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Hey, Some Good News Without Any Prerequisite Drama

The 9/15/2014 edition of The Seattle Times published an article by Nicole Brodeur that reports the Seattle Symphony Orchestra (SSO) not only raised $600,000 at its recent gala but also garnered a $10 million gift from Rebecca Benaroya. Yes, the Minnesota Orchestra recently announced a $10 million gift too but Seattle managed to snag theirs […]

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Isn’t It About Time For an Arts Admin Version of Lifehacker?

Ah, where would we be without, the site dedicated to providing “tips, ticks, and downloads for getting things done.” Since 2005, the site has been a mainstay for practical advice and discussion; granted, it’s become a bit of a navigation quagmire in recent months, but the content is still entirely useful. So why doesn’t something […]

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Let There Be Transparency: 14 Seasons Of ASO/WAC 990s

During the Minnesota Orchestra lockout, one of Adaptistration’s most popular articles related to that topic was when I made more than a decade of the organization’s IRS returns available for download in one handy pdf file. Typically, that info is secured under digital lock and key in my consulting resource vault but I’m already witnessing […]

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Deconstructing Some Spin From Atlanta

One of the more confusing aspects related to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) lockout is how the relationship between the ASO and the Woodruff Arts Center (WAC) impacts the organization as a whole. We’ll be diving into those issues as they relate to board governance in a future article but for today, we’ll examine the […]

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It’s The Eleventh Hour For Responding To Net Neutrality

Many thanks to Thomas Cott for reminding everyone via yesterday’s newsletter yesterday that Monday, 9/15/14 is the deadline for submitting your comments to the proposed changes that would gut Net Neutrality as we know it. If you’re just coming in on this issue, here’s what you need to know in a nutshell: it’s a terrible […]

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Adaptistration Jobs Just Leveled Up To +10 Awesome

Adaptistration Jobs has really taken off this year and I’m pleased to announce two new features that will make it even better than before, one for job posters and one for job seekers. Job Posters: Application Deadlines Job Seekers: Custom Job Alert Emails You can now create, save, and manage job searches and create alerts […]

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