WHITE WAVE RISING Young Soon Kim Dance Company, Brooklyn, NY. Image credit: Paula Lubo WHITE WAVE RISING Young Soon Kim Dance Company, Brooklyn, NY. Image credit: Paula Lubo
Ever wonder how much contributed revenue to expect for every dollar spent on fundraising? What do other organizations in the same arts and cultural sector tend to attract from each source of contributed funds? What are trends in giving, and what characteristics of my community and organization influence contributed revenue levels? Do all arts organizations tend to cover a similar level of expenses with contributed dollars, or does it vary by sector, size, and market?
We provide answers to these questions in SMU DataArts’ Fundraising Report, which uniquely examines the 2017 results of fundraising efforts of over 2,421 organizations across 11 different arts and cultural sectors throughout the nation. You’ll also see trends for a subset of over 1,888 organizations over the four-year period from 2014 to 2017. We provide these valuable insights and useful tools to help arts and cultural leaders tell their story, overcome challenges, and increase impact.