Chattanooga Museums Collaboration

Participating Organizations

  • Creative Discovery Museum, Chattanooga, TN
  • Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN

Please note that all data below was derived from the collaboration's nomination for the Collaboration Prize. None of the submitted data were independently verified for accuracy.

  • Administrative Consolidation to share, exchange, or provide back office services such as accounting, IT, human resources
  • Joint Programming to launch and manage one or more programs
City
Arts and Culture
2001
  • Maximize financial resources
  • Expand reach and/or range of services / programs
  • Leverage complementary strengths and/or assets
  • Improve the quality of services / programs
  • Improve programmatic outcomes
  • Serve more and/or different clients / audiences
  • Achieve administrative efficiencies
  • Funder initiated / mandated the collaboration
  • Financial problems / pressures within one or more of the partnering organizations
Interim Director
3-4
Yes
One or more managers employed by one partner but reporting to all
Reaching agreement in marketing / branding
  • Fund development - Improved fundraising results
  • Human resources - Increased access to technical expertise (e.g. HR, Finance, IT)
  • Financial savings - Bundled insurance policies
  • Financial savings - Consolidation of management / administration
  • Financial savings - Combined / coordinated audit
  • Predictable revenue stream for provider of administrative services - Predictable revenue stream for provider of administrative services
  • Fund development - Successful capital campaign
  • Increased collaboration with / among other community organizations (beyond the scope of the original collaboration)
  • Greater range / variety of services/programs offered
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