Technology, Data, and Metrics: Emerging Tools and Practices in Asset Measurement

Wednesday, October 17, 9:30am – 11:00am


Organized by Kim Cook, manager, Nonprofit Finance Fund.

Moderated by Rebbeca Thomas, vice-president, Direct Services, Strategy and Innovation, Nonprofit Finance Fund. Presented by Moira Baylson, deputy cultural officer, Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy; Adam Huttler, executive director, Fractured Atlas.

As technology evolves so do the possibilities for examining performance metrics and lending insights to data. This interactive conversation will explore emerging online data tools and the use of new technologies to inform investment decisions. How far has data-mining and mapping come and what kinds of analysis are most effective? How can grantmakers apply these tools in their practice? When does context matter and when does data speak for itself? How do you balance financial analysis with organization and community impact measurement? Examined projects include: City of Philadelphia’s Cultural Asset mapping project, Culture Blocks; Fractured Atlas’ data analysis methodology for the San Francisco Bay Area, Archipelago; and the Cultural Data Project and Nonprofit Finance Fund’s new Financial Health Analysis.