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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Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Best Time To Send Email by Ceci Dadisman

The one question I always get when I talk about email marketing at conferences or in workshops is, “When is the best day and time to send an email?” My answer is, inevitably, som…

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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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Friday, August 17, 2018

More Changes To Facebook Ad Targeting by Ceci Dadisman

Facebook has been rolling out changes to how advertisers are able to target users through advertising campaigns, and they have announced additional changes to take place by the end of Septe…

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

New Data About How People Use Media by Ceci Dadisman

It isn’t a secret that I love data! The folks at the Nielsen Norman Group have released the latest Total Audience Report which focuses “on telling the story of what’s currently…

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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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Monday, July 30, 2018

16 Is The Font Size Of Wisdom (For Web Design At Least) by Joe Patti

The assertion that arts and cultural audiences are getting older and dying out probably reached trope status decades before the word trope entered popular usage. While this may be true and r…

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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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Monday, July 16, 2018

Your Contract May Not Provide Cover From Music Covers by Joe Patti

Copyright and intellectual properties rights are important considerations in the arts and culture industry. The industry strives to expand the awareness and exposure of creatives, but often …

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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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Monday, July 2, 2018

How Orchestras Can Use Influencer Marketing by Jonathan Eifert

I recently had a discussion with a large group of artist managers at a top New York management firm about influencer marketing. I posed the question: Have you seen classical presenters using…

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Authenticity FTW by Ceci Dadisman

We are bombarded with hundreds, even thousands of marketing messages each day. What cuts through that clutter is engaging, authentic content that your target audience can relate to. A recent…

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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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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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