GoDaddy’s Managed WordPress Data Breach And What You Should Do If It Impacts Your Organization

On November 22, 2021, GoDaddy informed the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of a security breach for 1.2 million users on its managed WordPress servers. According to the report, the breach impacted users as far back as September 6, 2021. Let’s review what that means and what your organization should do if you utilize GoDaddy’s hosted WordPress management. Confirm Whether You Use The Service If your org uses WordPress, that doesn’t …

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Happy Thanksgiving (a little early)

Although work marches on, I’m taking the week from blogging and will be back on Monday, November 29, 2021. I hope everyone will be able to set aside time to enjoy a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving with family and friends. If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary to enjoy over the holiday, consider the long-awaited and recently released Star Trek: Lower Decks soundtrack from composer Chris Westlake.

Is Your Organization Launching A GivingTuesday Campaign?

Giving Tuesday is Nov 30 this year and while it was no surprise that 2020’s event was one many groups decided to skip, I’m curious to see what transpires this time around. More to the point, I’m curious to see if/how the pandemic will impact the way groups approach crafting campaigns. I could only find two examples in my email archive of campaigns from 2019 and while that’s hardly a representative …

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#TBT Good Problems To Have

I had a good laugh yesterday after realizing how much I’m hearing some of the traditional pre-pandemic gripes from colleagues. My first thought was “how wonderful it is to have such great problems” and that was followed up by a desire to share an orchestra admin diagram I update every few years. Originally designed to poke fun at the woe-is-me crowd, I’m starting to look at it as more of a …

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The Programmatic Lightness Of Being

It’s funny how the pandemic can make old conversation new again when viewed through the lens of hyper pragmaticism. The whole traditional vs. contemporary programming debate is a good example. Recently, the New York Times published an interview with cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han, who jointly run the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. In a nutshell, the couple makes it clear that traditional repertoire has more than enough artistic …

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