What people are saying:

“Originally, I engaged Mary and Ravela Insights to dive into our database and identify strategies and pathways in which we could enhance our Annual Giving efforts. As expected, the process provided solid data analysis. However, when combined with Mary’s deep experience and creativity, key strategies were developed that spurred higher levels of giving and performance. I was so impressed that I hired Mary and the company on an extended contract to assist in further systems and operations development. I highly recommend Mary and Ravela Insights.” Dan Martin

President, Seattle Pacific University

“If you are a non-profit organization, you can’t afford not to be using Ravela Insights and the work of Mary Hackett.  When I saw my first presentation of the analysis of our donor information, I was stunned and blown away – but all in a positive sense.  Mary’s work and the Ravela Insights software is a must have tool for donor analysis.  My professional background is in software sales & marketing.  This solution is one of the best software and analysis tool I have ever seen.  Just from the initial analysis I already have multiple new ideas and directions we will be taking our organization.  From the year-to-year comparisons, retention and recaptured analysis, The Major Donor Journey, Revenue Breakout and Donor Pyramid, First Time Donor Analysis to the heat maps for both national and regional donors, I can’t quit thinking about new ideas and additional questions.  The work and analysis provided by Ravela Insights will become the basis of our strategic action plan for the next 2-3 years.  Outstanding value and more importantly- Impressive Solution!!” Joe White

Executive Director, The Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research

“When I started as Executive Director, I had a lot of anecdotal information but not enough hard data – and I needed data in a quick period of time. You can’t create strategies and manage what you don’t know, so I enlisted Ravela to conduct donor data analytics. Ravela Insights needed to pull from different databases, all with their own unique set of issues, and Ravela did it, quickly, and with an accurate assimilation of the data into very user friendly reports. The results showed me trends, where we had gaps, and where our best opportunities are to grow our organization. The information has allowed me to build both short term and long term strategies and understand exactly where I should be focusing our resources. The team at Ravela Insights listened to my needs and over-delivered!  Not only do I have a much better understanding of how our key stakeholders are engaging, my team and I are in a place to proactively shift focus, improve donor stewardship and increase revenue.Aimee Sheridan

Executive Director, Auction of Washington Wines

I have worked with Mary for over 10 years and she is a joy to work with. She has a great sense of humor and is very creative in her approach to fund development. Her tools are great at analyzing data to put together a plan for increasing donations. In her work with The Healing Center she did a great job of working at a high level with the Executive Director as well as getting into the details with me as the Director of Development. I would think any nonprofit could benefit from working with Mary and Ravela Insights. Stephanie Murray

Director of Development, The Healing Center

Mary is the consummate consultant. She listens well, provides practical solutions, and stays at the table; to work closely with staff to execute all desired outcomes her work provokes. Being a development practitioner in her own right, she knows first hand the real-life issues of mid-market nonprofits who don’t know what their data is telling them. Even small nonprofits can benefit from Mary’s unique skill at discovering what the data reveals. She knows and cares about how staff do their jobs, so can translate the analytics into every-day realities. I have and will continue to pull her into my own client work to serve their ability to provide meaningful donor relationships with value.

Dan Peddie

Principal, One Accord Nonprofit