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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Arts Admin Merit Badges by Drew McManus

Any arts administrator worth their salt should be able to sell a ticket, plan an invasion, make brunch, conn a ship, design a brochure, write a sonnet, balance the books, build a wall, carry…

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

An Updated And Expanded Must-Have Google Analytics Settings Deck by Drew McManus

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of running a workshop on Must-Have Google Analytics Settings for the League of Chicago Theatres. The 90 minute session included an updated and expanded …

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Free 2019 Twitter PSD Header Template + Free Online Design Resources = Branding Happiness by Drew McManus

If it’s been more than a year since you updated your Twitter account header image, it’s high time for something new. To that end, ArtsHacker has you covered with free Photoshop template …

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Image Alt Text And Accessibility by Drew McManus

Creating image alt text is one of the more time-consuming and challenging content management tasks to complete. It is also one of the most rewarding so always know that the time you put into…

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Unleash Your Data Driven UX Superhero With This ArtsU Webinar & Discount Code by Drew McManus

I’m very happy to announce that on Friday, September 27, 2019 I’ll be leading an Americans for Arts ArtsU webinar on using metrics to refine and enhance your website’s user experience.…

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Add Context To Your Google Analytics Data Using Annotations by Drew McManus

One of the best kept secrets in Google Analytics hiding in plain sight are annotations, which are little notes you can add to the timeline. Think of it like a 160-character max digital stick…

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

2019 ArtsReach Slide Deck by Drew McManus

We’re all about sharing the love, and wanted to share a copy of the session slide deck from our 2019 ArtsReach presentation on must have Google Analytics Settings. It includes the latest s…

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Turn Lists Into Columns With A Little CSS Magic by Drew McManus

One of the most common content management frustration points I find clients encounter is finding an attractive way to display long lists inside webpages. For example, the ubiquitous donor li…

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

New Research Into Nonprofit Staff Compensation by Drew McManus

There’s an excellent article in the 6/12/2019 edition of fastcampny.com by Ben Paynter that examines two recent studies on nonprofit staff compensation. Spoiler alert: both studies uncover…

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Effective And Affordable Website User Testing by Drew McManus

Whether it’s your website, email marketing templates, or landing pages, user testing is a critical step toward the end of a digital redesign process. Implemented properly, the process shou…

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

If You’re Using Slack And Need Project Management Functionality, You Need Workast by Drew McManus

One of the best trends in software and app development is the rise of offerings designed to integrate with other platforms as opposed to starting life as standalone offering. Case in point: …

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Fingerprint And Face ID Authentication FINALLY Comes To Lastpass by Drew McManus

One of the first lines of defensive in a good cybersecurity hygiene is maintaining strong passwords. Technically, May 2, 2019 was national password day but it’s never too late to indulge i…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Website Policies: Which Ones You Need And Why They Matter 2019 by Drew McManus

A little more than two years ago, we took some time to review the type of website policies your organization should maintain and since then, the topic of online personal data collection and …

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Press Kits: What Arts Orgs Actually Want by Drew McManus

Press kits are easy, all it takes is making some photos and a pdf bio available then call it a day, right? Guess again. While that might be the bare minimum from days past, an effective arti…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

How A Healthy Data Driven Culture Energizes Healthy UX by Drew McManus

I recently wrapped up a workshop for Americans for the Arts and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts on Website User Experience with a terrific group of participants taking part in a two-year ca…

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Let’s Talk About Arts And Technology by Drew McManus

Mark your calendar: Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 12:30-2:00pm CT I’ll be taking part in Arts Alliance Illinois’ ARTS MOVE POLICY (AMP): Arts + Technology webinar. Thanks to the generos…

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

GA Skills For Creating A Data Driven Culture: Secondary Dimensions by Drew McManus

One of the most popular sections of the data driven culture session I co-presented at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference was how to modify a HiPPO culture. If you aren’t already fami…

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Latest List Of Google Analytics Must Have Settings And Configurations by Drew McManus

I’m attending #19NTC (the Nonprofit Technology Conference) in Portland, OR this week and in addition to a presenting a session on creating data driven culture along with fellow ArtsHacker,…

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

WordPress Plugin Review: Carbon Copy Menu Duplicator by Drew McManus

Giveaway alert: submit your email to win a free one-year, one-site license for the plugin in this review. Who doesn't love simple? But when it comes to some content management tasks inside W…

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Activate Google Signals And Slurp Up Even More Of That Sweet Google Juice by Drew McManus

Google Signals provides the framework for tracking signed in users across devices, such as multiple browsers, mobile apps, mobile devices, and more. In short, the new reporting features in S…

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Orchestra & Opera Workplace Satisfaction: Winter 2019 by Drew McManus

The latest installment in the bi-annual series at my orchestra business blog that measures workplace satisfaction ratings of arts managers at orchestra and opera organizations by way of glas…

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Understanding The Difference Between Cloud Based and Hosted Software And Apps by Drew McManus

An increasing amount of the time spent working with clients via my web development firm is understanding the differences between cloud based and hosted software and apps. There are no shorta…

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