To find a list of first-time donors from a specific time period, we would need to create an open smart field and apply it to a query.
For the Smart Field:
  1. Go to Administration>Smart Fields.
  2. Click Add at the top, and select the Constituent Revenue Application Dates smart field.
  3. Name the query and click the Parameters tab.
  4. Make sure the Value to Return is set to First Application Date, and then check the boxes for the proper revenue and transaction types you'd like to see.
  5. Leave the Date Range blank.

After that, you'll set up the Query itself:
  1. Go to Analysis>Information Library
  2. Create a new Ad-hoc query using the Constituent Source view.
  3. In the left column, expand Smart Fields.
  4. In the middle column, double click the smart field we add earlier.
  5. In the middle column, add Value to Include Records where, and set it equal to the necessary date range.
  6. In the middle column, add Value to Records to display. Add any other necessary fields now.