Takeaways from Giving USA’s 2018 Report

Takeaways from Giving USA’s 2018 Report

The Giving Institute’s 2018 Annual Report on Philanthropy was released on June 12th. In case you missed it, here are some key takeaways from the report. Total Giving Source: Giving USA Highlights: An overview of giving in 2017 Total 2017 contributions increased 5.2 percent to $410.02 billion. In the last 10 years, total giving has […]

July 12, 2018
Comparing EN and ENP Capacity Ratings

Comparing EN and ENP Capacity Ratings

Learn how and why to compare DonorScape’s Gift Capacity Ratings at Exact & Near versus Exact, Near & Possible. Gift Capacity Ratings can vary depending on your match quality setting. Ratings at EN are the most highly verified, but there’s value in Possible matches! This webcast walks through how to identify prospects with different ratings […]

June 7, 2018
Administrator Functions

Administrator Functions

What can Admins do in DonorScape that’s different from Base users? If you are an Admin in the DonorScape platform there are several features you should become familiar with. Not sure if you’re an Admin-level user? Click the drop-down menu in the top right corner next to your name. If Admin is an option, then […]

April 27, 2018
Webcast – Export All

Webcast – Export All

Step by step instructions for how to process DonorScape’s “Export All” function, convert text files to Excel, and mine for detail. Have you ever been asked to identify all of your prospects who have made charitable gifts to similar nonprofits? Or to find everyone who sits on corporate or nonprofit boards?  DonorScape’s Export All function […]

April 6, 2018
Don’t Let Your Ratings Go Stale

Don’t Let Your Ratings Go Stale

You might want to think about refreshing your ratings if it has been more than a year since your prospects were rated in DonorScape. GG+A research indicates up to 20 percent variance in gift capacity ratings every year. In the example below, 17 percent of the prospect pool changed gift capacity by at least two […]

February 27, 2018
The True Value of Predictive Analytics

The True Value of Predictive Analytics

Predictive analytics streamlines and complements prospect research. Yet it can also produce candid insights that extend far beyond the obvious applications. Based on numerous conversations with clients and other fundraising professionals, it seems the term “predictive modeling” has become a catchall phrase for a solution that delivers not much more than ratings and scores. As […]

February 24, 2016