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Why Yes, You Should Talk To Your Neighbors About Saving The NEA

Work deadlines and preparations for the string instrument cost of ownership mega-article are keeping me at max capacity busy so today’s post is a pointer to an enormously useful resource article from Joe Patti on why it is important to talk to your neighbors about saving the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and how to go about doing it. In turn, Joe’s article forks a post from Margy Waller on the same topic. You should definitely give her post a read as well. What are you waiting for? Go, read, and turn […]

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How Strong Is Your Content Game?

The Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) is holding a content competition open to arts administration researchers, instructors, and practitioners. They’re looking for content that exemplifies, expounds upon, or aligns with The Wallace Foundation’s Nine Effective Practices of Audience Building. One winner will receive an $800 cash prize and one complimentary registration to their 2017 conference in Edinburgh, Scotland (so cool) where they will also have the opportunity to present and discuss their winning entry at the conference. Entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges comprised of audience building and/or […]

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Tax (Prep) Day

After spending the last few days compiling all of my records to send off to the accountant, it seems fitting to focus today’s post on some finance related resources. All of these links point to finance-focused posts written by Joe Patti and available at Understanding Non-Profit Financial Statements How Financial Statements Are Born Deeper Dive Into Full Costs Incurred By An Organization Never Accept The Treasurer’s Report Your Small Non-Profit Needs D&O Insurance Too

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It’s Share Your Favorite Music Librarian Anecdote Day

Over the past few days, I’ve had several mutually exclusive conversations with colleagues about music librarians. In each instance, we exchanged anecdotes where a well-trained and experienced music librarian saved the day. By saved the day, I mean the librarian either prevented a major performance related disaster, saved the organization fistfuls of dollars, or accomplished something of profound artistic accomplishment. Each of the conversations was uplifting in its own way so I wanted to invite readers to leave a comment about a time in your career where a music librarian made a […]

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Leading By Example In Seattle

We’re going to do something out of the ordinary today in that this will be a purely promotional post. Specifically, I want to draw attention to the Seattle Symphony Orchestra’s (SSO) Music Beyond Borders: Voices from the Seven concert that took place on 2/8/2017. The concert is unique and worth special attention for a few key reasons: It tackles the high profile political issue of the immigrant ban head-on by programming music from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The concert was organized by the orchestra’s musicians and is free […]

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