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What is a KIPI? How do I see my KIPI scores?

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KIPIs, or Key Intangible Performance Indicators, are the difficult to define qualities that set a high performing organization apart from others. Intangible aspects like good decision-making, artistic and managerial expertise, reputation and relationships, intellectual capital, and the quality of the work force all influence an organization’s performance. The KIPI Dashboard estimates how much these intangibles play a role in setting an organization apart from others.

You can access the KIPI Dashboard through your SMU DataArts nonprofit account, by clicking the “Performance Indicators” link from the Management Center.

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Organizations with annual budgets over $50,000 that have completed the long form of the Cultural Data Profile, and have an NTEE code in the included A categories that we use, (A=Arts & Culture) will have a KIPI Dashboard. The included NTEE codes are:  A01, A02, A03, A05, A11, A12, A19, A20, A23, A24, A25, A26, A27, A40, A50,  A51, A52, A54, A56, A57, A60, A61, A62, A63, A65, A68, A69, A6A, A6B, A6C, A6E, A70, A80, A82, A84, A90 A99

NTEE codes are selected by users in the survey settings and can be reviewed by clicking "Review Survey Settings" from the "Actions" drop-down menu to the right of each survey entry.

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To update the NTEE codes if they do not correctly represent your organization, please reach out to the Support Center by email ( with the sector you think is a better representation of your organization. FYI: A DataArts administrator may have to temporarily add themselves as a user under your organization to update the KIPI sector.

The KIPI Dashboard is updated within 5 minutes of completing a CDP survey, so you may notice a slight lag time between when you complete your CDP survey and when your data is reflected in your KIPI scores, but only by a couple minutes.

If there are no KIPI scores available for you organization, this may be because: 

  • You do not have any completed CDP surveys.
  • You completed your CDP survey within the last few minutes. (scores may take up to 5 minutes to appear).
  • Your organization's annual expenses are less than $50,000 and you have completed the form for orgs with less than $50k in expenses
  • Your NTEE code is not in the A category (A = Arts & Culture Organizations), or it is not an A category for which we generate KIPIs (A30-A34 are excluded)

You can find more resources here:
How to Use the KIPI Dashboard                                                                               
What is a KIPI?
For any questions about your KIPI Dashboard, please contact the Support Center at or 877-707-3282.



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