R Orientation for Nonprofit Data Scientists

A few introductory lectures for trained data scientists looking to start their R journey

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You already know how to do linear regression. Why would you take a course for complete beginners if you just need the R orientation?

Take this mini course if you are already familiar with exploratory statistics, significance testing, and modeling. It's also a good user if you are a Python programmer and want to stretch your skills.

Course amenities include:

  1. Comments section for you to ask questions. Marianne does reply to all comments and questions. You will also see other comments and replies from other students.
  2. Ability to rewatch each video as often as you need to.
  3. Walk through videos for each exercise on top of overview lectures.
  4. Resources listed in each lecture to add to your knowledge base.

Your Instructor

Marianne Pelletier
Marianne Pelletier

Marianne Pelletier has over 35 years of experience in fundraising, with the majority in prospect research and prospecting. She is one of the first adopters of donor modeling and data mining techniques, and is now a world-renown leader on this segment of the research profession. Her prospect research experience began when she was a research analyst for Harvard and Lesley Universities. She later served as a department director for Carnegie Mellon University and Cornell University.

Pelletier’s career also includes running an annual giving program with average increased revenues of 27% per year and providing software consulting through the Datatel Corporation, teaching clients both how to use their new software and assisting them with better analysis and more efficient processing. She occasionally serves as a best practices consultant through CampusWorks.

Pelletier is a recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the New England Development Research Association and a Woman of the Year designation by the National Association of Professional Women, along with earning an entry into the Marquis Who's Who in America annual directory. She has served as a volunteer for both election campaigns and social service agencies. She has served on the boards of the New England Development Research Association, the Upstate New York chapter of Apra, and has served as secretary for the Apra International board. She currently serves as a trustee for Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins County and the Finger Lakes chapter of AFP.

Pelletier is a graduate of Rockford University, and earned her MBA at Southern New Hampshire University. Her recent workbook, Building Your Analytics Shop: A Workbook for Nonprofits, was a finalist for the Terry McAdam Award in 2016.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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