Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Arts Admin Conferences You Should Know About by Ceci Dadisman

A while back, I asked my fellow arts administrators to help compile a list of conferences that are applicable to our field. Here is the finished list! Conferences for Arts Administrators We…

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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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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Today & Tomorrow Are Your Last Chances To Be A #20NTC Influencer by Artshacker

Tomorrow, Friday 8/30/2019, is the deadline for your chance to have a quantifiable impact on which sessions make it into the 2020 Nonprofit Technology Conference (#20NTC). 60 percent of de…

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Panels And Post Show Discussions by Joe Patti

Conversations around performances and events really can enhance the experience for people, but making it an effective and enjoyable experience can take some preparation and discipline. One o…

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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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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Is Your MC Hooked Up To Your GA? by Ceci Dadisman

Did you know that you can track traffic on your website from MailChimp emails right in Google Analytics?  It’s true! Why would you want to track traffic on your website that comes from em…

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

What Is Your Favorite Conference? by Ceci Dadisman

I want to know what conferences you attend or want to attend! Please share your favorite (arts and non-arts specific) conferences that are useful for arts administrators. My goal is to compi…

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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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Friday, July 19, 2019

How to Create Date-Based Automations with MailChimp by Ceci Dadisman

If you’re a MailChimp user and you’re not using their automation feature, you’re missing out! Automated emails can save you time and allow you to send more timely emails to your list. …

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Conference Alert: National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference, Chicago by Artshacker

Who wants to get away to Chicago? Granted, that’s a silly question because everyone wants to visit Chicago, it’s a fabulous city and on July 30 and 31, National Arts Marketing, Developme…

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Go Above And Beyond With Vyond by Morgan Berman

For most of us (nonprofits included), the thought of creating and editing a video, especially an animated video, is a daunting task that requires a ton of time and money. However, videos are…

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Using MailChimp Segments for Frequent Targeting by Ceci Dadisman

So, you’ve got an email you send out to the same people frequently. Now that you have your tags in place, you can easily create segments so that you don’t have to do the and/or segmentat…

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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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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Briefly–Still Working At It After 400+ Years by Joe Patti

Around 1600 Shakespeare wrote about brevity being the soul of wit in Hamlet. Roughly 400 years later,  phone text messaging and Twitter limited us to the number of characters one could post…

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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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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

So You Didn’t Have A Goal Set Up In Google Analytics? by Ceci Dadisman

It’s ok. I promise. So, you should have been tracking goals in Google Analytics all this time, but you didn’t know how to set it up and now you do but you don’t have any data to show. …

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Preparing For A Kiss Like An Eviscerating Slash – As Boringly As Possible by Joe Patti

A recent development in theater, television and film performance, in terms of theory and practice, is the role of intimacy director. There was a video on The Atlantic which frames it as emer…

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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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Thursday, May 16, 2019

How To Find Your Personal Brand Archetype by Jonathan Eifert

Archetypes are the foundational piece to communication—how you position yourself in the public’s eye. However, many do not know why they are so important, how to utilize them, or even wh…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Gifs Have Come To MailChimp! by Ceci Dadisman

If you’re a regular MailChimp user, you’ve probably noticed some changes recently. Some are major changes such as the expanded functionality of tags which is by far the easiest way to se…

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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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Thursday, April 11, 2019

How To Segment Using Tags In MailChimp by Ceci Dadisman

Fine, I’ll say it. If you’ve got 25 lists in MailChimp (now called “audiences”), you’ve got about 24 too many. In order to easily segment and suppress members of your list, you sho…

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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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