AMAtlas Data Miner
AMAtlas Data Miner includes more than 350 variables on charitable giving to educational institutions collected through the online Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) survey. Users have access to 20 years of VSE survey data from approximately 1,000 public and private U.S. higher education institutions and a select group of private precollege institutions. The data can be downloaded in CSV format.
AMAtlas Data Miner's functionality also enables users to create groups of institutions to study—called comparison groups. These can be designed manually, by listing institutions, or they can be designed by querying the system for like features, such as location, control, type of institution, and more.
Data Miner Access
Access to AMAtlas Data Miner is a CASE member benefit. Email the AMAtlas team to request a Data Miner user account.
Corporations can subscribe for a fee. Corporate CASE Educational Partners are eligible for discounted pricing. Email the AMAtlas team to request a Data Miner subscription quote. Please include your name, email address, phone number, and institution name and state.
CASE offers members, corporate partners, and Data Miner subscribers specialized data queries by arrangement, for those seeking a one-time report or historical data. The VSE survey historical data goes back to 1969. Email Ann E. Kaplan to discuss your data needs and get a custom report quote.
Graphical Program Summary (GPS) Reports
The Graphical Program Summary (GPS) Report is a new CASE member benefit. Institutions that participate in the VSE survey get a report that provides a visual representation of their year-over-year trends in comparison with their AMAtlas peers and all higher education institutions that complete the VSE survey. Download your institution's GPS report from AMAtlas Data Miner. Don't have a Data Miner account yet? Email the AMAtlas Team.
AMAtlas Faciliated Cohorts
AMAtlas Faciliated Cohort groups provide benchmarking in philanthropy, alumni relations, and communications and marketing. Comprised of 12–18 institutions each, these groups provide participating institutions with customized analysis and an opportunity to convene in-person to better understand benchmarks and trends in order to guide strategic change. Learn more about joining AMAtlas Facilitated Cohorts and request more information here.
Data Miner Guides
The VSE Survey & Data Miner Guide is intended to help VSE survey participants and Data Miner users better understand the VSE survey. It provides an overview of the required and optional questions on the full, partial, and minimal versions of the survey. It also maps the survey data fields to their corresponding variables in Data Miner.
The AMAtlas Data Miner Quick Start Guide provides an overview of the Data Miner modules and basic instructions for creating data outputs.
The AMAtlas Data Miner Visual Guide provides screenshots and step-by-step instructions for creating data outputs.
The Alumni Engagement Metrics (AEM) Guide provides information about about the AEM survey data variables in Data Miner and instructions for accessing a summary report and creating custom AEM data reports.
Email the AMAtlas team for assistance, as well as to schedule individual or group training on the VSE survey and Data Miner, as needed.
View our Data Miner video tutorials below.