Organizational Evaluation: Six Quick Recommendations (Part 3 of 3)

Organizational Evaluation: Six Quick Recommendations (Part 3 of 3)

If you’ve reviewed the first and second posts from this series, you’re probably wondering “how can I use this information at my organization?” Look no further! We’ve put together a few recommendations for you to review…

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What does an “average” organization look like? (Part 2 of 3)

What does an “average” organization look like? (Part 2 of 3)

How does your organization compare? Is your membership program generating a good ROI? Are you spending enough on marketing? Are your personnel costs out of control? This is valuable information that you can use to compare/contrast the operating success and challenges of your own organization. 

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Foundations, Friends, and Societies, Oh My! (Part 1 of 3)

Foundations, Friends, and Societies, Oh My! (Part 1 of 3)

Zoo Advisors recently presented the ultimate findings to a new and exciting project which has consumed much of our attention over the past 12 months: a massive research study seeking to quantify and explore the contribution of partner organizations in the zoo and aquarium profession. Over the next two weeks, we’ll be sharing some of the findings from this study in a series of articles.

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A Tough Year: What Impact Did Weather Have on Zoo Attendance in 2018 (So Far)

A Tough Year: What Impact Did Weather Have on Zoo Attendance in 2018 (So Far)

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) recently released the results of their mid-year earned revenue survey (ERS). After years of general growth, this year’s results were an outlier: organizations across the United States reported moderate to heavy declines in attendance. These declines are being roundly contributed to poor weather. In this post, we test that assertion, as well as to provide input from a group of zoo directors and industry outsiders on the issue.

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