaboration with the Institute of Fundraising, have just announced 2 training courses using the open source stats package PSPP. The courses are run by David Dipple, owner of Adroit Thinking and Consultancy Director of Adroit Data & Insight. David has worked with fundraising clients for over 25 years and has trained numerous analysts and fundraisers in how to use statistics and analysis to get more out of their data. These courses range from understanding basic statistic ...

Training is old school, or is it?

In an ideal world your database would be so user friendly, easily navigable and procedures clear and robust that training would be a thing of the past. Many software suppliers are now unswervingly confident that their user interface is utterly intuitive that they don’t even offer training to those pressing the keys anymore. Others rely on you reading through their beautifully illustrated .pdf downloadable from their online service centre or watching badly recorded YouTube videos. But is this enough ...