Let The Thieving Begin!

Thank goodness it has been awhile since the dirty little secret of just how easy it is for someone inside a nonprofit performing arts organization to misappropriate organizational funds has made headlines. And by misappropriate, I mean embezzle and by embezzle, I mean steal. Nonetheless, from across the Atlantic comes a report that the former Financial Director for the London Philharmonic Orchestra “siphoned off” just under US$1,000,000 over a period of four years. The indiscretion was brought to light after the organization executed an external audit…

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Adaptistration Exclusive: Free Fundraising Project At BringLight.com!

It all started with a friendly hockey game wager and ended up as way for one of Adaptistration’s 501(c)(3) readers to win a free fundraising project at BringLight.com, the premier online service that connects donors and charities to create a way for more informed and effective online fundraising. Thanks to a thrilling Chicago Blackhawks victory, one performing arts organization will be able to use Bring Light’s services absolutely free, meaning your group keeps 100% of every dollar raised. Better still, Bring Light’s ability to process online donations directly and willingness to provide copywriting and other marketing assistance means any budget size group can benefit…

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Best Holiday Office Gift. Ever.

Cyber Monday may have been the official launch of online based holiday shopping but call me old fashioned, I just like to wait until the calendar officially reads December. As such, today marks the launch of a very special holiday sale where you can pick up the single best gift for orchestra folks money can buy; better than a Snuggie, better than a Snuggie for dogs, this gift will make you the hero of this year’s office party…

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