Thursday, April 2, 2020

Update Time! by Artshacker

Regular readers have likely noticed the updates we’ve been rolling out over the last few weeks and now that we have all of them in place, we wanted to take a moment to give everyone a litt…

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Don’t Forget To Filter Out Your Remote Work IP Addresses From Google Analytics by Drew McManus

Thanks to fellow ArtsHacker Ceci Dadisman for putting a bug in my ear about reminding everyone who manages a Google Analytics (GA) account to add all of the remote and work from home IP addr…

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Time To Say Goodbye…To People Who Never Open Your Emails by Ceci Dadisman

I’d be willing to bet that not everyone to which you send emails opens them. Am I right? If this is the case, you’ve probably got some people on your list who haven’t opened any of you…

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Free #20NTC Webinars by Artshacker

While the decision to cancel #20NTC was disappointing, it’s been equally heartening to see the community members and the organization step up to help fill the void. To that end, NTEN has b…

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

What To Do When You’re Dark by Ceci Dadisman

I don’t have to tell you about the immense toll the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our industry. In light of so many organizations going dark for an undetermined length of time, the questi…

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Handling Contractual Elements of Event Cancellations Due To Epidemics & Other Crises by Joe Patti

As event cancellations have started to mount due to the growing number of Covid-19 cases around the country, there has been a lot of concerned conversation occurring about the invocation of …

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

How To Effectively Communicate COVID-19 Announcements Using WordPress by Drew McManus

No need for any backstory here, we’re all well aware of how much COVID-19 is impacting operations and one of the more pressing challenges is communicating organizational announcements to p…

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Do You Have An Active RFP? by Drew McManus

If your organization has an active RFP, we want it! Nonprofit Bids is set to launch but we need RFPs to populate the site. We have already had a number of providers sign up so your organizat…

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Monday, March 9, 2020

My Favorite Digital Marketing Tools by Ceci Dadisman

I’m often asked what tools I use to manage digital marketing campaigns. Well, the wait is over! Let’s dive right in. Airtable I love Airtable so much that I’ve devoted an entire post a…

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Scammers In Your Social Media Community by Joe Patti

On my personal blog, I have written about the problem of ticketing websites that masquerade as legitimate performance venues and either sell fake or highly marked up tickets.  I have to say…

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Sunday, March 1, 2020

The Updated #ClickClickDone Slide Deck From #SETC2020 Is Available by Drew McManus

The 2020 SETC conference was a great deal of fun and the Click.Click.Done. Must-Have Google Analytics Settings and Reports session was well attended with an engaging group of participants. I…

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Nonprofit Bids Is Coming Soon And It Needs Your RFPs by Drew McManus

Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond to the interest inquiry about creating an online Request For Proposal (RFP) portal that nonprofit arts and culture orgs could use, free of cha…

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Monday, February 17, 2020

How To Get People To Open Your Emails by Ceci Dadisman

Short answer: Send them content they find interesting. Long answer: SendGrid’s 2019 Email Benchmark and Engagement Study data has been published and it has some important insights for arts…

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Two Easy Methods For Shutting Down Comments In WordPress by Drew McManus

WordPress is great…until it isn’t. The good news is most of those shortcomings are pretty easy to work with if you know your options. Moreover, most of them tend to be holdovers from the…

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Who’s Interested In An RFP Resource Site? by Drew McManus

I need your help today. Specifically, I’m looking for some feedback on an idea a colleague and I have about creating an online Request For Proposal (RFP) portal that nonprofit arts and cul…

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Print With A Purpose by Ceci Dadisman

We tend to question whether or not we still need to place print advertising. The efficacy of newspaper ads  depends on your market and target audience. That said, I just saw a really great …

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Does Your State Prohibit Non-Voting Board Directors? by Joe Patti

A few years back I made a post addressing the assumption that ex officio positions on a board of directors were automatically non-voting. Spoilers: That is not the case. Apropos to that, I r…

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Does Your Navigation Suffer From UIC (Unnecessary Icon Labels)? by Drew McManus

Recently, SmashingMagazine.com published an article by Suzanne Scacca that examines web trends that may be time to retire. While several aren’t applicable to most nonprofit arts orgs, ther…

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

It Isn’t Only About “Young” People by Ceci Dadisman

A recent article in The Economist predicts that 2020 will begin the decade of the “young old” (or “yold”).  This refers to a Japanese term used to classify people aged between 65 an…

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Only Three Days Left To Complete The Reader Survey And Enter To Win A Complete Set Of Arts Admin Merit Badges by Artshacker

There are only three more days remaining to get in on Arts Admin Merit Badge giveaway. All it takes is submitting a 2019 reader survey where one reader submission will be selected at random.…

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Monday, December 23, 2019

Happy Holidays From Everyone At ArtsHacker! by Artshacker

Happy holidays from everyone at ArtsHacker. We hope you’re able to enjoy some relaxing downtime with family and friends. We’re taking some time off as well but will be back at it next we…

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Spoiler Alert: Multichannel Communications Work Best With Donors by Ceci Dadisman

If you’ve been reading my posts over the years, you know that I’m an advocate of multichannel communications campaigns. It is important to communicate on a variety of channels (social me…

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

2019 Reader Survey by Artshacker

Now that ArtsHacker has five years under its belt, we’re keen to get your feedback on how we can refine our content and how it’s presented. Your insights will be instrumental in enhancin…

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Ticket Buyers Are Shoppers by Ceci Dadisman

A blog post recently published by the folks at dotdigital shares ideas on how to turn holiday shoppers into year-round buyers through email communications. As I read it, it struck me how the…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Toward Crafting Better Conflict Of Interest Policy And Practice by Joe Patti

As the world becomes more connected, rules and regulations governing conflicts of interest associated with geographic boundaries start to lose their relevance. Broader definitions and applic…

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Monday, December 2, 2019

How Is Your Organization Approaching #GivingTuesday This Year? by Drew McManus

Ever since its launch, #GivingTuesday had become a staple in most nonprofit organization’s fundraising schedule. Since then, it’s become everything from a much-needed holiday giving boos…

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

ARTS ADVOCACY ALERT: Don’t Let .ORG Registry Be Sold To A Private Equity Firm #SaveDotOrg by Drew McManus

Everyone in this field is likely aware of how important the .ORG domain extension is to nonprofits. And for nearly two decades, decisions regarding how .ORG registrations and renewals are ha…

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Should You Use MailChimp’s New Website Builder? by Ceci Dadisman

Quick Answer: No. Longer Answer: MailChimp recently added a website builder to its suite of features. This is a logical addition especially because MC is looking to become a full-service CRM…

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

2019 #NAMPC Slide Deck: A Content Manager’s Guide To Website Accessibility by Drew McManus

As always, #NAMPC was a great time and the Content Manager’s Guide To Website Accessibility workshop was a real hit. Before I forget, I wanted to take a moment to make the slide deck avail…

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

How To Temporarily Block A Page From Google Search Results by Drew McManus

There are all sorts of reasons why you may need to block a page from appearing in Google search results and fortunately, Google provides a tool you can use to make this happen. Having said t…

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

You Can Now Pick Up Your Very Own Arts Admin Merit Badges by Drew McManus

In response to the enormously positive feedback and requests asking where you can pick up actual Arts Admin Merit Badges, we decided to make them available for order. Expected shipping for R…

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