Dan Lowman

Senior Vice President, Survey Lab

My role has always been about finding good data, turning it into information, and then proposing action.


Dan Lowman is a Senior Vice President in our Analytics Department. His clients span the nonprofit sector and include hundreds of colleges, universities, hospitals, and social service, advocacy, and cultural organizations. His work with client organizations includes campaign planning, prospect identification and prospect management, analytics implementation, metrics, annual giving programs, and grateful patient fundraising.

Dan also serves as Director of GG+A’s Philanthropy Survey Lab. The Survey Lab partners with nonprofit clients to collect information directly from their constituents on issues such as charitable giving intent, attitudes toward an organization, case/brand messaging testing, and many other subjects. Dan oversees survey content, methodology, and reporting for online, print, phone, and in-person surveys.

Dan is an award-winning public speaker who presents frequently at national and international conferences. He has contributed to numerous publications, including the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Currents, APRA Connections, and The Major Gifts Report. Dan has been quoted in the New York Times and the International Herald-Tribune, and he has made television and radio news appearances.

In 2004, Dan led the team that developed and launched DonorScape®, the first-ever web-based prospect screening service. Since that time, Dan has focused on applying data and analytics to strategic fundraising issues in support of GG+A’s evidence-based approach to counsel. This work has taken him to clients in all 50 states and 8 countries.

Previously, Dan served as a United States Peace Corps volunteer in the Slovak Republic. Dan is an alumnus of the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he graduated with college honors and highest distinction.

  • American Cancer Society
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • American College of Financial Services
  • American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Arkansas Tech University
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Barack Obama Foundation
  • The University of British Columbia
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • Cardiff University
  • Carnegie Hall
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Celebrity Series of Boston
  • Chamber Music Society
  • The University of Chicago
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • The University of Chicago Medicine
  • Colby College
  • University of Colorado Foundation
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Covenant House
  • Curtis Institute of Music
  • Dartmouth University
  • Drexel University
  • Durham University
  • Fidelity Foundation
  • University of Florida Foundation
  • Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles
  • George Mason University
  • Gonzaga University
  • Hebron Academy
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Holderness School
  • Horace Mann School
  • The Hotchkiss School
  • The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
  • University of Illinois Foundation
  • Iowa State University Foundation
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium
  • Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California
  • Kent Denver School
  • Knox College
  • La Salle University
  • University of Leeds
  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  • The LIVESTRONG Foundation
  • Loma Linda University Health
  • Loomis Chaffee School
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Make-a-Wish Foundation of America
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Medical and Health Sciences Foundation
  • Memorial Hermann Foundation
  • The University of Mississippi
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Missouri State University System
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • The National Ballet of Canada
  • University of Nebraska Foundation
  • Nevada Museum of Art
  • New York Philharmonic
  • The Newberry Library
  • Northeastern University
  • Northwell Health Foundation
  • University of Notre Dame
  • The Ocean Conservancy
  • Oklahoma State University Foundation
  • Olin College of Engineering
  • Oregon State University
  • Peddie School
  • Pennsylvania Ballet
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • The University of Queensland
  • University of Rochester
  • Saint Mary's College of California
  • Saint Mary's Doran Foundation
  • Saint Mary's School
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Scripps College
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Southern California
  • Teachers College, Columbia University
  • The University of Texas at El Paso
  • Trinity College
  • United States Naval Academy Foundation
  • Utah Shakespeare Festival
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Williams College

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