Organizational Capacity, Tracking, and Accountability Building
The Duluth Children’s Museum continues to grow dramatically, in large part from the investments of the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Legacy funding support over the last three years. In order to best support, report, document and serve our ever expanding membership the Museum proposes to invest in the software and hardware necessary to meet the needs of this growth; a computer upgrade necessary to drive the marketing needs of the organization to ensure public awareness of the increased educational programming offered by the Duluth Children’s Museum; and the conversion of all member, donor and capital donor records from a museum software platform (Past Perfect) into a contemporary system, ALTRU by Blackbaud.
Children's Museums Grants. $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year are for a competitive Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants Program-Children's Museums. The board of directors shall solicit proposals and award grants to children's museum for projects and programs that maintain or promote our cultural heritage.
1. Efficiency at the coordination of admission and membership sales will increase dramatically over the first year.2. Retention and renewal of memberships will increase as a result of better integration software systems.3. Conversion of visitors and members to annual and program contributors will increase based on the ability to track and report visitor attendance and frequency.
Measurable outcomes not yet available.