Cian first joined nfpSynergy as an intern in January 2011, providing research support for the company’s tracking research, particularly CAM and ICEM, and bespoke projects.
Following his internship, he worked at the British Red Cross, where his responsibilities included internal research projects, responding to sector consultations, analysing supporter groups and assisting with evaluations in the fundraising division. The role also involved information gathering on external developments and sector trends, and contributing to the ethical screening process.
Cian returned to nfpSynergy in 2012 as a researcher and is now head of data science, working across the company’s syndicated and bespoke research. In the past three years he has developed several audience segmentations for charity clients and helped their implementation across the organisations. He is the technical lead on segmentation projects and other in-depth data analysis work, as well as leading analysis of charity sector data. He is also responsible for internal statistics training and ensuring that the nfpSynergy team is fully skilled in quantitative analysis.