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It’s Always Nice To Be Noticed

What a treat to see Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens’ website was selected as one of’s Top 100 nonprofit websites. A creative firm that specializes in nonprofits, EveryAction selected Morikami’s website alongside groups with substantially larger budgets which included the Word Wildlife Fund, Gates Foundation, Red Cross, NPR, MoMA, American Cancer Society, Planned Parenthood, and Change Org. As such, it’s a real thrill to see Morikami’s Venture Platform designed and powered website be included in the All Around Champs division. Regular readers might recognize Morikami’s name from a pair of posts […]

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AdaptistrationJobs #Winning

2015 has really been a tipping point year for Adaptistration Jobs; with 12,000 average monthly pageviews, average session lengths over two minutes, and more than 250 registered users creating custom job alerts, the site is solidifying its position as the go-to resource for upwardly mobile arts admin pros and the employers looking to attract them. Add to that, a super user-friendly interface, hip contemporary design, and oh yeah, it’s still the only completely free arts admin jobs board for employers and candidates. Compared to the other options, AdaptiJobs is #CrushingIt. Recently, we’ve […]

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Venture Is… 2015

On Monday, 7/6/2015 Ceci Dadisman published an article at about a video production resource for budget conscious arts orgs and it looks like a great resource. In addition to custom video production, it is worth pointing out that if you have some Adobe After Effects skills under your belt, there are some wonderful turn-key templates available that can be used to create everything from standard definition online only to full HD broadcast quality commercials. I tend to favor what’s available at but there are additional resources available if you’re willing […]

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Introducing A New Series For Inspiration

Among the numerous resources available online, some of the more useful offerings focus on providing inspiration; a great example is Chris Spooner’s Line 25 Sites of the Week, which focuses on frontend web design. It’s difficult to imagine functioning without these sorts of resources and although I need a new project like I need a hole in the head, that isn’t an excuse to shirk responsibility and if there’s something of value to offer, then it is time to step up. Starting today, I’m launching a new series of articles hosted at […]

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THANK YOU – THANK YOU – THANK YOU to everyone who voted for The Venture Platform in Chase’s $100,000 Mission Main Street Grants® program. In the space of four short days, you helped us cross the 250 unique votes needed to put Venture’s application into the evaluation round that will determine the recipients in September. For those of you who have been following the endeavor, you know that promises were made about a certain adorable duckling video so to that end… These little ducklings were all of four days old when we took this video […]

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