I need to know how many families and individuals we work with each year. How can civi tell me these figures?
Simplest way :
- menu Search -> Find Contacts
- any contact type --> replace by the contact type you want to count (Household or Individual)
In the result, you will see the total count (here 1238 individual contacts) :
You can use another search to have more criteria and get the total count for each. The search result will always show you the total count.