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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Thursday, December 14, 2017

ArtsHacker’s Guide To Combating Post Net Neutrality Slowdowns: Database Optimization by Drew McManus

At the heart of a website is its database. Different publishing platforms will opt for one database format over another but this installment will focus on the MySQL database management syste…

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

(Re-Examining) Co-Leadership As An Organizational Model by Joe Patti

Given the concerning lack of transition planning for leadership, there is increasing discussion about how general non-profits should adopt a shared leadership model, in some cases citing the…

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

ArtsHacker’s Guide To Combating Post Net Neutrality Slowdowns: Image Compression by Drew McManus

Among the wide array of options available for improving page load speeds and server performance, image compression is one of the most important. The best part is regardless your skillset, th…

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Trust Is More Important To A Box Office Than Ticket Stock by Joe Patti

It is often stated that front of house operations are among the most important for a performing arts entity because it is the first point of contact the general public has with the organizat…

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

ArtsHacker’s Guide To Combating Post Net Neutrality Slowdowns: Establishing Speed And Performance Benchmarks by Drew McManus

In order to get the most out of your optimization efforts and counteract post net neutrality slowdowns, you need to have a reliable starting point to use as a frame of reference. That proces…

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

How Not To Be Like Kodak by Ceci Dadisman

When we think about most arts organizations, would we use the term “innovative” to describe them? Probably not. For many organizations, things have been done largely the same way…

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Monday, November 27, 2017

ArtsHacker’s Guide To Combating Post Net Neutrality Slowdowns: Where To Start by Drew McManus

Right before the Thanksgiving holiday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman, Ajit Pai, laid out his plan to repeal existing net neutrality rules. Net neutrality is the name giv…

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

What We’re Thankful For As Arts Administrators 2017 by Drew McManus

Editor’s Note: You don’t need anyone telling you this year has been a steady diet of challenge coated challenges with challenge flavored filling, but we’re not about to let th…

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Monday, November 20, 2017

What Does Your 990 Say About You? by Joe Patti

If you are like most, you may view the 990 filing for your non-profit organization like you view filing your income taxes–an annoying, burdensome task best handled by an accountant. Th…

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Facebook Is Matching Donations On #GivingTuesday, Here’s What You Need To Know by Ceci Dadisman

Facebook has just announced that they are partnering with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to match donations made through Facebook on #GivingTuesday (November 28) up to $2 million. Fa…

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

It’s Cool To Say No To Features by Aaron Overton

The marketing guy was breathless with excitement. “This is going to be the killer feature!” he enthused. “Customers are totally clamoring for this thing, so if we can just get it into …

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Master Your Domain With Google Search Console: Connecting Everything To Google Analytics by Drew McManus

Now that you’ve created your Google Search Console (CSG) account, have all the website versions set up as properties, selected a preferred version, and submitted a sitemap, you’re ready …

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Bid Solicitation Process: Master It To Ignore It by Joe Patti

When you are engaging in a significant construction or renovation project, you are going to want to solicit competing bids for the work that needs to be done. Many blueprint companies can he…

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Master Your Domain With Google Search Console: Must-Have Settings by Drew McManus

Now that you have your Google Search Console (GSC) account created, you’re ready to get cracking on must-have settings and configurations. Immediately after your account is verified, you…

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Culture Track 2017 Is Here! by Ceci Dadisman

After waiting for three long years, the 2017 edition of LaPlaca Cohen’s Culture Track has arrived! Arts and culture data nerds, rejoice! As per the Culture Track website: Culture Track…

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

How To Find Your Brand Archetype by Jonathan Eifert

To enlarge a fan base and keep them interested, the artist needs to regularly pump out content that aligns with their branded archetype—providing additional facets to who they are. After a…

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Master Your Domain With Google Search Console: Getting Started by Drew McManus

Earlier in the month, I posted an article about how you can use Google Search Console (GSC) to temporarily hide a page from Google Search Results. Several readers wrote in to say that althou…

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

STOP Opening Attachments From Strangers! (And Other Hacking Prevention Tips) by Joe Patti

The Ohio Arts Council recently presented a webinar titled “Don’t Get Hacked,” aimed at providing tips, practices, and tools that will reduce vulnerability to data theft. Th…

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Get Serious About Your LinkedIn Profile by Drew McManus

If you’re like me, LinkedIn can often seem like that oddball item on the dessert menu. There’s little mystery when it comes to Facebook or Twitter, the apple cobbler or cheesecake of soc…

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