Field Research

Builders Initiative

8 Bridges and partner Miller Hale Associates are working with Builders Initiative in 2021 and 2022 to research ways the foundation can invest in the growth...
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July 9, 2021

Wyncote Foundation

8 Bridges Workshop has a multi-year relationship with the Wyncote Foundation. Sarah Lutman is a senior advisor to the Foundation and together we have developed and...
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February 5, 2021

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

8 Bridges conducted research into nonprofit jazz media in the United States, leading to a follow up study of jazz public radio stations and their opportunities...
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July 1, 2021

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Report: From Airwaves to Earbuds With Dot Connector Studio, we evaluated the foundation’s investments in podcasting and on-demand audio through the lens of Knight grantees, then wrote...
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July 5, 2021

National Endowment for the Arts

8 Bridges Workshop was the contracted researcher for the Arts and Technology Field Scan, a national research study conducted by the National Endowment for the Arts,...
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George Family Foundation

8 Bridges has completed multiple assignments for this Minneapolis-based family foundation, most recently working with the Foundation’s founders in the search for a new president.
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Minneapolis Institute of Art

8 Bridges created a pop-up coworking space, Hothouse, within the Minneapolis Institute of Art to test possible community uses of gathering spaces and to encourage creative...
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February 14, 2020

Independence Public Media Foundation

8 Bridges Workshop supported the research, strategic planning, and launch of this new independent foundation that now serves the Greater Philadelphia region with a mission to...
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February 5, 2020


8 Bridges Workshop conducted independent market research for InstantEncore, a company that creates multiple apps for performing arts organizations and their audiences.
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June 10, 2019


Over the past several years 8 Bridges has developed a research partnership with CultureSource that is currently focused on gathering information about ways Southeast Michigan cultural...
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