This was a presented at the 2019 AEA conference.Benjamin Franklin’s words that “today is yesterday’s pupil,” can be applied to many things – even data visualization! With that quote in mind and in the spirit of the conference theme of honoring the past, we are offering a session where attendees can leverage lessons from our history with dashboards. We have conducted a systematic review of over twenty dashboards that our firm has created from 2012 through 2019. These dashboards measure data for nonprofit, philanthropy, and corporate groups. They have tracked a wide swath of indicators across focus areas from social media engagement to literacy program best practices to organizational health. Based on our firsthand knowledge of dashboard history, we chronicled a comprehensive set of concrete measures of dashboard success like user accessibility and level of automation.