Data

Blockchain Explained: Understanding the Technology and its Applications for the Arts, Part 1 of 3

Blockchain Explained: Understanding the Technology and its Applications for the Arts, Part 1 of 3

In this three part series we will detail how blockchain works, its applications for the arts, and the risks arts managers should consider before deploying a blockchain based system. 

Emerging Digital Pathways #3 of 5 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Emerging Digital Pathways #3 of 5  Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

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.

Emerging Technology for Fundraising: Part 1 of 5

Emerging Technology for Fundraising: Part 1 of 5

Fundraising is a critical component of almost every nonprofit arts enterprise.  This spring, the Arts Management and Technology Lab commissioned a national benchmarking analysis and survey of arts organizations on four emerging digital fundraising pathways:  Text message / SMS giving, peer-to-peer portals, Facebook nonprofit tools, and mobile auction apps.   The following kicks off a 5 part series that highlights the findings.  This article offers specific statistics on fundraising with subsequent pieces providing details on the individual pathways and a summary of the national survey's findings.

Meeting Audiences Where They Are: The Data Behind Streaming Classical Music

Meeting Audiences Where They Are: The Data Behind Streaming Classical Music

As streaming becomes the most popular method of consuming music, orchestras and opera companies have an additional method of distributing their content. Which organizations are currently taking advantage of streaming and how are they using it? This raw data set helps answer those questions.

Photo source: http://www.violinist.com/blog/laurie/201611/20869/

Facebook as an Acquisition Tool and Income Driver

Facebook as an Acquisition Tool and Income Driver

Facebook launches new tools almost every day.  While you may be using or contemplating Facebook Live or another content generator, Facebook also has exceptional tools to use content to raise funds and gain acquisitions for your organization's marketing (and development) funnel.

Free Tools and New Ideas from the 2017 Nonprofit Technology Conference (Part I of III)

Free Tools and New Ideas from the 2017 Nonprofit Technology Conference (Part I of III)

The Nonprofit Technology Conference (#NTC17) met in March in Washington, DC, the headquarters of all nonprofits.  The conference was vast with inspiring keynotes and information-filled panels.  The following is only a sampling of what was available and reveals my passions and interests: Data, Diversity and Communication.

Going Beyond Google: Data Sources and Visualization

Going Beyond Google: Data Sources and Visualization

Finding data and analyzing it takes time, something in short supply for most arts managers.  But without taking the time to collect and analyze data, arts managers are making decisions without knowledge. Here are two tools and one source to consider as you move forward in your work.

How To Measure the Effectiveness of an Online Silent Auction System

How To Measure the Effectiveness of an Online Silent Auction System

AMT Lab contributor Justin Gilmore shares his first hand experience with online silent auction system at Society for Contemporary Craft and gives advice for arts managers who are interested in evaluating the effectiveness of a system.