So Funny. So Dark.

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Given the flood of somber headlines this week, I wanted to intentionally post something light because we could all probably use a smile about now. Last May, I pointed out the @ArtsAdminsSay twitter account and since then, it…has…exploded in popularity. Racking up more followers each day, it has 3,261 at the time this article was written. On a per tweet basis, it averages more likes, RTs, and replies than those from the …

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#19NTC – Time To Get Your Proposal On

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You can now submit a session proposal for the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference which takes place March 13 – 15, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. Whether you’re a longtime presenter or are new to the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) community and have never presented at the NTC before, I want to encourage you to submit a session proposal. I’ve written about my experiences at 18NTC on a few occasions and one area …

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You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

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“Remember that Elgar score you have with the composer’s original markings? Yeah, it’s hot and the police may want to have a word with you.” The 7/11/2018 edition of published an article by Maddy Shaw Roberts that reports on what started off as an Antiques Roadshow classical music find turned out to be more enlightening than the woman bargained for. The whole article is worth a ready but here are …

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Breaking Down The Elizabeth Rowe Complaint

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Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) principal flute Elizabeth Rowe is suing her employer “to recover over $200,000 in unpaid wages unequal to the pay of a comparable male musician.” We’re going to examine the bulk of her complaint on a point by point basis. It would be surprising to see the suit go to trial but if it does, it would undoubtedly have profound impact on how orchestras approach individual musician agreements. …

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#TBT Equality

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In light of the Elizabeth Rowe lawsuit (which we’ll be taking a deep dive into on Friday), it seems fitting to make today’s #TBT post all about equal pay for equal work. Among the lawsuit’s numerous dynamic consequences is whether orchestra musician substitutes should legally qualify for equal pay to their rostered colleagues. We’ve examined this issue in great detail and it continues to be one of the most contentious among …

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