Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, PA. Photo by Joey Kennedy. Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, PA. Photo by Joey Kennedy.
The Cultural Data Profile (CDP) is our flagship service that has become an indispensable national resource for data collection, analysis, learning, and insight.
Simply put, the CDP is an online survey that nonprofit arts, culture, and humanities organizations – large and small, and across all disciplines – use to capture, share, and analyze their financial and programmatic information in a standardized format, all in one safe, secure place.
The system allows arts and cultural organizations to enter data into the new, tailored CDP. A short form is now available for organizations with budgets of less than $50,000, making the data entry process faster and more equitable for small nonprofits.
All participating organizations are provided with five designed analytic reports: Annual Report, Programs and Attendance, Marketing, Fundraising, and Balance Sheet and three key calculated metrics: Operating Margin, Working Capital and In-Kind ratio.
We've rebuilt the CDP with input from thousands of cultural professionals. Tailored questions and an intuitive interface make the CDP relevant and easy to use.
We start by asking you a few basic questions to produce a customized Data Profile with only the questions most relevant to your organization.
Certain fields are pre-populated to cut keystrokes and a choice of a guided-question or row-and-column view lets you customize your experience. Your data is automatically saved as you go, so you can finish the Profile on your own schedule, and not worry about losing your work.
We make completing multiple annual surveys easier for you by integrating questions with the CDP.
If your organization participates in another survey, such as the Arts and Economic Prosperity study, conducted by a DataArts partner, your CDP data can be used to autofill all common questions. You can easily complete, manage, and save all your surveys via your DataArts dashboard. See our growing list of partners and let us know if you don’t find one that you need.
The data you enter powers a suite of analytic reports and data visualizations that you can use in myriad ways.
Automatically produce an annual report to share with donors, examine trends in your organization’s performance, make comparisons to a peer group, or submit one standardized form as part of applying to multiple grant programs with just a few clicks.