The Data Doesn’t Lie


By: Ceci Dadisman

In: Arts Admin, Development, Marketing & Communications

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 a vast array of data from nonprofits across a wide spectrum of issue areas, and track the key metrics that are driving digital marketing, advocacy, and fundraising programs.

Global Trends in Giving
A research project focused on how donors worldwide prefer to give and engage with their favorite causes and charitable organizations.

2019 Charitable Giving Report
Tracking over $36 billion in U.S.-based charitable giving from the Blackbaud Institute Index, the 2019 Charitable Giving Report looks at philanthropy in 2019, offers guidance on how to benchmark your organization, and shares best practices you need to boost your organization’s fundraising performance.

How COVID-19 is Impacting Intentions to Visit Cultural Entities
The coronavirus case count continues to climb in the United States. While some states are slowing or postponing reopening, others remain open or are moving forward in their plans to do so.

Ceci Dadisman
Ceci Dadisman
Ceci Dadisman is a marketing professional with more than 15 years of experience creating effective communications campaigns utilizing innovative, forward thinking methods. She is nationally recognized as a leader in digital marketing and specializes in multichannel communications campaigns. A frequent public speaker, Ceci’s recent and upcoming engagements feature national conference appearances at NTEN, Museums and the Web, National Arts Marketing Project, Arts Midwest, American Alliance of Museums, OPERA America, Midwest Museums Association, and Chorus America in addition to many other local and regional events. Known for her easy-going and vernacular style, she creates open learning environments with an emphasis on information sharing and useful takeaways. She is a member of the National Arts Marketing Project Advisory Committee and the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts Visiting Committee, and is a mentor in West Virginia University’s Creative Consultant program. She also teaches the arts marketing course at West Virginia University’s College of Creative Arts and is on the faculty of Chorus America’s Chorus Management Institute. Ceci was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from West Virginia University’s College of Creative Arts. She currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio.
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