Women Composer Database Project Update: A Marvelous Response So Far!

The response to the post from 3/9/17 introducing readers to Rob Deemer’s Women Composer Database Project has been marvelous. To date, there have been nearly 500 shares and several thousand page views but the best part is how much you’ve been contributing to the project! Let’s take a closer look. Beyond Social Shares Sharing the post with friends and colleagues is a critical step in expanding awareness but you’ve blown past that stage and into direct project involvement. In order to help expand the list and begin filling in details, Deemer created [...]
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The Latest Item For Your Government Affairs Committee

Unless your operating environment is under a rock, you’re probably well aware of plans to defund and eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). But were you aware of an executive order signed on 3/13/17 that attempts to provide the Trump administration with a back door to gut those agencies in the event that Congress pushes back? The executive order is the equivalent of a parent telling a child cut the switch they want to be whipped with in that it requires executive agencies […]

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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 ArtsHacker.com: 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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Creative CTAs: Can’t Someone Else Do It?

Ceci Dadisman wrote an article for ArtsHacker today that focuses on a fun little tool from Capacity Interactive: the call to action (CTA) generator for arts marketers. It uses the same sort of straightforward Mad Libs formula you’ll find for traditional headline generators and applying it directly to something like a performing arts org CTA is a great use. Your [noun] [verb] = Your Evening Awaits A [adjective] [time of day] in one [verb] = A Perfect Night In One Tap [verb] and [verb] = Subscribe and Save Your [verb] [matters] = […]

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