Tired Of Clunky Looking Donor Lists?

One of the most common frustration points I encounter with Venture users is how to deal with exceptionally long donor lists so they look good on their website. For groups with enough of a budget, we can handle all of that for them, but for everyone else, the pain points emerge when finding a solution that looks good but doesn’t require more time than it takes to organize them in a simple bullet list.

Fortunately, there’s a bit of CSS magic you can use that will accomplish the following:

  1. Turn the default single column list into as many columns as you want.
  2. Be smart enough to know when to insert each break so items are evenly divided between columns.
  3. Remove the default bullet point and/or list number along with removing the left indentation.
  4. Allow you to change the number of columns shown on desktop, tablet, and mobile phone devices.

Even if you’re a CSS novice, you’ll likely be able to get something of value out of this, even if it’s nothing more than pointing it out to your current web developer and asking if they can implement it at your site.

I published an article yesterday at ArtsHacker.com with everything you need.

Turn Lists Into Columns With A Little CSS Magic

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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