Archive | November, 2016

Giving Tuesday

What’s Your #GivingTuesday Story?

#GivingTuesday, the self described “global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration” is back for year five and took place on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Since its launch, a number of orchestras have participated so let’s open up today’s post to any group that took part in#GivingTuesday 2016 so we can all hear your story. How did your group fare? If you’ve participated in previous years, what sort of response did you experience this year compared to previous efforts? Did the program meet your expectations? What would […]

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Five Tips For Maximizing Your End Of Year Online Giving Campaign

It’s that time of year again when development departments are putting the final touches on the end of year annual giving campaign. In order to help maximize those efforts, here are five best practice tips to help you avoid overlooking critical items. Don’t shy away from the challenge; go, confront these problems. Fight! Win! And have your best end of year campaign yet.

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Monday Inspiration

If you’re still feeling a bit down, I highly recommend taking the time to read a letter written by Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock from the early part of 2016 and published at nesthq.com. Addressed to “the Next Generation of Artists” it is an inspiring letter that is every bit as beneficial for arts managers as it is artists. While it’s true that the issues facing the world are complex, the answer to peace is simple; it begins with you. You don’t have to be living in a third world country or […]

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The Pittsburgh Symphony Strike Is Over

Just a quick post-Thanksgiving note today to make sure you haven’t inadvertently overlooked the good news that the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra work stoppage has ended and the group is back to work with a newly ratified collective bargaining agreement. Rumblings of a deal surfaced via an article by Elizabeth Bloom in the 11/22/2016 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette then became public via a 11/23/2016 article in the same outlet by Bob Batz Jr. We’ll take a closer look at the new agreement’s terms next week. In the meantime, enjoy your holiday weekend!

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What We’re Thankful For As Arts Administrators 2016

In a field where it can become all too easy to feel the pressures of the day to day grind, we sometimes forget to take a step back and acknowledge the things we’re grateful for. To that end, I asked the contributors at ArtsHacker to continue our tradition from last year and share a few of the things they are grateful for as arts administrators during this Thanksgiving season. I hope this lets you learn a little bit more about who they are and their respective outlooks on the field as well […]

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