Preston Argus has launched the Sustainability Scorecard, a tool that museums, historic sites and organizations, zoos, aquariums, planetariums, botanic gardens, and museum and history associations can use to compare or benchmark themselves with their peers.

The Sustainability Scorecard allows institutions to select the geographic, discipline, subdiscipline, and financial data point variables most relevant to their strategic and financial planning. The Sustainability Scorecard presents aggregated totals and rates of change for financial data points, like Total Revenue or Payroll Taxes or Fundraising Special Event Expenses.  For example, a historic house museum can discover the revenue, cost-of-goods-sold and profit generated by other historic house museums in its city or state or nationally.  A railway museum can compare its total revenue and total expenses against other railway museums in its city or state or nationally.  An African-American history museum can determine if the revenue, expenses, and net income results achieved at its fundraising special events are similar to the results achieved at other African-American history museums or history museums in general in its city or state or nationally.

The Sustainability Scorecard costs $250.  If an institution wants all of the financial data points or other modifications, a customized scorecard price can be calculated. More information about the Sustainability Scorecard and the ordering process can be found at: