Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Does Your State Prohibit Non-Voting Board Directors? by Joe Patti

A few years back I made a post addressing the assumption that ex officio positions on a board of directors were automatically non-voting. Spoilers: That is not the case. Apropos to that, I r…

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Does Your Navigation Suffer From UIC (Unnecessary Icon Labels)? by Drew McManus

Recently, SmashingMagazine.com published an article by Suzanne Scacca that examines web trends that may be time to retire. While several aren’t applicable to most nonprofit arts orgs, ther…

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

It Isn’t Only About “Young” People by Ceci Dadisman

A recent article in The Economist predicts that 2020 will begin the decade of the “young old” (or “yold”).  This refers to a Japanese term used to classify people aged between 65 an…

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Only Three Days Left To Complete The Reader Survey And Enter To Win A Complete Set Of Arts Admin Merit Badges by Artshacker

There are only three more days remaining to get in on Arts Admin Merit Badge giveaway. All it takes is submitting a 2019 reader survey where one reader submission will be selected at random.…

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Monday, December 23, 2019

Happy Holidays From Everyone At ArtsHacker! by Artshacker

Happy holidays from everyone at ArtsHacker. We hope you’re able to enjoy some relaxing downtime with family and friends. We’re taking some time off as well but will be back at it next we…

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Spoiler Alert: Multichannel Communications Work Best With Donors by Ceci Dadisman

If you’ve been reading my posts over the years, you know that I’m an advocate of multichannel communications campaigns. It is important to communicate on a variety of channels (social me…

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

2019 Reader Survey by Artshacker

Now that ArtsHacker has five years under its belt, we’re keen to get your feedback on how we can refine our content and how it’s presented. Your insights will be instrumental in enhancin…

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Ticket Buyers Are Shoppers by Ceci Dadisman

A blog post recently published by the folks at dotdigital shares ideas on how to turn holiday shoppers into year-round buyers through email communications. As I read it, it struck me how the…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Toward Crafting Better Conflict Of Interest Policy And Practice by Joe Patti

As the world becomes more connected, rules and regulations governing conflicts of interest associated with geographic boundaries start to lose their relevance. Broader definitions and applic…

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Monday, December 2, 2019

How Is Your Organization Approaching #GivingTuesday This Year? by Drew McManus

Ever since its launch, #GivingTuesday had become a staple in most nonprofit organization’s fundraising schedule. Since then, it’s become everything from a much-needed holiday giving boos…

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

ARTS ADVOCACY ALERT: Don’t Let .ORG Registry Be Sold To A Private Equity Firm #SaveDotOrg by Drew McManus

Everyone in this field is likely aware of how important the .ORG domain extension is to nonprofits. And for nearly two decades, decisions regarding how .ORG registrations and renewals are ha…

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Should You Use MailChimp’s New Website Builder? by Ceci Dadisman

Quick Answer: No. Longer Answer: MailChimp recently added a website builder to its suite of features. This is a logical addition especially because MC is looking to become a full-service CRM…

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

2019 #NAMPC Slide Deck: A Content Manager’s Guide To Website Accessibility by Drew McManus

As always, #NAMPC was a great time and the Content Manager’s Guide To Website Accessibility workshop was a real hit. Before I forget, I wanted to take a moment to make the slide deck avail…

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

How To Temporarily Block A Page From Google Search Results by Drew McManus

There are all sorts of reasons why you may need to block a page from appearing in Google search results and fortunately, Google provides a tool you can use to make this happen. Having said t…

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

You Can Now Pick Up Your Very Own Arts Admin Merit Badges by Drew McManus

In response to the enormously positive feedback and requests asking where you can pick up actual Arts Admin Merit Badges, we decided to make them available for order. Expected shipping for R…

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Arts Admin Merit Badges by Drew McManus

Any arts administrator worth their salt should be able to sell a ticket, plan an invasion, make brunch, conn a ship, design a brochure, write a sonnet, balance the books, build a wall, carry…

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

A Guide To Better Donor Communications by Ceci Dadisman

I recently wrote a bit of a rant on Medium about the need to be more insightful in terms of how we communicate with our donors. This led me to think about the tactical side of that and how t…

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

An Updated And Expanded Must-Have Google Analytics Settings Deck by Drew McManus

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of running a workshop on Must-Have Google Analytics Settings for the League of Chicago Theatres. The 90 minute session included an updated and expanded …

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More About Open Meeting Laws & Non-Profits by Joe Patti

Three years ago, I wrote an entry about non-profits and open meeting laws. In the last year or so, people have been posting a lot of questions on that post about the laws governing different…

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Arts Admin Conferences You Should Know About by Ceci Dadisman

A while back, I asked my fellow arts administrators to help compile a list of conferences that are applicable to our field. Here is the finished list! Conferences for Arts Administrators We…

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Free 2019 Twitter PSD Header Template + Free Online Design Resources = Branding Happiness by Drew McManus

If it’s been more than a year since you updated your Twitter account header image, it’s high time for something new. To that end, ArtsHacker has you covered with free Photoshop template …

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Image Alt Text And Accessibility by Drew McManus

Creating image alt text is one of the more time-consuming and challenging content management tasks to complete. It is also one of the most rewarding so always know that the time you put into…

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Today & Tomorrow Are Your Last Chances To Be A #20NTC Influencer by Artshacker

Tomorrow, Friday 8/30/2019, is the deadline for your chance to have a quantifiable impact on which sessions make it into the 2020 Nonprofit Technology Conference (#20NTC). 60 percent of de…

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Panels And Post Show Discussions by Joe Patti

Conversations around performances and events really can enhance the experience for people, but making it an effective and enjoyable experience can take some preparation and discipline. One o…

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Unleash Your Data Driven UX Superhero With This ArtsU Webinar & Discount Code by Drew McManus

I’m very happy to announce that on Friday, September 27, 2019 I’ll be leading an Americans for Arts ArtsU webinar on using metrics to refine and enhance your website’s user experience.…

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Is Your MC Hooked Up To Your GA? by Ceci Dadisman

Did you know that you can track traffic on your website from MailChimp emails right in Google Analytics?  It’s true! Why would you want to track traffic on your website that comes from em…

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

What Is Your Favorite Conference? by Ceci Dadisman

I want to know what conferences you attend or want to attend! Please share your favorite (arts and non-arts specific) conferences that are useful for arts administrators. My goal is to compi…

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Add Context To Your Google Analytics Data Using Annotations by Drew McManus

One of the best kept secrets in Google Analytics hiding in plain sight are annotations, which are little notes you can add to the timeline. Think of it like a 160-character max digital stick…

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

2019 ArtsReach Slide Deck by Drew McManus

We’re all about sharing the love, and wanted to share a copy of the session slide deck from our 2019 ArtsReach presentation on must have Google Analytics Settings. It includes the latest s…

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Turn Lists Into Columns With A Little CSS Magic by Drew McManus

One of the most common content management frustration points I find clients encounter is finding an attractive way to display long lists inside webpages. For example, the ubiquitous donor li…

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Friday, July 19, 2019

How to Create Date-Based Automations with MailChimp by Ceci Dadisman

If you’re a MailChimp user and you’re not using their automation feature, you’re missing out! Automated emails can save you time and allow you to send more timely emails to your list. …

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