Why Analytics matter

Relying on intuition, assuming that since you ‘help society’ you must be achieving lasting social impact, is a recipe for trouble. Insert: Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a free web analytics service that tracks and reports website traffic. Behind the scenes, Google Analytics runs on every single page of your site. How much time do people spend on your site? How much time do they spend reading a specific article? What do they click? What location of the site do they go to? Google Analytics answers all of those questions, and many more, to ensure that your nonprofit can optimize for impact.

What you’ll learn

Our Google Analytics resources will take you from beginner to expert in no time. We’ll cover everything from basic terminology, to account set up, to Google Analytics goal setting, to advanced Google Tag Manager configurations (it’s ok if you don’t even know what GTM is right now — you will soon!).

Takeaways

  • Gain a deeper understanding of Google Analytics’ capabilities
  • Learn to configure Google Analytics to optimize for impact on your organization’s website
  • Process for analyzing and using Google Analytics

Where to start

Understanding Data Culture

Before diving into Google Analytics, we’ll take a step back and get a better understanding of the importance of data culture and measuring organizational impact.

Google Analytics Basics

Dive into the basics of Google Analytics so you know where to start with this free and powerful tool.

Google Analytics Account Configuration

Now that you have better idea of what Google Analytics can do, let’s get configuring! We show you how to set up dashboards, GA goals, and Google Tag Manager to track important actions users are taking on your website. We recommend adding our custom Google Analytics dashboard bundle and goals to your Google Analytics profile for free.

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