Beginning this year, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is engaging in a new partnership with the Michigan Cultural Data Project (Michigan CDP). The first management tool of its kind, the Michigan CDP is a state-wide, collaborative effort of public and private funders throughout Michigan and consists of an online system for collecting and standardizing historical financial and organizational data. The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, along with other funders in Michigan, now requires arts and cultural organizations to complete a Data Profile annually through the Michigan CDP website (http://www.miculturaldata.org). You will use the information you enter into the Data Profile in your application to the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, as well as other participating funders throughout the state.
The Michigan CDP will provide the cultural community with consistent, reliable, comprehensive data on arts and culture in Michigan, and enable organizations to view trends in their data, benchmark themselves against peer organizations, and enhance their financial management capacity.
Instructions for the use of the Michigan CDP:
Include the Funder Report along with your the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan application materials.
Please Note: As part of the effort to ensure the accuracy of your data, throughout the year the Michigan CDP Help Desk will review each of your submitted Data Profile(s) and contact you with suggested revisions. It is your responsibility to respond to the Help Desk and to make any necessary changes to the submitted Cultural Data Profile(s). This process will not interfere with your ability to run Funder Reports and apply for grants.
Complete instructions for getting started with the Michigan CDP are available here: http://www.miculturaldata.org/orientation.aspx.
Online training is also available here: www.miculturaldata.org/training.aspx.
Please direct questions concerning the Cultural Data Profile to:
Michigan CDP Help Desk:
Toll Free: 1-877-MICDP-01 (1-877-642-3701)
The Michigan CDP Help Desk is available Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm local time.
Michigan CDP website: http://www.miculturaldata.org