in support of your mission

Our emerging data science and analytics practice is a response to the need, expressed by many of our nonprofit clients, for a partner who brings both sophisticated hard skills and a deep understanding of the context in which they work.

Our work begins with understanding the nature of the problem at hand; from ethics to telemetry.
What are you hoping to learn - and why?
What are the implications of this information on how you will serve your constituents?
What are the limitations of the data available for this inquiry?

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Next, we help clients design systems and algorithms, building on classical methodologies and emerging research.
What frameworks make sense in your context?
How do we eliminate algorithmic bias?
What can we learn from existing research to deepen our understanding?

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Finally, we deploy and monitor solutions in the format that best fits existing processes.
How might a novel system be deployed and maintained for ongoing use?
How will you know that the definitions of your measurements haven’t drifted over time?
Do your teams read reports, click through dashboards, or need a full data pipeline?

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what our analytics engagements look like
Mississippi Museum of Art
As a recipient of a coveted Ford BUILD grant, the Mississippi Museum of Art sought to transform its data operations from top to bottom. Brocade partnered with the museum to develop a target entity relationship diagram and roadmap for the transformation. In parallel, we partnered with the leadership team to develop a tailored impact measurement tool for the organization.

Legal Services Corporation of Virginia
Looking to understand the disparities in legal outcomes for each of their client communities, Virginia's statewide legal services provider retained Brocade to dive deep into their historical data. Through a rigorous analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, we identified specific areas to target for improvement as a part of a statewide diversity, equity, and inclusion action plan.

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