How do you work together when you’re far apart is likely a question you’ve asked yourself since the beginning of this year. You’re not alone! Arts organizations across the globe are adapting to the new reality of working remotely, and all of the challenges that come along with it. Here at PatronManager, we pride ourselves on the effectiveness of our remote-first approach to work and feel confident in the best practices we’ve refined to make our worldwide staff a cohesive team. We’ve dug into our blog vault and unearthed some useful posts on this topic with tips to help your organization thrive in this new digital environment!Read the Article
It’s essential for arts organizations to be regularly reporting on their audience’s data. By routinely identifying and tracking important metrics, you’ll gain valuable insights into audience behavior, campaign ROI, and overall organizational health. With this key information, you can make data-driven decisions about marketing and fundraising outreach, season selection, budget planning, and more. Our team of experts has put together a few reasons why reporting is critical to the sustained success of any arts organization.Read the Article
Nothing’s more relatable to an arts administrator than the image of a work desk littered with sticky notes reminding you of a patron’s name or donor information you received after an event. While you may have been able to get by with a “system” like this in years past, a better way to keep track of your data without all the clutter is a must in this day and age. An intuitive customer relationship management (CRM) system can do just that, and more!Read the Article
Whether you’re the Managing Director of a performing arts center, the CEO of a national museum, or just working in the box office at a regional theatre, your ability to collaborate on projects is an important factor in the success of your arts organization. Collaboration is key in instilling a sense of camaraderie in your staff while also ensuring that everyone on your team can have a voice when discussing anything from marketing strategies to fundraising initiatives.Read the Article
Imagine this scenario at your arts organization: you notice in Google Analytics that your site visitors are spending less time on your donation forms, and ultimately not following through in making a contribution. What might you be able to do to change those results?
Refocusing the look, feel, and content of your donation forms can ease the process of making a donation to your organization and increase the amount of contributions you receive. With these helpful tips from our experts, you will be able to get the most out of your online donation forms!Read the Article
It is a good time to rethink fundraising efforts, especially as a non-profit arts organization that relies on philanthropic contributions. You shouldn’t have to wait for a year-end giving or capital campaign to finally revitalize the way you are engaging with current and future donors. That said, if you haven’t revised your fundraising initiatives lately, it may be a challenge to start generating new ideas. Maybe you’re still using the same email template from 2010, or haven’t updated your appeal letters to reflect how your organization has grown over the past few years. Luckily, our team is here to help!Read the Article