For the NGO

Why the Analytics Academy?

We try to get everyone to do the things that inspire them. We do this by building a platform to connect data-wise students with non-profits. This way, the non-profits will be even more effective in achieving their mission and vision, while the students can gain some real-life working experience.

What does the Analytics Academy do?

The Analytics Academy is a great opportunity for organizations to discover how the analysis of data can benefit them. Since NGO’s and social organizations are usually not able to obtain high-quality advice based on data analyses, we create that ability! On the other hand, we offer econometrics students the opportunity to engage socially as well as to enhance their data-consultancy skills. 

Moreover, trainings of leading consultancy firms facilitate a comprehensive development process for our students. In this matter, the interests of non-profits and students are brought together and a win-win situation is created!

How does the Analytics Academy work?

During a period of 10 or 15 weeks, the most dedicated and eager students engage in a project for a non-profit organization. The project round kicks off with the Kick-off, in which the partner organizations pitch their project, to encourage students to sign up for their specific project. At the end of the project, the student-analysts pitch their findings to the organization at the Kick-out.

Furthermore, they form a constructive advice based on the data analyses.

Practical information

  • Each project group consists of 5 motivated students, who each work 4-6 hours per week for the client. Each group has 1 senior analyst, who acts as chairman and contact person to the partner organization. These senior analysts either have experience in the field of independent research, or have done a project for the Analytics Academy before.

  • There are two project rounds per year; the first from September to December, the second from February to June. In general, the analysts will tackle the issue of the organization within 10 or 15 weeks respectively.

  • The costs for participation for organizations are EUR 250 excl. VAT/BTW.

Examples of completed projects

  • We did a project for Oxfam Novib in which we analyzed the churn-rate by analyzing the registered data. This concluded in a model in which different data about a person could be filled in to find the expected churn rate of this person within the first year.

  • We did research on the donations within ‘Samenloop voor Hoop’ from KWF (Dutch Cancer Foundation). In which we found results about where and when the optimal Samenloop could be arranged. In addition to that we analyzed the neuromarketing by the given data to optimize their websites

  • For Paradiso, we analyzed the relationship between type of drink sale and type of event has been investigated in order to be able to purchase and offer optimally.

  • Project for the Ambulance IJsselland, where the travel time from an ambulance to an accident has been shortened.

  • Project for Stadschouwburg Amsterdam, which is given the ability to generate extra income and search specifically for new members with the help of ticket price optimization and member analysis.

Interested to become a partner organization of the Analytics Academy? We are pleased to invite your organization to discuss the possibilities! 

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