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Reporting Best Practices

NonProfit PRO

From outdated to modern reporting. Analytics

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How to Make Analytics a Priority – Finally!

Association Analytics

You probably have a long list of great things you want to accomplish this year…including making analytics a priority. We can help you move analytics to the top of the list by giving you tips to build a business case and how to articulate it to others.

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EveryAction Report Highlights Philanthropic Trends for Giving Week 2021

NonProfit PRO

Analytics EveryAction Givingtuesday GivingTuesday Results Report Research

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How to Start Your Data Analytics Journey

Association Analytics

The team at Association Analytics often hears questions like, What exactly is data analytics? What’s the difference between analytics and reporting? First: Reporting vs. Analytics. You need reports to help run your business.

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4 Ways to Expand the Value of Your AMS with Analytics

Association Analytics

Your AMS focuses more on current and past data, however with analytics, you can use this data, and data from your other source systems, to be more forward-thinking. Using data from your AMS, analytics will help you answer these more complex questions. Why analytics?

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Don't Let Association Data Myths Hold Back Your Analytics

Association Analytics

The three most common myths that hold associations back from getting started on their analytics journey are data cleanliness, data governance and data strategy. A less-evolved data governance model will not necessarily prevent you from using analytics in a constructive way.

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Deliver the Metrics Grantmakers Want: How Enhanced Reporting Can Help Increase Funding and Save Time

NonProfit PRO

We'll then hear from Stephen Crano, Data Management Analyst at Brooklyn Community Services as he discusses how Apricot decreased reporting time at his organization. Analytics Foundations Grants Data management Grantmakers Mission impact

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Top 10 Analytics Quick Wins

Association Analytics

In our most recent blog post , we shared tips on how to build a business case to make data analytics a priority in 2022. Now that you are prioritizing data analytics, we want you to keep the momentum going with some quick wins. Here’s our list of Top 10 Analytics Quick Wins: 10.

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How to leverage business analytics insights with Association Management Software (AMS)

Nimble AMS

Not every organization that uses business analytics must be a for-profit company. Business analytics is essential for any modern organization. Using business analytics makes running your association easier by providing your decision-makers with the valuable data they need.

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14+ Excellent Nonprofit Annual Reports

Whole Whale

Nonprofit annual reports play an important role as we head into the end of the fiscal year or the onset of giving season. Although they are not an IRS requirement, compelling annual reports can sway potential donors and show current donors how their money is helping your organization to make an impact. Your annual report should communicate the success of your organization and its financials in a concise, visual way. Check out the annual report template!

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6 Annual reports to inspire your organization

EveryAction

Annual reports are a staple of nonprofit life. They’re a powerful tool for communicating your impact, but what makes an annual report effective? Annual report essentials. Before we look at our exemplary annual reports, let’s go over some annual report necessities.

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Comprehensive Guide to Google Analytics 4 for Nonprofits

Qgiv

Luckily, nonprofit organizations can track website activity to make those essential changes by viewing user data through the use of Google Analytics 4. What is Google Analytics 4? This new analytics software is taking the place of Universal Analytics , its predecessor program.

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Google Analytics 4 – A Continuing Story

Media Cause

Like it or not, the switchover to Google Analytics 4 is coming (at some point – Google is keeping the official date a mystery to themselves as well as the rest of us mere mortals). In GA4’s standard reports, sampling has been eliminated and the data being collected is now unlimited.

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Who Analyzes the Analytics? (It’s us. We do.)

M+R

Note: The purpose of this document is to both outline new Google Analytics 4 (GA4) functionality and develop a set of M+R recommendations. Analytics are an essential tool for digital marketers and there’s a big shift underway as Google Analytics 4 (GA4) is being implemented.

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Analytics Dashboards: Which tool is Right For Your Nonprofit? 

Whole Whale

There are a lot of different analytics dashboards out there, so it can be tough to know which one is right for your nonprofit. To help you decide, here are four things to look for in an analytics dashboard: . 10 Reasons why nonprofits should invest in an analytics dashboard.

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Who benefits from predictive analytics and artificial intelligence at associations?

