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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Get Up And Running With Google Search Console by Drew McManus

While Google Search Console (GSC) has always been a power tool every organization should use, it still manages to be one of those things that gets overlooked. Fortunately, it’s increasingl…

SOURCE: artshacker.com at 06:05PM
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

You Probably Have More Broken Links Than You Realize by Drew McManus

Among the numerous pandemic driven content management tasks that are likely on your plate, checking your site for broken links should be high priority item. If you’re like most groups, you…

SOURCE: artshacker.com at 05:53PM
Sunday, November 29, 2020

A Pandemic Driven Update To Business Holiday Cards by Drew McManus

In 2018, I published an article that provided an option for creating a creative business card. Based on your feedback, it entirely helpful for many readers so I wanted to share an update tha…

SOURCE: artshacker.com at 03:00AM
Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Why You May Want To Wait Before Upgrading To Google Analytics 4 by Drew McManus

You may have heard about the big Google Analytics 4 (G4) rollout a few weeks ago. No doubt about it, G4 ushers in a remarkable new world of tools that add AI-driven insights, even better cro…

SOURCE: artshacker.com at 03:46PM
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Looking For A Decentralized Office Phone Solution? by Drew McManus

Now that many organizations are vested in a remote workforce model, one of the logistical questions to consider is how to handle phone extensions. If your organization is a G Suite user, the…

SOURCE: artshacker.com at 04:34PM
Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Are You Getting Google Search Console’s Monthly Performance Reports? by Drew McManus

We haven’t talking about Google Search Console in a while, but it is still one of the best secret weapons most arts orgs aren’t using but should. Search Console works in tandem with Anal…

SOURCE: artshacker.com at 03:24PM
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Please Don’t Ignore Me! Rethinking How We Design For Attention by Drew McManus

In an age where arts organizations are learning how to re-engage patrons with remote activity, it never hurts to reexamine what we take for granted. To that end, there’s a fantastic articl…

SOURCE: artshacker.com at 05:13PM
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

It’s Time For An Admin User Audit by Drew McManus

Even in non-pandemic times, scheduling regular admin user audits is a good idea. What we’re talking about is going through all the online platforms your organization maintains and making s…

SOURCE: artshacker.com at 05:11PM
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

An Easy Way To Limit URLs Allowed To Embed A Video by Drew McManus

One of the more popular questions coming in from my Venture Platform users right now is how to embed a video so it can only playback on a password protected page. The goal is straightforward…

SOURCE: artshacker.com at 06:20PM
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Free Photoshop Template For Converting Images from Portrait Aspect Ratio To Landscape by Drew McManus

We’ve all been there: you need images in landscape aspect ratio for digital content but all of your source files are in portrait. Frustrating, right? For the most part, trying to convert a…

SOURCE: artshacker.com at 03:08PM
Thursday, June 25, 2020

Cross Pollinating Ideas About Moving Into The Realm Of Digital Experiences by Drew McManus

There’s an excellent article in the 6/23/2020 edition of SmashingMagazine.com by Suzanne Scacca that examines the ways COVID-19 is forcing the restaurant sector to radically rethink the wa…

SOURCE: artshacker.com at 11:52AM
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Get The Right Microphone To Fit Your Needs by Drew McManus

There’s a great article from Adam Molina on soundguys.com that walks you through all of the considerations for selecting a microphone to use when creating online content. It’s clearly wr…

SOURCE: artshacker.com at 03:00AM
Thursday, June 4, 2020

If You’re Looking For An Easy To Use App For Scheduling Online Meetings, Check Out Vyte.in by Drew McManus

For the longest time, I’ve used Doodle to schedule online meetings. It’s still a great tool but since Covid-19 shutdowns began, I’ve discovered that Vyte.in is just as effective and te…

SOURCE: artshacker.com at 03:24PM
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Applying A Little Math And Science To Social Distancing Ticket Revenue by Drew McManus

There’s a fascinating article (h/t Rainer Glaap) at ActivityStream.com that examines very positive results from efforts to science our way through maximizing revenue during live events …

SOURCE: artshacker.com at 03:00AM
Monday, May 11, 2020

Arts Admin State Of Employment Poll, Update 2 by Drew McManus

It’s been one month since we started asking readers to complete a short, two question survey designed to measure how the employment status of arts administrators and independent contractor…

SOURCE: artshacker.com at 05:00PM
Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Check Your Tone by Drew McManus

Given that we’re all using written communication more than usual, it’s a good idea to take a step back and consider tone. Unless you’re all-in on injecting emojis into everyday busines…

