Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, PA. Photo by Joey Kennedy. Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, PA. Photo by Joey Kennedy.
The Cultural Data Profile (CDP) is a free and secure online survey that collects financial and programmatic data from nonprofit arts, culture, and humanities organizations so they can apply for grants, gather insights, use data to strengthen a case for support, and contribute to nationwide research. As of 2021, over 19,000 organizations have contributed data.
In an effort to make data entry easier for arts and cultural organizations while preserving the data points used to generate valuable insights for all of our stakeholders, the CDP was streamlined in December 2020.
Download a PDF or Excel copy of the survey to help gather your data for entry. These files include all of the definitions and instructions available in the survey. Choose the version that best matches your organization below:
CDP for very small organizations - expenses less than $50,000 annually
CDP for un-audited organizations - expenses over $50,000 annually who do not receive an audit or review from a nonprofit accounting firm
CDP for audited organizations - receive an audit or review from a nonprofit accounting firm
Our monthly educational webinars are designed to help you every step of the way, from filling out the Cultural Data Profile for the first time to using your data to better understand your financial picture.
Watch the webinar recording below and join us live for upcoming sessions!
Call our Support Center at 877-707-DATA (877-707-3282) or email us anytime to assist with technical needs or questions about data entry. Interpretation services are available upon request in over 30 languages.