Congratulations To Yuha Jung: AAAE 2017 Content Competition Winner

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The embargo is officially lifted and I’m very happy to announce the winner of the Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) 2017 Content Competition Winner is Yuha Jung. Ms. Jung, an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky, will give a presentation on her winning entry at the AAAE 2017 conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. The article, titled Diversity Matters: Theoretical Understanding of and Suggestions for the Current Fundraising Practices of Nonprofit Art …

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Mark Your Calendar: Click. Click. Done. Webinar

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If you’ve always wanted to attend a Click. Click. Done: Developing Your Google Analytics Skills session but couldn’t get away to the respective conference, I have some good news for you. On Thursday, May 25, 2017, the Ohio Arts Council is hosting a one hour webinar version from 12:30pm CT – 1:30pm CT. You can join me and Ceci Dadisman were we will be focusing on the nuts and bolts of …

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It’s National Volunteer Week, What’s Your Volunteer Story?

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April 23-29 is National Volunteer Week where organizations can recognize and thank volunteers for everything that offer. I’m curious to hear your stories; take a moment to share something in the comment section and while you’re thinking about that, here are some volunteer oriented topics and resources. There are a slew of articles at ArtsHacker covering everything from special software you can use to help screen volunteers, hacks on improving organization …

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Credit Where Credit Is Due: Met Opera Musicians

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If there’s one transgression most professional orchestra and opera player associations commit, it’s launching public outreach efforts during a labor dispute only to abandon them once an agreement is ratified. When things are tough, they desperately want support and attention; but when things calm down, they could care less. That’s not exactly a formula for sincerity. In the best cases, the musicians maintain their efforts and after getting past the obligatory …

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The Latest Development In AFM-EPF Pension Headaches

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On 1/17/2017 we examined the growing problems within the American Federation of Musicians & Employers’ Pension Fund (AFM-EPF) that led to the Board of Trustees to send a letter to plan members explaining how the fund has suffered since the economic downturn and their plan for recovery. Since then, that letter does not appear to have assuaged anxiety among some AMF-EPF members. A group of AMF member musicians met in New York City …

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