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ARAD Event Archive

ARAD Distinguished Speaker Series

March 2, 2020: ARAD Distinguished Speaker Series, with Dr. Michael Mason, Director of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage: "Cultural Sustainability at the Smithsonian: How a Framework for Relationships, Understanding, and Action Transformed a Fifty-Year-Old Institution".

Informational Webinar

July 30, 2020

Strategies for Sustainability

September 25, 2020

Arts Administration During the Pandemic featured leading data scientists, researchers, and arts advocates in a discussion about how cultural organizations are responding to the challenges of our contemporary moment. With speakers from the American Alliance of Museums, LaPlaca Cohen, SloverLinett, and SMU DataArts.

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Audiences, Appeals, and Analytics: An Intro to Tessitura

Held on October 15, 2020

Jeremy Dewey, Director of Development at the Center for the Creative Arts, led this is a hands-on, interactive workshop designed to introduce the capabilities of the Tessitura CRM system. Attendees had the opportunity to work directly in the database in order to gain an understanding of system features and explore how arts leaders can use Tessitura customer data to achieve organizational goals.


Scenario Planning for Organizational Sustainability

The recording of the “Scenario Planning for Organizational Sustainability” microcourse held on November 20, 2020, and led by Dr. Brent Reidy, Senior Director, Digital Research of the New York Public Library.

Why Data Management is Important

Using Raiser’s Edge as a backdrop, this microcourse led by Bridget Mendoza, Chief Information Officer at Whitney Museum of American Art, introduces the basics of data management including data collection, maintenance, privacy and security considerations. Ms. Mendoza explores how different institutional departments (Education, Membership, Visitor Experience) can use data to support institutional goals and inform decision-making processes.

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The Power of Pivot Tables

This hands-on session introduces the power of Excel pivot tables. We’ll dig into how pivot tables enable the ability to quickly summarize and analyze data sets and build pivots to evaluate attendance trends and constituent engagement. Whether new to working with data or well into your data journey, learning to use pivot tables is a skill that is transferable across organizations and data sets.


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