Arts organizations can strengthen their operations through these
additional web-based resources.
ArtsWave developed BOARDway Bound to have a website dedicated to developing effective arts and culture board members. On this website, you can register to view video presentations designed to strengthen arts boards and access potential board members.
The Arts Services Office (ASO) developed the Virtual Arts Incubator Project as a way to offer start-up nonprofit organizations advice and access to helpful links, materials, forms, and services. Learn how to establish your business, build a board of directors, raise money, attract grants, proclaim your organization's purpose to the world, and make sure money comes in as quickly as it goes out.
For more information on connecting with volunteers who may be able to provide assistance to your organization, please visit our volunteer assistance section.
The Ohio Cultural Data Project (Ohio CDP), launched in September, 2009, is a powerful online management tool designed to strengthen arts and cultural organizations. Arts and cultural organizations enter financial, programmatic, and operational data into a standardized online form and can then use the CDP to produce a variety of reports designed to help increase management capacity, identify strengths and challenges, and inform decision-making. They can also generate reports to be included as part of the application processes to participating grant-makers.
This emerging national standard enables participating organizations to track trends and benchmark their progress through powerful reporting tools, empowers researchers and advocates with information to make the case for arts and culture, and equips funders with data to plan and evaluate grant-making activities more effectively. After four years of planning, the CDP was first launched in Pennsylvania in 2004 and has grown to include California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, and now, Ohio.
Benefits of Participation
- Powerful reporting tools to track trends and benchmark against other organizations by discipline, budget size and geographic region;
- Streamlined grant application process to participating funders;
- Toll-free Help Desk and User Support assistance and free access (by phone) to a team of financial consultants specializing in accounting for nonprofits;
- Statewide on-location, web-based and online training.