Engaging Data

I work with clients to identify what can be measured and what’s worth counting as they seek to improve their internal operations and strengthen their case-making to external stakeholders.

This work consists of reviewing data that’s unique to an organization and benchmarking performance, deepening an understanding of context and finding opportunities for improvement by engaging data about peers, competitors, and the relevant geographic, demographic and funding landscapes.

Often cultural organizations struggle to demonstrate impact because their missions are about artistic excellence or exploration, feeding an individual’s soul and enriching a community’s spirit – and success in these arenas can’t be reduced to a data point, a trend-line or a single overall score.

I acknowledge this tension and work with organizations to find the metrics that can tell the story of impact: the quantitative reflections of qualitative experience and change.

A core by-product of this work is the increased ability of organizations and individuals to be data-literate and more efficient and confident about gathering and applying data in their decision-making and advocacy.

Engaging Data Clients:

Harvard University’s Initiative for Sustainable Arts in America in partnership with the Foundation Center and Fractured Atlas

Minneapolis Institute of the Arts Visitor Engagement Working Group with The Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Art Houston, The Art Gallery of Ontario, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and The High Museum.

Cal Shakes (California Shakespeare Theater)

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra

San Francisco Shakespeare Festival

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