Why Lifecycle Metrics are So Important

The donor database file audit that Analytical Ones prepares for its clients is called the Strategic Growth Analysis (SGA). One of the keys to the SGA is that we look at many metrics by donor lifecycle. We do this because file composition – or the proportion of donors...

What I Learned in Spain

Many of you know that I had a bad accident while on vacation in Spain this Spring. I was in Madrid for 10-weeks recuperating from double-knee surgery. I returned in late June and am back to work now. First, thank you for all your good-wishes and prayers during my...

Election Year Giving

The Presidential Election of 2024 is still months away. But already people have been asking me how I think the election will affect giving. Every 4-years I get asked this question, and every 4-years I give the same answer: Not much. But just so you know I’m not...

Midyear Forecast

The Nonprofit Times recently reported on the overall giving numbers for 2022:  Individual giving, when adjusted for inflation, was down 13%. To quote the Giving USA Annual Report on Philanthropy, “Inflation, economic uncertainty, individuals returning to previous...

Choose A1OI Rather than AI

Seems like everyone is talking about how ChatboxGPT (and AI in general) are going to transform the world. As Google CEO Sundar Pichai has said, “AI is probably the most important thing humanity has ever worked on. I think of it as something more profound than...