Learn How To Identify And Avoid One-Into-Many Syndrome

OIM Syndrome

There’s nothing quite like One Into Many syndrome, which is where you end up treating one (or a few) voices as representative of your broader audience. Just about every orchestra department has its own version of One Into Many syndrome. Artistic planning and box office reps encounter squeaky wheels from the core audience while marketing and development departments sometimes encounter them in the form of overly involved board members. The good …

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Keeping My Smile At The Ready: Upcoming Conference Appearances

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I’m very happy to announce two upcoming conference appearances in March and April 2018. Although spring seems so far away, it will sneak right up on you so start making travel plans now. 69th Annual SETC Convention: March 7-11, 2018; Mobile, AL 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference: April 11 – 13, 2018; New Orleans, LA The Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) is the nonprofit sector’s signature technology event. More than 2,000 of the …

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How The GOP’s Proposed Tax Plan Will Hurt Nonprofit Giving

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Last week, the Republican controlled congress released details on proposed changes to the US tax code that would usher in sweeping changes, most of which are not good news for nonprofits. Here’s a breakdown of what you need to keep an eye on. Charitable Deduction Limits Plus Added Complexity The Republican’s bill is perhaps best described as giving with one hand while taking away with several others. On one hand the …

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Adaptistration Turns 14

Today marks Adaptistration’s 14th anniversary and to help mark the occasion, let’s look at the year’s highlights. Audience New readers increased by 1.8 percent. Overall traffic was down, but that’s not a surprise given the previous year’s record setting traffic from the 2016 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Music Directors After filtering out that article’s traffic, the overall difference was a fraction of a percent. Readers by age groups: 25-34: 22.50 percent of …

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#TBT Back To The Future In Columbus

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The 10/24/17 edition of the Columbus Dispatch included an article by Ken Gordon that reports the Columbus Symphony Orchestra (CSO) hired an executive director. What makes this hire a bit different is the CSO has been sharing an executive director with the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) for close to a decade. Long story short, after a series of financial and institutional retrenchments, the CSO board decided to outsource …

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