Contributor Jana Fredricks hosts the newest installment of the Tech In the Arts Podcast series. Four micro-interviews with Pittsburgh based arts leaders and their thoughts on technologies that are changing their fields.
In the age of “fake news,” and seemingly endless internet content, aggregators and RSS platforms become a great way to consume the news we trust. There are many available content-feeds, but one of the longstanding companies to streamline content is Flipboard.
‘Seeing AI’ is a free iPhone app designed to aid low-vision individuals in understanding and navigating the environment around them. The app’s software integrates use of the built-in camera to recognize people, specific items, or a general environment around the user.
Data, data all around. All this data, and what to do with it? Arts nonprofits around the country are working diligently to leverage attendance figures, donation reports, CRM systems, and social media analytics to make the most of their data. Reports are downloaded, numbers are crunched, and well-formatted excel sheets are made to identify trends and communicate organizational goals. When it comes to sharing this information with internal stakeholders, however, a picture really is worth 1,000 words (or in this case, numbers). Tableau is a business intelligence (BI) software that turns those facts and figures into accessible visual graphics, and is worth considering for your organization’s data-crunching needs.
As we conclude our series on Emerging Technologies for fundraising, we are excited for the opportunities facing the arts sector. As noted in early parts, digital giving is growing at a faster rate than individual giving overall, thus it is critical for fundraising professionals to develop or continue to engage in new digital pathways. The findings and recommendations from the national survey are below with our full report available here or for download in the publications section linked above and organized by content category.
Jaron Keener is the Exhibition Designer and Production Manager at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CMNH). He has worked in the museum industry for more than seven years designing exhibits for art galleries, military and history museums, and historic houses, including the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum in Washington DC and First Division Museum in Illinois.
ReMasterpieces is an academic research project created with two goals in mind: first, to recreate missing works of art using computer vision and machine learning and present the works to the original owners and second, to educate and empower people to find the actual missing works of art.
In our latest podcast Benjamain Sweezy, Deputy Director of Digital and Information Strategy at IMLS, discusses open data resources available through the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the types of information that data analysis can reveal.
Data collection and communication is an essential tool for effectively managing arts organizations. Data visualization techniques can reveal organizational or industry insights in a manner which is easy for managers to understand and communicate to their stakeholders. Explore sources for open source data, and low cost, high impact data visualization tools in this new white paper.
August tends to be summer's warmest month, and the news in the arts management and technology sector was just as hot. Cuseum released a report on AR’s visitor impact, early blockchain prototypes were found in the New York Times, and the Broad Museum shared details on their upcoming smart gallery labels. Plus, if your organization hasn’t thought about Pinterest in a while, you may want to. Read on to find out more!
Peer-2-Peer (P2P) campaigns are used often among the non-arts nonprofit community in the United States. 87% of Millennials and Generation Xers are willing to use peer-to-peer for their giving. P2P is a digital fundraising platform that strengthens the relationship between donors and arts organizations. It is an interactive platform where donors can be more actively engaged with their organizations and share their contributions with their peers. If arts organizations want to build deeper relationships with donors, they should try to include P2P in their fundraising plan. The following article explains how.
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According to the 2018 Global NGO Technology Report, over "15% of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide regularly send text messages to donors and supporters." In addition, "43% of those NGOs use a Text To Give service for SMS fundraising." These trends continue in the United States, with the mGive Foundation's 2015 Text Donation Study finding "that for 46% of donors, giving via text is a preferred method." The most popular SMS campaigns tend to favor urgent crises, with over 65% of donors giving via text supporting disaster relief organizations, followed by health institutions and human services organizations. This particular study also referenced a "Giving Gap" where people who responded that they strongly favored using text as a method of donation rarely followed through with that wish. This led mGive to conclude that "it is likely that many donors are not being given ample opportunity to make text donations."
Given this evidence, there is a want from donors for text-based giving that is not being fulfilled. Here’s how your organization can learn to meet this demand.