Nimble AMS

Here’s a look at just who benefits from predictive analytics at associations. Recently, I wrote about predictive analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) for associations. Specifically, I looked at: Why it’s time to get started with predictive analytics and AI.

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Nonprofit Analytics: Overview and 13 Analytics for Your Org

DNL OmniMedia

But before you can capitalize on the information stored in your CRM or other nonprofit software, you need to know exactly what analytics to track in the first place. This includes assisting with nonprofit analytics! Definition of Data Analytics for Nonprofits. Web Analytics.

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Google Analytics 4: What Nonprofits Need to Know

Media Cause

You may have not heard, but Google has officially rolled out Google Analytics 4, a new kind of tracking property. It is different from Universal Analytics properties, which only supports websites, as it supports both websites and apps across multiple devices. Cookie-less analytics.

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Intro to Data Analytics for Nonprofits

Qgiv

Data analytics for nonprofits is just as valuable … and even more crucial. To get started, let’s go over some of the types of metrics your nonprofits can track: Types of Data Analytics for Nonprofits. The sooner you set up your analytics account, the sooner you can start tracking!

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[ASK AN EXPERT] Should Your Nonprofit Invest in Digital Analytics Tools?

Bloomerang

Today’s question comes from a nonprofit employee who wants advice on whether or not it’s worth it to invest in digital analytics tools. . They want us to invest in digital analytics tools to measure our efforts, but I’m not really sure what this will tell us.

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Blackbaud Discontinued Crystal Reports – Now What?

Cloud 4 Good

Blackbaud recently announced the end of support of a few applications hosted in their Citrix environments, including Crystal Reports (CT). trillion value that the McKinsey Global Institute estimates advanced analytics can enable. Unlisted Blackbaud crystal reports Tableau

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GA Apocalypse: The Deprecation of Universal Google Analytics

Whole Whale

Starting July 1st, 2023 all Universal Google Analytics accounts will stop pulling in new data from your website. Google Analytics is forcing a complete migration of older Universal Analytics to the newer GA4 tool. How do I tell if I have Universal Analytics or GA4 on my site?

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Exploring the Reporting Advantages of Salesforce Over Blackbaud CRM (BBCRM)

Cloud 4 Good

Enhanced Configurability + Analytics. One of the major differences between Salesforce and BBCRM is the capability and intuitive interface of native reporting. Let’s start with native reporting. Superior Reporting Flexibility. Now, a report is based on a report type.

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5 New Google Analytics Statistics For Nonprofits

TechImpact

Google Analytics, where would I be without you?”. The website measurement and analytics tool serves as a dipstick into the effectiveness of your current marketing strategies, and into the effectiveness of your website as a whole. Once you’ve quenched your thirst for analytics with the easy stuff, what’s the next step? What more can you learn from Google Analytics? If you haven’t been using the trackbacks page, this might be a good page for you to start reporting on.

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Twitter Analytics And Your Nonprofit

TechImpact

Analytics serve as a window into the effectiveness of your nonprofit’s content marketing. Last week, we discussed the importance of paying attention to and reporting on your nonprofit’s website analytics. The truth is your nonprofit’s Twitter is producing just as many important analytics as your website is, and you should be tracking and reporting on them. Twitter Analytics. Twitonomy is perhaps the most robust analytics platforms available.

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How is GA4 Different Than Universal Analytics (UA)?

Whole Whale

Short Answer : It’s not just you, Google Analytics 4 (GA4) is completely different than Universal Analytics (UA). Google Analytics 4 (GA4 | code: gtag.js) is the Malcolm to Google’s Macbeth played by Universal Google Analytics (UA | code: gtag.js/analytics.js).

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Spotlight: The Forum One Data and Analytics Team

Forum One

Without robust data and analytics, any organization’s strategy is just a series of guesses. That’s where our Data and Analytics Team comes in. What the data and analytics team does. The Forum One data and analytics team is growing! Digital strategy runs on data.

