The Venture Platform’s Next Big Thing

Last month, we crossed the latest threshold in The Venture Platform’s evolution with the release of Venture Event Manager (VEM) 2.5. We’re not content with resting on our laurels following the tremendous growth in 2014 and this upgrade to Venture’s cornerstone functionality is the most profound piece of coding since we launched in 2011; moreover, it reaffirms Venture’s position as the most advanced event management system in a managed website development solution.

In order to help celebrate the 2.5 release, we designed a brand new microsite dedicated to everything VEM 2.5 offers and since this post is more than shameless self-promotion, we’re offering a $100 credit toward any of Venture’s Add-ons for any new user that becomes a subscriber by April 15th.

Swing by the new microsite at VentureDemoOnline.com and get in touch to get the ball rolling about becoming a Venture Artist, Standard, or Pro user.

Venture Event Manager 2.5

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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