DALLAS, TX MARCH 13, 2019
The Pursuant Group, a full-service platform of fundraising companies, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Advizor Solutions, a business intelligence platform and service provider based in Downers Grove, located in the greater Chicago area. This move represents The Pursuant Group’s continued effort to invest in data-driven, technology-enabled solutions for nonprofits and impact-focused organizations.
Advizor empowers fundraisers with predictive modeling and data visualization tools that make it simple to connect multiple data sources and easily visualize actionable insights. The award-winning data discovery software makes it easy to access and blend multiple data sources, putting actionable data at the fingertips of fundraising teams. Through Advizor, fundraising teams at some of the most renowned Higher Education and Healthcare institutions have been able to deploy accessible data solutions that contribute directly to increased funding for their missions. Advizor was spun out of Bell Labs in 2003 by Doug Cogswell and has been a leader in fundraising analytics ever since.
“We are thrilled to add Advizor onto The Pursuant Group platform of fundraising solutions,” said Pursuant CEO Trent Ricker. “This is technology that was birthed out of one of our country’s iconic research organizations in Bell Labs. Doug has been adapting the technology to serve the nonprofit market over the years, and we are excited to invest further in the technology and intelligence that powers the product.”
Ricker went on to laud the simplicity of the tool and its powerful application. “What stood out to me about Advizor was the flexibility and the power of bringing together all of these disparate data sources and visualizing the findings in an actionable way. It’s been a long-standing issue in our market for years, and Advizor addresses it better than I’ve seen before. Advizor is a natural fit alongside our Pursuant Insights offerings that bring world-class analytics and insights tools and services to great causes.”
The Pursuant Group plans to accelerate investment in Advizor’s staff and product development and integrate with Pursuant Insights’ growing suite of analytics and technology solutions to advance the missions of nonprofit organizations. “I look forward to partnering with Doug and his team to bring the Advizor platform alongside our capabilities in Pursuant Insights. The Advizor platform puts actionable data at the fingertips of fundraising and advancement teams in a deeper and more targeted way than in our current portfolio of offerings. This benefits us and our clients. I’m excited to partner in our efforts to bring this more holistic suite of offerings to great causes,” said Hilary Noon, Executive Vice President at Pursuant Insights.
“The core of our solutions is providing organizations with easy-to-use ad hoc reporting and data discovery tools that help them find the best prospects, figure out the most relevant messages, and manage their operations to effective performance drivers and benchmarks. The result is higher ROI – more money raised more efficiently,” said Advizor President, Doug Cogswell. “The need for powerful data discovery and analysis applications in the nonprofit sector is expanding more than ever before. We are incredibly excited and honored to join forces with The Pursuant Group family and look forward to the growth ahead.”
Advizor will remain in Downers Grove and their clients will continue to enjoy the strong level of service, support, and development they have come to expect. “The Advizor team has served their clients with excellence and is able to provide analytics solutions that fill a very necessary function in the nonprofit market,” said Ricker.
The Pursuant Group, based in Dallas, Texas, is a fundraising platform of services and technology tools that leverages strategy, insights, and creative storytelling to help nonprofit organizations change the world. Founded in 2001, Pursuant exclusively serves the nonprofit space through its Pursuant Fundraising, Pursuant Insights, TouchPoint, and Advizor brands.
Advizor is an easy-to-use data discovery, predictive modeling, and visualization tool that helps fundraisers prioritize their prospect research and advancement efforts. The platform combines data from disparate sources and makes sense of it in a simple, visual representation. This empowers fundraising professionals to easily and quickly explore their data in a meaningful way. By making data more accessible, flexible, and simple to review, fundraisers can cut through the noise in their donor files and simplify, streamline, and prioritize their efforts. In addition to serving Nonprofit Organizations, Higher Education, and Healthcare, Advizor Solutions will continue to serve with excellence the IT, Cybersecurity, and Manufacturing industries.
For inquiries, please reach out to Taylor Shanklin, VP Marketing at The Pursuant Group