WHITE WAVE RISING Young Soon Kim Dance Company, Brooklyn, NY. Image credit: Paula Lubo WHITE WAVE RISING Young Soon Kim Dance Company, Brooklyn, NY. Image credit: Paula Lubo
Ever wonder how much contributed revenue to expect for every dollar spent on fundraising? What do other organizations in the same arts and cultural sector tend to attract from each source of contributed funds? What are trends in giving, and what characteristics of my community and organization influence contributed revenue levels? Do all arts organizations tend to cover a similar level of expenses with contributed dollars, or does it vary by sector, size, and market?
We provide answers to these questions in SMU DataArts’ Fundraising Report, which uniquely examines the 2017 results of fundraising efforts of over 2,421 organizations across 11 different arts and cultural sectors throughout the nation. You’ll also see trends for a subset of over 1,888 organizations over the four-year period from 2014 to 2017. We provide these valuable insights and useful tools to help arts and cultural leaders tell their story, overcome challenges, and increase impact.
Key Takeaways from the Author
Zannie Voss discusses key findings of the Fundraising Report, providing you with the data needed to make informed decisions about spending, followed by a Q&A with attendees.
What Leadership and Board Members Need to Know
Director Zannie Voss and special guest Karen Brooks Hopkins, Nasher Haemisegger Fellow discuss key insights into the latest findings on fundraising to help you maximize your efforts and diversify your donor profile.
Photo by Courtney Crews. Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, CA. (2017) Photo by Courtney Crews. Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, CA. (2017)
Does it pay to spend on fundraising? See the average amount of revenue generated for every dollar spent.
Is total contributed revenue keeping up with expenses? Find out which sectors are seeing growth in revenue and which are not.
Do you know which source of funding is leading in unrestricted contributions? See who organizations are depending on year after year.
Our mission is to empower arts and cultural leaders with high-quality data and evidence-based resources and insights to overcome challenges. Find out how to apply our findings to your organizational strategies.