SMU DataArts - Cultural Data Profile


Where to Go From Here

How to Use Our Findings

Our mission is to empower arts and cultural leaders with high-quality data and evidence-based resources and insights that help overcome challenges and increase impact. 

Key Takeaways for Cultural Leaders from Director Zannie Voss

  • The fundraising report can be used as a benchmark for determining whether the funds generated per dollar spent on fundraising are in line with similar organizations.

  • If you want to grow, consider an audacious project for a future year and galvanize people around it now. The ability to generate excitement among donors now for a project in the future – multi-year planning – looks to be a key to growth.

  • Check out upcoming reports that cover stats on board size, board giving participation levels, average gift levels, and more.

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