Tasty Transparency Treats

The 2010 Orchestra Compensation Reports are only two weeks away but that doesn’t mean you can’t get in on some of the data goodies ahead of time. Following in the successful footsteps of the 2009 Orchestra Website Report pre-publication tweets, I’ll be tweeting an ongoing string of compensation review tidbits along with a number of miscellaneous facts that rarely make it into the regular reports due to lack of space. Thankfully, Twitter serves as an ideal medium to dish out these tasty treats, the only thing you need to do is follow @Adaptistration…

And that’s just about one of the easiest things you can do online:

  1. Signup for the free account.
  2. Visit Adaptistration’s Twitter account.
  3. Click the “follow” button.

You’re all done! If you’re not up to speed on twitter lingo, there’s a great resource page at twitter101 that will have you humming along in less than five minutes

There will be no rhyme or reason behind when and what I’ll Tweet so check in throughout the day and if any particular tweet gets your attention, the best thing you can do is retweet it to your followers.

About Drew McManus

"I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired." Those were the first words out of an executive's mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend but the day that consulting contract began with her orchestra, she was convinced I was a hatchet-man brought in by the board to clean house.

I understand where the trepidation comes from as a great deal of my consulting and technology provider work for arts organizations involves due diligence, separating fact from fiction, interpreting spin, as well as performance review and oversight. So yes, sometimes that work results in one or two individuals "aggressively embracing career change" but far more often than not, it reinforces and clarifies exactly what works and why.

In short, it doesn't matter if you know where all the bodies are buried if you can't keep your own clients out of the ground, and I'm fortunate enough to say that for more than 15 years, I've done exactly that for groups of all budget size from Qatar to Kathmandu.

For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, keep track of what people in this business get paid, help write a satirical cartoon about orchestra life, hack the arts, and love a good coffee drink.

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