SOURCE: artshacker.com at 06:35PM
Monday, April 20, 2020

Arts Admin State Of Employment Poll, Update 1 by Drew McManus

On April 12, we asked readers to complete a short, two question poll designed to measure how the employment status of arts administrators and independent contractors is being impacted by cor…

SOURCE: artshacker.com at 04:55PM
Monday, April 13, 2020

Arts Admin State Of Employment Poll April 13 – 19 by Drew McManus

Last week, I launched a poll at my orchestra management blog asking readers share their employment status in the wake of coronavirus related shutdowns. The responses were so strong, I decide…

SOURCE: artshacker.com at 03:00AM
Friday, March 27, 2020

Don’t Forget To Filter Out Your Remote Work IP Addresses From Google Analytics by Drew McManus

Thanks to fellow ArtsHacker Ceci Dadisman for putting a bug in my ear about reminding everyone who manages a Google Analytics (GA) account to add all of the remote and work from home IP addr…

SOURCE: artshacker.com at 06:19PM
Sunday, March 15, 2020

How To Effectively Communicate COVID-19 Announcements Using WordPress by Drew McManus

No need for any backstory here, we’re all well aware of how much COVID-19 is impacting operations and one of the more pressing challenges is communicating organizational announcements to p…

SOURCE: artshacker.com at 05:19PM
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Do You Have An Active RFP? by Drew McManus

If your organization has an active RFP, we want it! Nonprofit Bids is set to launch but we need RFPs to populate the site. We have already had a number of providers sign up so your organizat…

SOURCE: artshacker.com at 12:35PM
Sunday, March 1, 2020

The Updated #ClickClickDone Slide Deck From #SETC2020 Is Available by Drew McManus

The 2020 SETC conference was a great deal of fun and the Click.Click.Done. Must-Have Google Analytics Settings and Reports session was well attended with an engaging group of participants. I…

SOURCE: artshacker.com at 12:26PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Nonprofit Bids Is Coming Soon And It Needs Your RFPs by Drew McManus

Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond to the interest inquiry about creating an online Request For Proposal (RFP) portal that nonprofit arts and culture orgs could use, free of cha…

SOURCE: artshacker.com at 03:00AM
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Two Easy Methods For Shutting Down Comments In WordPress by Drew McManus

WordPress is great…until it isn’t. The good news is most of those shortcomings are pretty easy to work with if you know your options. Moreover, most of them tend to be holdovers from the…

SOURCE: artshacker.com at 05:59PM
Monday, February 3, 2020

Who’s Interested In An RFP Resource Site? by Drew McManus

I need your help today. Specifically, I’m looking for some feedback on an idea a colleague and I have about creating an online Request For Proposal (RFP) portal that nonprofit arts and cul…

SOURCE: artshacker.com at 03:00AM
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Does Your Navigation Suffer From UIC (Unnecessary Icon Labels)? by Drew McManus

Recently, SmashingMagazine.com published an article by Suzanne Scacca that examines web trends that may be time to retire. While several aren’t applicable to most nonprofit arts orgs, ther…

SOURCE: artshacker.com at 05:19PM
Monday, December 2, 2019

How Is Your Organization Approaching #GivingTuesday This Year? by Drew McManus

Ever since its launch, #GivingTuesday had become a staple in most nonprofit organization’s fundraising schedule. Since then, it’s become everything from a much-needed holiday giving boos…

SOURCE: artshacker.com at 04:33PM
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

ARTS ADVOCACY ALERT: Don’t Let .ORG Registry Be Sold To A Private Equity Firm #SaveDotOrg by Drew McManus

Everyone in this field is likely aware of how important the .ORG domain extension is to nonprofits. And for nearly two decades, decisions regarding how .ORG registrations and renewals are ha…

SOURCE: artshacker.com at 03:00AM
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

2019 #NAMPC Slide Deck: A Content Manager’s Guide To Website Accessibility by Drew McManus

As always, #NAMPC was a great time and the Content Manager’s Guide To Website Accessibility workshop was a real hit. Before I forget, I wanted to take a moment to make the slide deck avail…

SOURCE: artshacker.com at 03:00AM
Thursday, November 7, 2019

How To Temporarily Block A Page From Google Search Results by Drew McManus

There are all sorts of reasons why you may need to block a page from appearing in Google search results and fortunately, Google provides a tool you can use to make this happen. Having said t…

SOURCE: artshacker.com at 12:26PM
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

You Can Now Pick Up Your Very Own Arts Admin Merit Badges by Drew McManus

In response to the enormously positive feedback and requests asking where you can pick up actual Arts Admin Merit Badges, we decided to make them available for order. Expected shipping for R…

SOURCE: artshacker.com at 11:34AM