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  • Downloading data to create your reports and analysis?

    Here are the steps you can take to get started with Power BI and creating a basic financial report for a charity: By following these steps, you can get started with Power BI and creating a basic financial report for your charity.


  • An Intro to ADRFM

    Are you tired of manually analyzing data for your business reports? Look no further than ADRFM Reporting Suite! Our powerful software automates the analysis process and visualising your data, allowing you to focus on making informed decisions for your business. But don’t just take our word for it, check out our video demonstration of ADRFM…


  • Not all reports are reports

    I’ve discovered that analytics and insight are two responsibilities of the database team that the teams either never get the time to properly concentrate on and thus take ages to deliver and are always misunderstood or what was required by the individuals asking for their analysis.. Depending on where you are in the organisation, for…


  • 12 Days of Christmas

    As some fun and to get you into the spirit of Christmas, we’ve decided to publish a page of a Power BI report each day to show you what can be done with data and what types of visualisations might be useful for your organisation. This is an interactive reporting suite, feel free to have…


  • The Devil’s in the Data : 4 Tips to Help Develop a Data Led Fundraising Culture

    The Devil’s in the Data : 4 Tips to Help Develop a Data Led Fundraising Culture

    This blog post was very kindly written by Paul Hayward, Director of Fundraising, RNID.  If you work in fundraising, or alongside fundraisers, you’ll know how important data is to everything we do. You use it to track progress, assess programs, and make decisions about where to allocate precious resources. But what about using data to inform…


  • Digging into your data

    Data visualisation has come a long way in the past 25 years since I first made a chart in an excel spreadsheet. There are a number of tools available to help you to visualise your data or to do it for you like Actually Data Analytics ADRFM suite. The challenge remains though that if you…


  • Raiser’s Edge Reporting Suite

    Have you struggled with getting reports from your CRM system in the format that you need to do your job? There are lots of canned (pre-defined) reports in CRM systems, these are the reports that are pre-built that get you started with reporting. In Raiser’s Edge (RE) for example, there are things like a new…


  • Board Report – What should you tell them?

    Reporting and Insight should always be led or driven by the strategic direction of the organisation, whether that be an organisational strategy or fundraising strategy. It’s only knowing where you are now that can help you work out where you’re going and how well your doing against those objectives or targets. So I would always…


  • The journey so far….

    The journey so far….

    So I’ve been a fan of the power platform for a long time now. I’ve done presentations about the use of power query in excel to replace the need of even more complicated excel macros to do data trnasformation for those regular tasks of recoding and transforming data in the sector. I started with Access…


  • Welcome to a world of….

    Over the years, I’ve really enjoyed working in the sector, there’s great people and causes but one thing that I’ve always struggled with is the lack of data understanding. I remember, whilst typing this, of a conversation I had on a train early in my role at VSO with the head of Individual Giving and…