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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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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Thursday, February 28, 2019

It’s Like Excel On Steroids by Ceci Dadisman

Most of use are using Excel to manage any number of things, right? [Everyone nods in agreement.] I’d like to invite you to try my go-to spreadsheet software: Airtable. You guys, this thing…

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Monday, February 25, 2019

You Need To Pay Taxes On Program Book Ads by Joe Patti

Non-Profits Pay Taxes On Unrelated Business Income Just because your organization is tax exempt doesn’t mean everything you do is exempt from taxes. There are a number of activities that r…

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Quite Possibly The Best Oops Email I’ve seen In A Long Time by Ceci Dadisman

First of all, if you do email marketing, you should be aware of Really Good Emails. It is a great resource and source of inspiration and their email newsletter is one of the few I subscribe …

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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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Monday, February 11, 2019

Valuing and Acknowledging Donations by Joe Patti

I recently attended a webinar conducted by John Taylor of John H. Taylor Consulting providing updates on IRS rules on acknowledging charitable giving. Neither Taylor nor I are lawyers and th…

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Friends Don’t Let Friends Boost Posts by Ceci Dadisman

You’ll find out what I mean by that ^^^ at an in-depth webinar all about Facebook advertising hosted by the West Virginia Association of Museums. Registration is required but you don…

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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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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Coming Soon To A Conference Near You! 2019 Installment by Artshacker

Conference season is in full swing and there are several opportunities to attend sessions and meet up with ArtsHacker’s regular contributors. We’ve nearly doubled the number of confe…

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Monday, January 14, 2019

What Is A DUNS Number And Why Do I Need It? by Joe Patti

If you have ever applied for a grant, especially from an entity or program receiving funds from the federal government, you have likely been asked to provide your organization’s DUNS (…

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