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The Science of Giving with Nate Andorsky of Creative Science

Rally The Cause

Nate Andorsky is the Co-founder and CEO of Creative Science, a full-service digital agency that uses behavioral science in combination with technological and digital capabilities to solve human problems. Before co-founding Creative Science, Nate worked for the nonprofit Startup America Partnership as a Technology Project Manager. Nate is a board member of 2Gether-International and a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). He has been featured in numerous publications, including The Huffington Post, Forbes, and Inc. Magazine. Nate is also the author of Decoding the Why: How Behavioral Science is Driving the Next Generation of Product Design. In this episode: How can behavioral economics help nonprofits succeed? What’s the formula for creating an impactful website? Why are monthly giving campaigns so successful? Nate Andorsky is here to answer all these questions and more. Nate is the expert on using behavioral science in combination with data and technology to boost companies and solve their marketing problems. He’s here to share strategies and concepts that you won’t want to miss. On this week’s episode of Rally the Cause, Jeff Rum talks with Nate Andorsky, Co-founder and CEO of Creative Science, about the intersection of behavioral science and product design. Nate discusses the benefits of behavioral economics for nonprofits, ways that companies can generate more conversions through their websites, how to communicate your message effectively, and much more. Stay tuned!


10 May 2021

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#34: 5 behavioural economics principles you can't afford to ignore, with Nate Andorsky

The Build Good Podcast

What compels donors to say yes? That’s the question most nonprofit fundraisers and marketers are trying to find answers for. Because understanding how people make decisions is a key part in making our fundraising more effective. We've talked about how behavioural economics can help your fundraising on this podcast before, but many of you said this was a topic you wanted to know more about. So, today's guest is Nate Andorsky, the CEO of Creative Science — a digital agency that applies behavioural economics and technology to help mission-driven organizations grow their impact in the world.Nate uses donor psychology and big data to get a better understanding of how donors behave. He wrote Decoding the Why, which has a wealth of nonprofit examples of his research. Today, Nate is going to walk us through five essential theories you can apply in your fundraising today. Listen along to hear five tested and proven principles that come out of the field of behavioural economics and have the power to compel more people to say yes. Today we’ll cover:[4:43] - The difference between system 1 and system 2 thinking[7:35] - Shortcut #1: The Affect Heuristic[9:23] - What a sludge is                    [9:57] - How to present data without taking away its emotional power         [14:07] - Shortcut #2: The Ambiguity Aversion          [18:44] - Shortcut #3: The Certainty Effect    [23:28] - Shortcut #4: The Closeness Effect  [33:24] - Being careful with stereotypes         [36:10] - Shortcut #5: Framing           [41:34] - Nate’s encouragement for nonprofit marketers, leaders, and fundraisers              Get connected:Nate would love to connect with you. You can find him on Linkedin or email him at nate@creativescience.co. You can find out more about the work he does at creativescience.co and get his book Decoding the Why on Amazon.Please consider subscribing to, rating, or sharing the BuildGood Podcast on your preferred platform. You can do that by clicking here. To take advantage of our free resources and get your 5-minute fundraising fix, visit: fiveminutefundraisingfix.com


21 Apr 2021

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Donor motivation and Decoding the WHY - chatting with Nate Andorsky


Nate is an entrepreneur who blends behavioral science, data, and technology to help socially focused organizations scale their impact. He believes the key to unlocking the potential of technology lies within our understanding of the psychological factors that drive human decision-making. By combining scientific findings with outside-of-the-box thinking, he helps turn human understanding into business advantages. As the CEO of Creative Science, he leads a team focused on this mission. He is a frequent international speaker, has been featured in Forbes, INC Magazine, and Huffington Post and his team’s work has earned accolades from Fast Company and TopNonProfits.com. Prior to Creative Science, he was a team member at the Startup America Partnership, a nonprofit led by Steve Case to help build entrepreneurial communities throughout the US. He geeks out about the intersection of human behavior and the ways in which it can improve human outcomes. We chat about donor behaviour and what motivates people to give, the technology that can help nonprofits to better understand that process and how story telling is key to building relationships with donors. We also touch on sections of Nate’s book, Decoding the Why. Nate’s email: nate@creativescience.co Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Creative Science Website


26 Feb 2021

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122. Decoding the Why with Nate Andorsky, CEO of Creative Science

The Brainy Business | Understanding the Psychology of Why People Buy | Behavioral Economics

