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Would Full Time Composition Departments Revitalize Orchestras?

Mark MacNamara published an interesting interview with Louisville Orchestra music director Teddy Abrams in the 8/26/15 edition of San Francisco Classical Voice where the conductor advocated for a full time composition staff within existing Us orchestra organizational structure. “All major arts organizations should not only have musicians on staff but there should also be a […]

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Five Job Description Phrases We Should Have Stopped Using Years Ago

Job description (JD) boilerplates are a double edged sword; on one hand they save a tremendous amount of time by providing crucial statements such as Equal Opportunity disclosures but if you aren’t careful, they can project a less than desirable image or even keep candidates away. Vu Le has an excellent post over at Nonprofit […]

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Only You Can Affect Real Change In Workplace Satisfaction

Regular readers know that the topic of Workplace Satisfaction is one of the more popular here at Adaptistration and even though it continues to remain firmly swept under the rug for the field as a whole, that doesn’t mean we’re without options to begin taking some measurements. To that end, serves as a useful […]

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Win-Win Friday: Elevating Hiring Practices

It’s no secret that finding qualified applicants for incredibly demanding positions within the ranks of middle and entry level orchestra administration is no simple task but are we making this already difficult task even more difficult thanks to unrealistic expectations or failing to use applicable criteria? Joe Patti posted a terrific article on this topic […]

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Ack! Early-Bird Registration (AND DISCOUNTS) For #NAMPC 2105 End This Friday

The early bird deadline for the 2015 NAMP Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah is right around the corner; this Friday, August 28th to be precise, so if you haven’t registered already then get in gear or you’ll miss out on those sweet early bird discounts. As mentioned back in May, I’ll be leading a session titled Click. […]

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Stepping Up The Nonprofit CRM Challenge

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems seem to be a popular topic this season; in July, 2015, Nonprofit Quarterly ran an article that discussed the rabbit hole that is evaluating and identifying CRM proposals (which we examined here) and the 8/12/2015 edition of published an opinion piece by a CRM CEO lamenting the lack of […]

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Not Only Will Live Symphonic Music Get You Laid, But Your City Is Crap If You Don’t Have An Orchestra

In a recent interview with The Evening Standard’s David Smyth, singer-songwriter Ben Folds recently expanded on his previous sentiments that live orchestra concerts are an ideal vehicle to maximize verbing the adjective noun by declaring “there are two kinds of cities: those that have symphony orchestras and those that are crap.” There are two kinds […]

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