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Don’t You Love It When A Plan Comes Together?

One of the most satisfying aspects since launching ArtsHacker has been watching the contributors work organically from each other’s articles and ideas. Unlike the coordinated multi-author series, it isn’t uncommon for one contributor to read a post from a fellow author and think “I’m so glad they wrote about that and since they brought up […]

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Schedule Fusion Release Update

Last week, I introduced a new resource scheduling app set to be released in Mid-August and I’m very happy to say that everything related to the release is coming along according to plan. That includes finalizing our style guide which means we can officially release the new platform’s name and website: We’re on track […]

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An Update On The Efforts To Save Military Music

It’s time for an update on current efforts to help block proposed a funding amendment in the 2017 Defense Appropriations bill designed to gut military music programs. If you’ve been keeping up with what has been going on, you already know that the next step in the process was to get the amendment removed prior to […]

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Why Yes, That JPG Does Make You Look Fat.

We’ve examined the importance of page load speed here over the course of a few articles, each containing useful resources for measuring page load speed, but we haven’t taken a closer look at how you can help prevent the most common cause of page load speed: non-optimized image files. I published an article today at ArtsHacker […]

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Let’s Think About Funding Models

Joe Patti published an intriguing article at yesterday that examines a 2009 Stanford Social Innovation Review about ten different nonprofit funding models. It’s a fascinating read, especially in light of the time period it was written, just after the economic downturn when many nonprofits were scrambling to reassure their funding identity. The orchestra field […]

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How Satisfied Are You With Your Ticketing Software?

While performing some work for Venture clients recently, my development team and I found the need to perform some research and in the process, I reached into my files for a resource that I sadly neglected to mention here when it was released: The 2015 Ticketing Software Satisfaction Survey report from Carnegie Mellon’s Arts Management […]

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Solving Problems, One App At A Time

One of the really fun parts about working as an arts-focused software developer is coming across opportunities to solve big problems. To that end, we’re wrapping up work on a new web app designed to solve one of the most time consuming and frustrating problems: resource scheduling. One of our existing users, The Society Of […]

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As National Political Conventions Convene, Could The Culture Cold War Turn Hot?

The Culture Wars from the latter decades of the 20th century managed to produce an ugly scar across the public arts funding landscape and although public debate tempered, the struggle was far from over. But unlike the very public debate that raged across national media during the 1980s and 1990s, recent battle grounds have emerged […]

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