What I’m Looking Forward To At The 2018 Association of Arts Administration Educators Conference

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Think fast: what’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions an Arts Administration Educators Conference? I can’t speak for anyone but me so to that end, I wonder about how connected arts admin educators are to real-world implementation. Moreover, if any gulf exists, are there noticeable gaps between those with full-time teaching positions and those who teach in addition to working a regular arts admin job. As such, …

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If You’re A WordPress User, You’ll Want To Make Sure Not To Miss The Most Recent Update

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Just a quick geek-oriented post today: if you’re a WordPress user and run one or more sites, you probably noticed the recent 4.9.6 update. This one’s a little different than typical updates in that it includes a few key changes that help you make your site compliant with the European Union’s (EU) new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulations. I published an article at ArtsHacker that covers those changes along with instructions on …

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Lack Of Inclusion Reaches All The Way Up To Big Money Donors

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If you’ve had a heart-to-heart with a fellow nonprofit performing arts manager that operates in the Silicon Valley area, you probably got an earful of cathartic grumbling about how disengaged the tech sector is from philanthropic giving. The 5/14/18 edition of The Atlantic published an article by Alana Semuels provides one of the most comprehensive examinations to date on why this is such a problem. This article does a superb job …

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Time To Crowdsource This Workplace Satisfaction Thing

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Metrics never stop unveiling fascinating insights and the workplace satisfaction articles this week are an excellent example. Although the share traffic was within average numbers, actual page views for the opera and orchestra articles were 38 percent and 71 percent higher than average, respectively. Even though it may not be the sort of thing an arts administrator would want to share on his/her social media profile, that doesn’t mean there isn’t …

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Orchestra Workplace Satisfaction: Spring 2018

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It’s just over six months since the last time we examined the value of improving orchestra workplace satisfaction which means it is high time to see where things are related to your efforts on increasing the quantity and frequency of reviews at GlassDoor.com from arts administrators and staffers about their respective orchestra employers. A Few Highlights Since October 2017: The average score remained unchanged at 3.5, which works out to a 70/100 …

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