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Wherefore Universal Analytics

Allegiance Group

Since it has come out of beta, we have been fielding a lot of questions about Universal Analytics, the latest and greatest analytics package from Google. What Makes Universal Analytics So Different? There are a few things that make Universal Analytics different from Google Analytics. The ability to report more on visitors instead of visits. With standard Google Analytics, the focus has always been on the visit. Analytics

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Top 2021 Fundraising Strategies: Mastering an Analytical Approach to Strategy and Planning

Bloomerang

Mastering an analytic approach to strategy and planning. Master an analytic approach to strategy and planning. That’s why you need an analytic, numbers-based perspective to strategy and planning. This is part five in a six-part series.

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Key Findings from the 2022 Blackbaud Target Analytics donorCentrics Sustainer Summit

sgEngage

Over the five-year report period, the median number of recurring donors increased by 44%. Many summit organizations reported on virtual events and expanded uses of other techniques that they hope to continue in a post-pandemic world in 2022 and beyond.

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Nucleus named data analytics solution of the Association Laboratory Research Alliance

Gravitate

Gravitate Solutions is pleased to report that Nucleus has been named the official data analytics solution for the Association Laboratory Research Alliance.

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Nonprofit Website Analytics: Why And What You Should Care About

TechImpact

Because every nonprofit’s mission, size, audience, and the variety of content it posts varies wildly, the traffic and analytics supporting that website are going to be intrinsically different. You might be asking yourself at this point: “But why are analytics important? Why should I spend the time reporting on them? And what should I be reporting on?”. Analytics are like the fuel for the aircraft carrier.

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How to Prepare Donor Data Reports for Your Board Members

Bloomerang

As a fundraising coordinator who prepares these reports, you work with this data every day. The last thing you want to do is waste their time and bog their donor reports down with unnecessary metrics. . Donor data to exclude from your report. Predictive analytics.

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[ASK AN EXPERT] What are Predictive Analytics for Planned Giving?

Bloomerang

Today’s question comes from a nonprofit leader who needs advice on identifying planned giving prospects through predictions and analytics. . Twitter | LinkedIn | The post [ASK AN EXPERT] What are Predictive Analytics for Planned Giving?

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2022: A Year of Investment in Our Association Community

Association Analytics

We continued our A2 webinar series, Analytics in Action, co-hosted webinars with other leading industry partners, spoke at association conferences all over the country and created tons of educational reading materials for association professionals. How to Make Analytics a Priority – Finally!

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How Benchmarking and Analytics Can Inform Fundraising Strategies

Connection Cafe

bbcon 2020 is just around the corner, and I’m excited to be presenting on the critical role of benchmarking and analytics in shaping your fundraising strategy. At times we might not know where to start and what reports are needed.

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Amp Up Your Digital Marketing with Google Analytics

Byte Technology

It’s obvious to any digital marketer—whether they be a nonprofit organization seeking to recruit donations, time and talent or a strictly for-profit concern simply chasing the success that comes with the almighty dollar—that utilizing Google Analytics is a great way to hone your online strategies in order to make the most of your efforts in the virtual world. do not have e-commerce tracking set up in their Google Analytics accounts. Go Custom with Report and Dashboards.

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Google Analytics 4 Promises More Power, Better Privacy–Is your Organization Ready?

Forum One

Google sent a bit of a shockwave through our community this spring, announcing that after more than ten years, Universal Analytics (UA) will stop collecting new data on July 1, 2023.* Shifting to a whole new platform—and Google Analytics 4 is a whole new platform—can seem daunting.

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It Slices, It Dices … It’s Google Analytics Advanced Segments!

NetWits

This post is part of an ongoing series about getting the most out of Google Analytics. If you’d like to start with the basics, read Intro to Google Analytics or Understanding your Audience through Analytics. Or, check out all of My Posts on Google Analytics. Don’t be dismayed by the naming, Google Analytics advanced segments are really easy to use! They’re a simple way to segment your data and get more out of the reports you already use.

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To Build or Buy a Software Solution: Which is Right for You?

Association Analytics

Data scientists, data engineers, business analysts and implementation managers are just some of the roles an outsourced analytics provider employs. appeared first on Association Analytics. We’ve all heard the catchphrase, “ if we build it, they will come. ”

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