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NEDRA Presentation

28 Apr 2017 . category: tech . Comments

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Developing an Interactive Reporting and Prospect Research Tool using R/Shiny

Friday, April 28, 2017 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Too many custom report requests? Disappointed with one-size fits all reporting solutions? Learn how to develop your own customized and interactive reporting solution for free using R and Shiny. Attendees will see a live demo of Colby College’s custom built web-based advancement reporting system and will learn how to get started with R and Shiny. Colby’s Prospect Finder system has automated the Advancement Division’s reporting and provides an intuitive and user-friendly interface that encourages data-informed decision-making.

Presenter: Rich Majerus, Director of Advancement Strategy and Analysis, Colby College

At Colby, Rich oversees the Prospect Research team and develops new approaches to modeling and visualizing fundraising data. He also serves on the campaign leadership and principal gifts teams and has developed proposals for 8-figure charitable contributions. Previously, he was a founder of Third Coast Analytics, a successful and profitable stats consulting firm. TCA’s IP was acquired by Capture Higher Ed in 2015. He has had the opportunity to work at several great colleges, including Carleton, Colby, and Reed. Rich teaches R and Shiny workshops throughout the United States and is listed in RStudio’s online directory of consultants and instructors.