Our most recent big news is that we have launched some new, free online courses to help arts managers make better use of their data, linked below. It is not necessary to be a part of the CDP to use these courses, so please feel free to share widely, especially with your other partners in Utah. There is a fourth course due to launch later this month about using data for advocacy which I hope will be particularly helpful. I will let you know when that is available.
We have also made some substantial improvements to our platform, again with the goal of helping organizations connect directly with their data in a way that helps them to do their work. We are especially proud of our new “short form” for very small organizations. If you would like more information, or to take a quick guided tour of the platform, please let me know.
It has been a challenging time for everyone in this sector, I hope things have been moving steadily forward in Utah. If there is anything we can do to help with your advocacy efforts, please feel free to reach out, I am happy to continue the conversation.
Thanks so much for your interest and advocacy for data use, I hope we get the chance to catch up soon.
Strategic Opportunities Officer
400 Market Street, Suite 600 | Philadelphia, PA 19106
Grantmaker Support Center
(Formerly the Cultural Data Project)
DataArts Launches Free Online Courses to Teach Data Essentials
With the specific business challenges of cultural nonprofits in mind, DataArts has partnered with field experts to deliver clear and simple online courses that teach essential data skills.
Connecting the Dots: Audience Data Essentials
Strength in Numbers: Financial Data Essentials
Demystifies key financial metrics for insight and management, financial planning aligned with organizational strategy, and tools to determine the full cost of programs. Co-created with Fiscal Management Associates (FMA).
Looking as We Leap: Data for Decisions
Provides a five-step approach to decision making that helps clarify when data can be helpful, how to identify options, and measure what matters. Created by Andrew Taylor, American University.
DataArts is dedicated to equipping arts and culture organizations with the skills to collect, learn from and use data effectively Read more about our courses, including our soon-to-be-released course on advocacy for the arts.
The online courses were made possible through support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Barra Foundation, the Heinz Endowments, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation. Thanks to the Association of Performing Arts Presenters and other national service organizations for their advice and partnership in developing and publicizing these courses.