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Download Southern Trends Report Data With a Single Click


We’re excited to let you know about a recent upgrade to our Southern Trends Report. Users now have the ability to download the data behind each of the tables, charts and lists featured on the site. You might use the data to create your own charts and graphs, compare figures for different states, or format lists of top funders to share with your board.

This function is also context-sensitive, meaning that if you change one of the parameters on an interactive chart, the data included in the download for that page will reflect your modifications.

Try it out:

  1. Go to the Southern Trends Report.

  2. Choose a state to explore or view data for the Southeast region.

  3. Select the appropriate tab/topic that you’d like to view.

  4. Apply any desired limits or filters to the charts on that page.

  5. Click the “Download Data in Excel” button at the top of the page.

  6. Depending on your browser settings, the file may download automatically or you may be prompted to save or open the file in Excel.

  7. The resulting Excel file will include the data from each of the charts or lists on the relevant page in separate spreadsheets.

We’ll be working with Foundation Center to implement several other feature enhancements and one major update to the Southern Trends Report during the latter half of 2017. We’ll be adding 2015 data to the site this fall and we plan to continue updating the data annually to show trends in foundation growth and giving over time.

These updates and more will be featured in a networking session at our 2017 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, November 14-16. I’ll be joining David Wolcheck, research manager with Foundation Center, to present new figures on the growth of Southeastern foundations and trends in giving through 2015 as well as explore how grants data can help funders identify opportunities for collaboration, target areas of potential need, and assess the effectiveness of their grantmaking strategies. Register today!

Stephen Sherman is SECF's research and database manager.

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