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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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Modern Day Mission Statement, Active and On The Go by Joe Patti

BoardSource is partnering with organizations like the Knight Foundation and National Council of Non Profits on a  initiative to get non-profits to Stand For Your Mission. While the main thr…

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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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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Orchestra & Opera Workplace Satisfaction: Spring 2018 by Drew McManus

At the end of 2016, we published a pair of articles that surveyed arts managers about how and why they changed jobs. Since then, I’ve been tracking workplace satisfaction levels at orc…

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Is Google Reading Your Data Correctly? Find Out with This Handy Tool by Drew McManus

In order to really maximize your content in Google search results, you should be taking advantage of structured data. Back in December, 2015 we learned how to use Google’s terrific Dat…

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Out, Damned Jargon! Out, I Say! by Ceci Dadisman

jargon noun  jar·gon  \ ˈjär-gən , -ˌgän \ 1 : the technical terminology or characteristic idiom of a special activity or group sports 2 : obscure and often pretentious langua…

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

ArtsHacker’s Guide To Combating Post Net Neutrality Slowdowns: Stability and Security by Drew McManus

While open source publishing platforms (WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, etc.) are loaded with positives, one of the growing challenges is making sure the combination of themes and plugins functio…

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Leveraging The Growing Influence & Inclusion Of Giving Circles by Joe Patti

I wrote about Giving Circles on my personal blog last June, noting that the number of Giving Circles in the U.S. is growing. The appeal of this form of philanthropy is that it that the struc…

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Are You Ready For GDPR Compliance? by Drew McManus

On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s (EU) new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulations related to personal data collection will go into effect.  A quick google search wi…

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Everything Tech Providers Wished You Knew About Writing an RFP (Plus the Stuff They Want to Keep Secret) by Artshacker

Two of ArtsHacker’s own are at the 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference today running a session designed to help nonprofit admins get their RFP on. If you’re attending the confer…

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Are You Looking At My Heatmap? by Ceci Dadisman

If you’ve ever seen me speak at a conference or attended one of my webinars, you know I love to use heatmaps to illustrate how people interact with websites and emails. Smashing Magazi…

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Become Your Organization’s Legacy Cost Hero by Drew McManus

Nonprofits are always looking for ways to control costs and stretch budgets, but it never ceases to amaze at how many groups overlook some of the juiciest low hanging fruit: Total Cost of Ow…

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

An Arts Manager’s Checklist For Dealing With The Loss Of Net Neutrality After April 23rd by Drew McManus

Recent last-ditch efforts to block the repeal of net neutrality in the Senate have failed (be sure to hold your senators responsible if they voted against protecting net neutrality) so barri…

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Free Resource: Getting Started With Google Analytics by Drew McManus

Recently, fellow ArtsHacker, Ceci Dadisman, and I enjoyed giving a presentation to attendees of the Southeastern Theatre Conference 2018 Convention on how to use Google Analytics (GA) to ma…

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Even More Useful Info On Copyright And Intellectual Property by Joe Patti

Recently the Harvard Law School’s Technology and Intellectual Property Legal Clinic recently published a really helpful guide to copyright, trademark and intellectual property rights. …

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

LinkedIn Kills Off Share Counters by Drew McManus

If you’ve been wondering why all of your LinkedIn share counters don’t seem to work, don’t worry, it isn’t you, it’s LinkedIn. The company posted an innocuous a…

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Action Alert: Operation #OneMoreVote – Encourage Your Representatives To Overturn The FCC’s Decision To End Net Neutrality by Drew McManus

Today is a key date for Congress to nullify the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality protections. The Congressional Review Act affords Congress the ability to overt…

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Audience Diversity Is Not A Fad by Ceci Dadisman

Over the course of the year, I will be creating a series of posts on the topic of audience diversity. This incredibly important topic has become more and more important to me over the past f…

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Try This Tip – Expand Your Audience by Jonathan Eifert

If you work for a small organization, here is an easy method to build up your website traffic. Using my preferred term, it’s an opportunity for you to build brand dimension—easily creati…

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Breaking Up With Adobe by David Macdonald

It’s not you, Adobe. It’s me. You see, I am a long time Adobe software user. I started using the institutional licenses in school at the University of Missouri, and Adobe Creative Suite …

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Constructive, Considerate Executive Transitions – An Example by Joe Patti

The importance of transition planning is a common topic of discussion for non-profits given current and anticipated retirements. A few years ago we offered a set of guidelines for planning t…

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Coming Soon To A Conference Near You! by Artshacker

Conference season is right around the corner and there are several opportunities to attend sessions and meet up with ArtsHacker’s regular contributors. Here’s a current list of w…

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Monday, January 29, 2018

If You Use Google Ad Grants, You’ll Want To know About These Changes by Drew McManus

There’s a terrific article by Jason King in the 1/23/2018 edition of the Nonprofit Technology Conference blog that examines how recent changes to Google Ad Grant’s terms and cond…

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

With Great Research Comes Great Responsibility by Joe Patti

One of the more positive developments in the last decade or so has been the increased investment in research about factors that impact arts and cultural organizations.  Even better news, in…

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Everything We Know About The Facebook Feed Changes So Far by Ceci Dadisman

Ok, so Facebook has announced changes to how it displays content in the feed and people are freaking out. And not in a good way. Here’s what is happening: Posts from family and Friends…

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Looking For 2018 Artist Grants and Opportunities? by Drew McManus

Artwork Archive recently compiled a terrific list of Artist grants and published them with a user-friendly lists of FAQ details such as award amounts, deadlines, and limited artist fields. M…

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

ArtsHacker’s Guide To Combating Post Net Neutrality Slowdowns: Minification and Reducing HTTP Requests by Drew McManus

One of the most common problems WordPress users run into over time are slowdowns resulting from an overload of HTTP requests. In English, those requests are the sum of getting and sending da…

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Board Chairs Blaze The Trail And Set The Pace by Joe Patti

Since the board of directors is ultimately responsible for the governance and direction of a non-profit organization, the role of board chair is rather crucial. Recently Non-Profit Quarterly…

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

2017 Year In Review by Artshacker

2017 Year In ReviewYear Three At Hacking Arts ManagementA look back at risk, reward, and growth.Upward Trajectory Traffic continues to grow at a steady pace as does overall reach and enga…

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Just In Time For The Holidays: An Update To The Interactive CTA Generator For Arts Marketers by Drew McManus

Back in March, fellow ArtsHacker Ceci Dadisman pointed out Capacity Interactive’s CTA Generator and they recently came back with an add-on by Krisi Packer for four new calls-to-action…

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