In today’s episode, I’m excited to introduce you to Nate Andorsky, CEO of Creative Science and author of Decoding the Why. Nate’s book is all about how to apply behavioral economics into consumer-facing software products and websites. It’s about experience, behavior, flow, and shares a bit about the process he and his team at Creative Science use with their clients. Decoding the Why came out in May of 2020, and as you’ll hear in our conversation today, he specializes in work with nonprofits, and also works with other organizations to help them incorporate behavioral economics to be more effective. He and his work have been featured in Forbes, Inc, The Huffington Post, Fast Company, and more. Today, we cover a bunch of ground and mention several concepts of behavioral economics that you may find yourself wanting to dig in on and learn more about (and good news...lots of links below!) Show Notes: [00:44] In today’s episode I’m excited to introduce you to Nate Andorsky, CEO of Creative Science and author of Decoding the Why. [03:10] Nate’s company, Creative Science uses behavioral science to build technology and strategies for today’s most innovative companies.   [04:42] He shares a few examples of tech projects using behavioral science.   [07:06] Nate really enjoys working in nonprofit social impact, consumer finance, health, and ed-tech spaces.   [07:42] When working with companies they first ask, “What is the behavior we are trying to drive?” and then bring that into an awesome user experience.   [09:18] If a product isn’t working exactly as a company wants, they will typically just go ask their users what they want. (Bad strategy) [10:11] There is research to suggest how we think about ourselves in the future is as a stranger—so whatever happens to that person is as inconsequential as if it were happening to a stranger.  This is a big disconnect, so Nate and team look at how to close that gap.   [11:52] The sooner you actually put your skill into practice, you have a better chance of learning it.  [12:19] If you want to change user behavior you have to change the environment and the norms.   [15:11] Nate shares about one of his favorite projects working with a medical school on their enrollment process.  [15:53] You take more ownership of things if you have a hand in building it.  [18:03] Nostalgia and in-group bias can help someone get social proof (which is likely to trigger the desired behaviors).   [19:35] Nate wanted to be a doctor when he grew up because he comes from a family of medical professionals.  During high school, he started his first business and knew he was destined to be an entrepreneur.    [21:26] Melina wanted to be a singer, and shares her experience from volunteering as a company advisor with Washington Business Week.   [23:12] If you want to understand the why behind something, the first thing you need to focus on is a very specific and clear problem.   [23:56] Do a deep literature review, start to hypothesize, and then test what may be going on.  [25:30] A really good place to test is with emails because you can measure an outcome and it is really easy to modify an email to represent a theory.  [26:07] Landing pages are another great way to test.  [27:46] Understanding the group can make a big difference in knowing what nudges to implement.  [30:42] Melina shares about an experience where the company used existing data to help show customers something that would be beneficial to them.   [32:18] If you frame things as a set, people are more likely to complete it.  [34:33] Melina and Nate talk through a real-life example a listener sent in. See it and follow along in the show notes on the website! What do you think? Email Melina your thoughts... [37:13] Giving donors some insights into where their money is going can increase conversion rates.   [40:42] For all the nonprofits listening if you have a project where you need more conversion (like getting and increasing donations), connect with Nate using the links below to see how Creative Science can help. Thanks for listening. Don’t forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Android. If you like what you heard, please leave a review on iTunes and share what you liked about the show.  Let’s connect: Melina@TheBrainyBusiness.com The Brainy Business® on Facebook The Brainy Business on Twitter The Brainy Business on Instagram The Brainy Business on LinkedIn Melina on LinkedIn The Brainy Business on Youtube More from The Brainy Business: Master Your Mindset Mini-Course BE Thoughtful Revolution - use code BRAINY to save 10% Get Your FREE ebook Melina’s John Mayer Pandora Station! Listen to what she listens to while working. Past Episodes and Other Important Links: Creative Science Website nate (at) creativescience (dot) co Nate on LinkedIn Decoding the Why Social Proof Nudges & Choice Architecture Precommitment Defaults  Time Discounting Mental Accounting Loss Aversion Why Our Brains Love Nostalgia & Traditions Biases Toward Others – Including Groups Priming Overwhelmed Brain Social Proof Friction Incentives Anchoring


16 Oct 2020

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The Psychology Behind Our Apps with Nate Andorsky

The Hero's Mindset Podcast

Nate Andorsky is the CEO of Creative Science and the author of Decoding The Why, which explains how companies can use their apps to trick our minds. Some trick to create good habits, others wish to create bad ones. We mostly talk about the good, which his company is designed for.To grab a copy of his book, click this link here... https://www.amazon.com/Decoding-Why-Behavioral-Science-Generation-ebook/dp/B0898YB733To visit his website, click this linkhttps://creativescience.co/author/nate/


28 Sep 2020

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Season 5 - Nate Andorsky thinks about behavioral science


Nate Andorsky is the CEO of Creative Science and author of "Decoding the Why."On this episode of Groupthinkers, host Justin McCord visits with Nate about the principles of behavioral science and how to apply academic ideas into real life marketing strategies. Follow Groupthinkers on Twitter/Instagram @groupthinkers.For more information visit rkdgroup.com/podcast.


