The Data Doesn’t Lie

Now is a great time to dig into some data and use it to inform your fundraising and communications campaigns. Here are some recent reports which might be helpful: Culture Track: Culture + Community In A Time Of Crisis Key Findings With lead funding from The Wallace Foundation and Barr Foundation, and additional support from Art Bridges and The Terra Foundation for American Art, Slover Linett Audience Research and LaPlaca Cohen have collaborated on a national research and strategy initiative to support the cultural sector and help strengthen communities around the U.S. during and after this COVID-19 crisis. 2020 Nonprofit Benchmarks A collection of … Read more

Please Don’t Ignore Me! Rethinking How We Design For Attention

In an age where arts organizations are learning how to re-engage patrons with remote activity, it never hurts to reexamine what we take for granted. To that end, there’s a fantastic article by Victor Yocco at SmashingMagazine.com that provides exactly the sort of perspective our field can benefit from when engaging digital initiatives. Out of the gate, Yocco does a good job at framing the discussion by reviewing two sub-types of attention that are most applicable to these efforts: Transient Attention This type of attention is brief, perhaps even thought of as … Read more

Yes, People Will Pay For Digital Content

There is a lot of talk about whether patrons will pay for digital content. I’ve always been (even pre-pandemic) in the camp that people will pay for great content. There is data coming out which shows definitively that people are indeed willing to pay for this type of content and some that shows they actually are. The recent special edition Culture Track data shows that people find digital content to be quite valuable: We also can see in the same report that organizations are seeing participation in digital programs from many people … Read more

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