Archive | May, 2012

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It’s Easy To Become An Infographic Expert

If you’re anything like me you love a good infographic; so much useful data in such a visually attractive medium is always a joy. To that end, Palm Beach Opera Director of Marketing & PR, Ceci Dadisman, put together a great infographic for the organization’s 50th Season that is simply fabulous. So much so that Kivi Leroux Miller is publishing a multi-part series about it over at the Nonprofit Marketing guide.com. But what can you do to kick off the infographic creative process? (more…)

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It Appears There Is More Under The Surface At Palm Beach

In case you thought the Palm Beach Symphony – Juilliard residency kerfuffle was done, it turns out that it was only the tip of a very unhappy iceberg. The Palm Beach Daily News published an article by Jan Sjostrom on 5/26/2012 that reports growing tension between the orchestra’s musicians and its Executive Director, Michael Finn. (more…)

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Are We There Met?

In case you missed it (although I don’t know how that’s even possible), there’s been a substantial fuss over the past several weeks surrounding Peter Gelb, the general manager of the Metropolitan Opera (Met), and his public brush war against criticism. Gelb lost; and just in case he didn’t realize just how big of a loss it was, the King of All Culture Media, Alex Ross, authored an article for the 5/23/2012 edition of The New Yorker that spells it out in no uncertain terms. (more…)

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Happy Memorial Day!

Whether you’re home all day enjoying the holiday with family and friends or your orchestra is putting on a performance today, try to take a few moments to remember the reason for the holiday. Furthermore, take a moment to remember that the single largest employer of full-time professional musicians is the United States Armed Forces… (more…)

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Get Back On The Inside With The Updated Orchestra Financial Reports

Since it was launched in 2009, the Orchestra Financial Reports page has consistently been one of the most popular destinations at Adaptistration. It’s simple in implementation in that it provides a direct link to each respective orchestra’s GuideStar.org page where users can find a wealth of financial transparency documentation. Everything went humming along until several months ago when GuideStar started updating its permalink structure. (more…)

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