How Did Your Group’s #GivingTueday Turn Out?

Results from #GivingTuesday 2015 are beginning to emerge, GivingTuesday.org recently published an infographic with known highlights which include more than $116 million dollars raised. Links to previous years’ efforts through 2012 are available as well but the infographics from year to year change enough so as to make a straightforward comparison tricky.

Nonetheless, I’m curious to hear about your organization’s stories. Did you participate in #GivingTuesday? If so, how did it turn out? If your group has been participating for multiple years, have you been able to allocate a similar amount of effort to each annual event and are you noticing any trends?

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Giving Tuesday 2015

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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