Some users may wish to compare a Dashboard panel total to a Report total. For example, a user may try to compare totals from the Gift Detail and Summary Report with the Fund Summary Dashboard panel. These totals do not always match.
We do not recommend comparing Dashboard totals to a Report totals. Dashboard was designed to give users a real-time snapshot of their organization's progress. it was not designed as as reporting tool to use in place of a report from the Reports module Due to the differences in flexibility and customization between Dashboards and Report, we do not recommended comparing totals.