Dan Lowman

Senior Data Analytics Consultant


Dan Lowman joined WASHBURN & McGOLDRICK as a Senior Data Analytics Consultant in November 2022.

An internationally known expert in fundraising analytics and data analysis, Dan spent 23 years in various leadership roles at Grenzebach Glier and Associates, including Senior Vice President, Analytics, advising nonprofit clients on how to make the best use of data.

Dan’s many accomplishments include leading the team that developed DonorScape, the first-ever web-based wealth screening service, whose features and functions are now the industry standard. He also co-led the development of Major Gift Portfolio Optimization, which not only prioritized prospects by capacity and likelihood, but also analyzed donors and prospects based on their most likely school, unit, or area for support.

In 2015, Dan founded Survey Lab, which has worked with hundreds of organizations on alumni and donor surveys, as well as specialized surveys and focus groups, including surveys of academic leaders; augmented feasibility studies; and provided real-time feedback about donor satisfaction.

Dan volunteered with the US Peace Corps in Slovakia for nearly three years, working on education projects and bringing internet to rural schools. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he continues to be deeply involved as a volunteer. He focuses on helping students and young graduates from underserved backgrounds achieve success in their career searches. His expertise on data visualization makes Dan a sought-after presenter across the US and around the world.

Dan works with WASHBURN & McGOLDRICK clients with their data analytics, survey, benchmarking, and predictive modeling needs. He joins the firm’s growing team engaged in the following services: Alumni surveys, Census, Post-campaign assessments, Benchmarking, Feasibility studies (donor surveys and interview reports), Pre-post evaluations of Intensives, Gift migration, Staff surveys, and Advancement Moving Forward (twice-yearly survey about the state of the profession).