Politics And Culture: Business Is Booming

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The intersection of culture and politics seems to be experiencing an unusually tight bottleneck as of late. We examined one of the initial events at the Santa Monica Symphony a few weeks ago but here’s what else has been transpiring since then. In the wake of President Trump’s response to the Charlottesville tragedy, several honorees at this year’s Kennedy Center Honors publicly declared they would boycott the White House reception. In …

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Your Website Is NOT A Democracy…And Other Cool #18NTC Sessions You Should Upvote

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One of the unique aspects that makes the 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference (#18NTC) so fascinating is they facilitate registered users voting for sessions they want (and need) to see at the conference. We’re not talking suggested topics, rather, the full list of submitted proposals. #18NTC kicked off the voting process yesterday and will keep it open through Friday, September 1st. I would be grateful if everyone could take a moment to …

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Survey: Does Your Website Use a SSL Certificate?

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In advance of an article in the works, I want to gather a bit a reader data about your organization’s website. Specifically, which ones have SSL certificates installed and if so, is it only for payment gateway requirements. In English, SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is what allows a website to create a secure, encrypted connection which it then uses to transmit data. The most common use is connecting a website to …

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Adaptistration Jobs Is Now ArtsAdminJobs.com

Adaptistration Jobs is now Arts Admin Jobs

Since its launch in April 2011, Adaptation Jobs has steadily grown in traffic and content. That growth kicked into high gear in 2017 and that was a good sign that it was ready for the next big step in its development. To that end, Adaptistration Jobs Is Now ArtsAdminJobs.com! Moving everything to a new branded platform provides increased flexibility to reach beyond what have been the core of listings within the …

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Cultural Empathy Requires More Than Soundbites

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In the weeks and months following the Trump travel ban I received several email requests from composers that were along the lines of the following: “I’m looking for melodies from the seven countries affected by the Trump travel ban.” …or… “[I’d like to write] arrangements of tunes sung by refugees (or more broadly, folk tunes/other culturally significant tunes) from the countries affected by the executive order. I am wondering if you …

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