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At Analytical Ones, we go deeper into the fundraising data than anyone, revealing the unique story, the real story, the story your donors want you to know: the one that empowers and motivates them to support your mission.

Having studied a wide variety of individual behavior and organizational results for over 20+ years, the Analytical Ones’ team can quickly determine what matters most to your donors right now. And how to aid and advise you on what actions to take next for the ideal outcome.

Only by understanding your donors’ story can you create the fundraising that earns support, respect, and revenue.

Bill Jacobs

Founder and Chief Analyst

Bill has personally analyzed 1000s of donor databases and surveyed tens of thousands of individual donors. Each and every project has had its own story to tell. A new lesson to be learned. And those lessons serve as a foundation for every new project Analytical Ones takes on.

Bill has degrees in Applied Sociological Research, Business Management, and Creative Writing; he lives on the island of Hilton Head, SC, with his wife and daughters.

Data Stories

Learn more about analytics and research best practices, as well as real world examples and solutions for nonprofits.

December 31 Emails

This past year, we tracked email solicitations for both Giving Tuesday and December 31 (your can read about Giving Tuesday here: https://analyticalones.com/giving-spam-tuesday/). We wanted to compare these two critical days of email fundraising. Here are some...

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Giving (SPAM) Tuesday

This year, the whole Analytical Ones’ team tracked our the number of emails we received from organizations, how many we received, our relationship with the organization (active donor, lapsed donor or new donor acquisition), and, when we received the email. Here is...

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Fake Polls

Polling is getting a lot of attention today. Bad attention. This is the second election cycle in a row where the polls were pointing towards a solid win for the Democratic Presidential candidate, but the actual vote went the other way. We call the issue is called...

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A Few Mail Flag Best Practices

Over the years, there are a couple of reoccurring mistakes that nonprofit organizations tend to make. One of the mostly costly are legacy “no mail” or “restricted mail” flags. One day, no one usually knows when or why, a donor gets flagged as “no mail.” And then, it...

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Right Tools for the Right Job

Goodness gracious. Are you serious? Apparently in UK, COVID19 cases were under reported due to an Excel limitation on the number of cases in a database. Lives are at stake people! Use the right tools of the trade. And even when lives are not at stake, use the right...

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Fall Forecast 2020

I’ll start with the obvious: No one knows how this fall’s fundraising campaigns will do. We are at in a turbulent time. Global pandemic. Rising unemployment. Stimulus checks. Divisive election. World powers butting heads. Us analyst rely heavily on past data to give...

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Contact

It’s time to know more — we’re ready today to explore the potential within your own donor data story. Together we’ll identify its heroes, its antagonists, its unique surprises, and help guide you to the next chapter of successful fundraising.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.

Bill Jacobs

206.354.8862
28 Hobonny Place
Hilton Head, SC 29926

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