PTP's first official contribution to the extensions repository is out: Summary Fields!
PTP folks and friends have been working hard to enhance the fundraising aspects of CiviCRM. We have big plans, and expect to release the bits and pieces as they are completed.
Summary Fields is the first to make it out. We've been testing it for a month or two now and, while it has a few quirks (particularly with large data sets), it's fairly stable.
To quote from the README file (written by Mark):
Summary Fields make it easier to search for major donors, recent donors, lapsed donors as well as to show a synopsis of a donor’s history. Summary Fields extends your CiviCRM data by creating a tab of fields that total up and summarize donation history.
Once you’ve completed set-up, a new tab will appear alongside other tabs in contact records showing the totals for each individual.
All of the data in the Summary Fields group are calculated from other data entered into your CiviCRM as contributions, membership or event participation. The benefit of making these items available as calculated fields is that they can be searched in Advanced Search and used as a basis for a smart group as well as for tokens in email and print communications. The set of available fields include:
Total Lifetime Contributions
Total Contributions this Year
Total Contributions last Year
Amount of Last Contribution
Date of Last Contribution
Date of First Contribution
Count of Contributions
Average Annual (Calendar Year) Contribution
Date of Last Membership Payment
Amount of Last Membership Payment
Name of the last attended event
Date of the last attended event
You can find the Summary Fields extension in the extensions directory.