If Anyone Finds A Workday On The Floor, It’s Mine

The best thing about national holidays is the worst thing about national holidays: many of us can take the day off. But when you get to the end of the shortened work week, it always feels like you’re a little behind.

Adaptistration People 155And that’s precisely where I’m at today wondering how on earth Friday snuck up so quickly. It’s not a complaint inasmuch as a realization fueled by how easy it is to get lost in some really good projects, two of which included new website launches.

One is the site referenced in a post from the beginning of August that included a new feature we designed to make it easier for patrons to identify accessible performances. Now that the site is up and running, I’m happy to point you to Victory Gardens’ new website, https://victorygardens.org/, where you can see all of that code in action.

There’s plenty more going on at the site and we should have their new user portfolio with project overview up soon at  https://ventureindustriesonline.com/venture-user-portfolio/.

We also launched a new site for Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte (ATC), https://atcharlotte.org/, a company with a tremendous amount of personality and appeal. The end result produced a site that not only captures their character, but provides the organization with vastly improved user experience that makes it easier for site visitors to find evert information and purchase tickets.

We have six more projects currently in development plus a massive new offering coming in Q1, 2020 that we expect to shake things up. More on that at a later date.

In the meantime, if you find an extra workday, please send it my way!

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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