I am trying to report on our top donors by year. I can see where to pull the top donor report, but that only aggregates the contributions per donor. That is part of what I need, but I am missing how to also show the individual donations made by each of the top donors. If I put the Top Donors for a given year into a group, then run Find Contributions on that group, that gives me the data I need on the individual donations, but I can't figure out how to sort it to match the "Top Donor" order. Manually rearranging the rows in Excel seems a... not great workaround. Would be so grateful for any guidance.

  • i think SearchKit will be your answer if you want more control over the columns and sorting options
    – petednz - fuzion
    May 26, 2022 at 23:42
  • Thanks for the guidance about SearchKit :)
    – philamir
    Aug 29, 2022 at 21:11

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In Search Kit, try this

Create the search as:

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Note the 'Group By' contact ID, and 'total amount' field added twice - once as 'sum', once as 'list'.

You might want additional 'where' clauses for 'status = completed', 'type = donation' etc.

Then add a table and sort by '(Sum) Contact Contributions: Total Amount' Descending. You might want to untick 'Use Pager' and then set Limit Results to eg 10.

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