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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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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. Here’s One from @FiveThirtyEight That Isn’t. Let’s See How Arts Admins Stack Up. by Drew McManus

If you’re a data nerd then you almost certainly know about FiveThirtyEight.com, statistician Nate Silver’s number-crunching hub of data goodness. Recently, they posted a personal…

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Monday, December 31, 2018

Leveling Up Your WCAG Skills With Kontrast Chrome Extension by Drew McManus

In November, 2018 we examined how you can move toward better web accessibility by focusing on improved color contrast. If you’re starting to get into a groove on those tasks, you proba…

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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Happy holidays From Everyone At ArtsHacker! by Drew McManus

Set autoresponders to stun! We hope everyone is able to enjoy some time for fun and relaxation with family and loved ones over the holiday season. During the break, take some time to peruse …

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Looking For A Creative Business Holiday Card Idea? by Drew McManus

Business holiday cards can be a tricky task: you can always opt for safe/bland or cutesy/meme but doing something that reinforces your actual business relationship can be a tall order. Fort…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

It’s ArtsHacker’s Fourth Anniversary! by Drew McManus

Time continues to fly as today marks ArtsHacker's fourth anniversary! To celebrate, we put together a special 2018 Year In Review post.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

How Good Of A Job Does Your Organization Do With Cybersecurity? by Drew McManus

In the wake of the Marriott hotel security breach that exposed not only exposed personal information for their customers, but also passport numbers and credit card payment information, it…

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Web Accessibility Through Content Management: Using Headers The Right Way by Drew McManus

If web accessibility isn’t already on your radar, it should be.  At the heart of accessible design are the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), a central element of a series o…

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving From Everyone At ArtsHacker by Drew McManus

We hope everyone has some time to enjoy a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving with family and friends.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Ease Into Web Accessibility With Color Contrast by Drew McManus

Web content accessibility is an increasingly important topic and if it isn’t already on your radar, it should be. At the heart of accessibility are the Web Content Accessibility Guidel…

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Your Email Marketing Provider May Now Be Collecting Sales Tax by Drew McManus

In the wake of the June 21, 2018 U.S. Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair most remote sellers, such as email marketing providers, are now required to begin collecting sales tax…

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Get Even More Of That Sweet Google Juice Using Secondary Dimensions by Drew McManus

Recently, my fellow ArtsHacker, Ceci Dadisman, and I conducted a private Google Analytics (GA) training session* for a nonprofit performing arts org. About mid-way through the session, we di…

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Change History Dashboard: Your Google Analytics Secret Weapon by Drew McManus

Although it’s been around since 2014, the Change History dashboard inside Google Analytics is one of those oft overlooked, but useful tools that can save your bacon at just the right m…

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Monday, September 24, 2018

12 Dark Pattern Tactics And How To Make Sure You Aren’t Using Them by Drew McManus

Undoubtedly, arts organizations want to maintain as large of a list of engaged subscribers as possible when it comes to their users. But there’s a fine line between encouraging ongoing…

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Easy Meeting Scheduling With Doodle by Drew McManus

If I can put on my grumpy Gen-X arts admin hat for a moment, I have to say that the older I get, the less I enjoy trying new apps. Instead, finding something that works and sticking with it …

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Get Ready For Google Signals and Cross Device Reporting by Drew McManus

Throughout 2018, Google has been releasing all sorts of new and enhanced features inside Analytics and one of the most recent promises to be one of the most exciting: cross device tracking a…

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Monday, August 6, 2018

How To Go About Creating A Harassment Reporting Process That Protects Employees by Drew McManus

The Washington Post published an article on 7/26/18 that reports allegations of sexual misconduct and assault against several leaders throughout the nonprofit performing arts sector. In a fo…

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Persuasion (Conversion) Made Easy by Drew McManus

There’s a terrific article from Lyndon Cerejo in the 7/17/2018 edition of Smashing Magazine that examines a very keep it simple approach to persuading website visitors to conversion. C…

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Get Ready To Begin Paying For Google Maps Integration by Drew McManus

On July 17, 2018 Google’s new pricing structure kicks in for the use of Maps, Routes, and Places. You’ll be required to create an account and a billing profile. These changes are…

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Time To Think About Compensation Resources by Drew McManus

Within the parameters of nonprofit performing arts, compensation can be a sticky subject, especially when it comes to those at the top of the pay scale. Fortunately, transparency goes a long…

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Red Pill/Blue Pill: Effective Data Driven Decision Making by Drew McManus

On Saturday, June 2, 2018, me and my fellow ArtsHacker, Ceci Dadisman, enjoyed an opportunity to present a session titled Red Pill/Blue Pill: Effective Data Driven Decision Making to the 37t…

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

WordPress 4.9.6: A GDPR Compliance Release by Drew McManus

If you’re a WordPress user, you might have noticed the recent 4.9.6 update release. This is an important update in that it enables you to help make your site compliant with the Europ…

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