#18NTC Is Only Three Weeks Away!

The 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference (#18NTC) is right around the corner and if you haven’t registered yet, you’ll want to do that ASAP.

Adaptistration People 043I’ll be leading an #18NTC session on Wednesday, April 11 titled Everything Tech Providers Wished You Knew About Writing A RFP (Plus The Stuff They Want To Keep Secret).

  • When:Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • Time:3:30pm -5:00pm
  • Where:2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference, New Orleans

I’m particularly jazzed about this session because it offers an opportunity to dive into some of the really meaty content that doesn’t typically find its way into the usual arts and culture service org conference.

Having said that, the issue of sorting out a Request for Proposal (RFP) that intersects your organization’s website with your CRM, ticketing, and email marketing providers is crucial for maximizing revenue and online engagement.

If that weren’t enough, there’s the rapidly approaching end of net neutrality, which imparts an even greater sense of urgency when it comes to understanding how to get all of these moving parts working together as a well-oiled machine.


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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