10 Sep 2020

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The Nate Andorsky Hypothesis: Understanding Human Behavior Will Improve Your Product Decisions

The Product Science Podcast

Nate Andorsky is an entrepreneur who uses behavioral science to build digital strategies and technology for today's most innovative companies and nonprofits. He believes the key to unlocking the potential of technology lies within our understanding of the psychological factors that drive human decision-making. By combining scientific findings with outside-of-the-box thinking, he helps turn human understanding into business advantages. He’s the author of Decoding the Why: How Behavioral Science is Driving the Next Generation of Product Design. This week on the Product Science Podcast, H2R Product Science Founder and CEO Holly Hester-Reilly sits down with Nate to discuss how we can apply behavioral science principles to product, and where there are some common misconceptions. Read the show notes to learn more.


8 Sep 2020

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Episode 18 with NATE ANDORSKY: Infusing Behavioral Science with a Little Thing Called Technology

It's All Just a Bunch of BS

Nate Andorsky is the co-founder and CEO of Creative Science, a company using behavioral economics to build technology and digital strategies for today’s most innovative companies. Nate in his role of CEO helps blend behavioral economics, design and technology to facilitate social innovators move people to action, empowering clients to dream bigger by creating digital experiences, which at their core are human experiences. Prior to Creative Science, he was a team member at the Startup America Partnership, a nonprofit led by Steve Case to help build entrepreneurial communities through the US. He geeks out about technology and the ways it can motivate people to do good. Nate has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, and Inc. Magazine.


5 Feb 2020

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The overlap between behavioral economics + coaching with Nate Andorsky (S2 E1)

The Pique Podcast

In this episode, I chat with a former entrepreneurship classmate, Nate Andorsky of Creative Science about where behavioral econ and life coaching overlap.  We dive deep into a handful of behavioral econ concepts -- like present bias, paradox of choice, social market theory, loss aversion, and ambiguity aversion -- and how they can be understood and hacked by you to change your life.  Some key takeaways: 1. Remember that up to 95% of our thoughts and decisions are happening subconsciously. Behavioral economics and coaching both seek to bring more awareness to what’s happening below the surface of our minds.  2. Surround yourself with supportive communities that reflect where you want to be. Things that are alike in nature attract each other. 3. Start being the Watcher of your emotions and how they affect your actions. (They always do, whether you’re conscious of it or not.) 4. Apply the theory of Ikigai -- finding the overlap between what you’re good at, what the world needs, what the world will pay for, and what you love to do -- for more career fulfillment. 5. Counteract self-imposed limitations by always creating new goals. As cliche as it sounds, it really is about the journey rather than the shiny reward at the end of the tunnel.  How are some of these behavioral econ principles affecting your life currently? How might you use them to positively impact your life moving forward?  Resources mentioned: • Creative Science website (sign up for the email list at the bottom of the page) • Books: Effectual Entrepreneurship by Sara Sarasvathy, Atomic Habits by James Clear, The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks, Nudge by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein, Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind and 21 Questions for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harrai, Behave by Robert Sapolsky, and Indistractable by Nir Eyal • Freebie: How to get into a deep work state in 15 minutes • The Pique Podcast: More self-awareness, focus, + creativity with morning pages • The Pique Coaching Workbook: Nine prompts designed to help you harness the combined power of your logical brain and your intuition • Pique Coaching article: The value of breaking down successes, not just losses  • TEDTalk: The Surprising Science of Happiness • Photography series: Photographer Removes Phones From His Photos To Show How Terribly Addicted We’ve Become

1hr 17mins

5 Nov 2019

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Fostering Your Entrepreneurial Spirit with Nate Andorsky

Word to the Rise | A Career Advice Podcast

S1, E2 Word to the Rise is a podcast full of honest conversations with individuals achieving success in the modern working world. In this episode, we welcome Nate Andorsky, an entrepreneur who blends behavioral economics, data, and technology to help socially focused companies and nonprofits build and scale technology. Nate geeks out about the intersection of human behavior and technology and the ways in which it can improve human outcomes. We had a refreshing and insightful conversation about using your childhood interests to drive your career decisions, how to handle being fired with grace, and why mentorship isn’t always just from one person. Find out more about Nate: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nate-andorsky-16556a8/ Creative Science: https://creativescience.co/


30 Sep 2019