Our friends at Fractured Atlas are relaunching their Issue Brunch series and have asked me to facilitate a discussion on the benefits and challenges of data sharing among arts organizations. As Tiffany Bradley, Development and Marketing Specialist for Fractured Atlas, recently wrote:
As more organizations lead collaborative efforts, the implications of sharing data come to the forefront. Data sharing - whether for marketing, ticketing, fundraising purposes - raises a host of issues. Does pooling information about patrons lead to greater revenues for all parties? Or do organizations risk a negative response from patrons? Integrating the range of software that arts organizations use is also a problem in its own right.
This panel discussion will be streamed live on February 11, 2011 at 1:15 pm EST via UStream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/fracturedatlas. Online participants will be able to engage one another in discussion and submit questions for the panel.
Panel participants include:
- Deborah M. Abramson - The Pew Charitable Trusts
- Joe Harrell - Alliance for the Arts
- Adam Huttler - Fractured Atlas
- Barbara Janowitz - Theater Subdistrict Council/City of New York
- Chrisopher J. Mackie, Ph.D - Open Health Tools
- Maris Smith - Situation Interactive
So what has your experience been like with data sharing among arts organizations? What benefits have you received? How did you approach the organizational and technological challenges? Leave a comment below and be sure to join us on Friday for what is certain to be an engaging conversation.