Reporting is not Analytics

Turning Data Into Actionable Strategies

Everybody says they offer Analytics these days.  So do we—but we go further… Reporting of numbers and statistics aren’t analytics. Until you transform data into actionable solutions “analytics” is just a buzzword.

We manage complexity.  We do this by identifying and communicating about the key drivers of your programs in simple yet powerfully insightful ways. We handle the complexity of audience targeting and overlap, the difficult questions around attribution, and the coordination of multiple channels, platforms, and fundraising objectives.

Our direct response background gives us a unique approach to digital fundraising for non-profits. We are intensely focused on driving programs that produce measurable results—and typically that means revenue impact is the first thing on our mind.

At Further, analytics has three basic components:

  • Implementing tracking mechanisms that align Google Analytics with CRM and third party reporting. Looking to attribute that ominous ‘dark pool’ of donations? Contact us about attribution solutions.
  • Parsing the signals from the noise. We never suffer from analysis paralysis because we know how to focus conversations around the important data points and not get distracted by the thousands of fun but futile metrics that are so common on the web.
  • Driven by Data and Powered by PeopleTM. It’s more than our tagline…it’s our business model. We are committed believers in AI, but effective marketing still needs top caliber people to transform the findings into strategies that meet the goals and objectives of your organization.  Without this implementation feedback loop overlapping with hardcore data exploration it’s all just numbers.


How can you tell if you’re getting reporting or analytics? Simply put, if most of the reports you are receiving are historical and backwards looking you’re getting reporting. If the counsel you are receiving is grounded in historical basis but is predictive, forward-looking, goal-oriented, actionable and ties back to the strategic roadmap, then you are getting analytics.

Want to go deeper?  Go Further…

These results are unbelievably satisfying.  The CPA's are insanely good!

Erica Best

Senior Manager, Direct Response
No Kid Hungry

We initially contracted Further for a search and Facebook pilot program and the results left no doubt that they would help us get to the next level.  We quickly expanded our scope with them.

Tricia Hart

Director of Direct Response
Amnesty International USA

We have an aggressive 5-year fundraising goal that is largely driven by digital. Further is the perfect partner to map out the strategy and help us achieve the results.

Diane Clifford

Director of Direct Response
No Kid Hungry

We tapped into Further’s expertise to help the IRC move to a digital-first prospecting program. In a short period of time we've added hundreds of thousands of new donors largely due to Further's strategic planning and advice.

Emily Martin

Digital Advertising Officer
International Rescue Committee

Further manages our digital display ads, paid Facebook advertising, and search/Grant. Together, our efforts have allowed CRS to grow digital revenue by double-digits every year. 

Laura Durington

Senior Manager of Digital Giving
Catholic Relief Services

Our fundraising efforts through Facebook & search are at historical highs. Further always brings smart ideas and solid execution to the table.

Keira Costic

Director of Web Marketing & Digital Acquisition
Defenders of Wildlife

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