Off To Louisville for #SETC2020

Adaptistration People 168I’m off to Louisville, KY today for the 2020 Southeastern Theatre Conference (#SETC2020) convention. It’s going to be a quick trip but if you’re in the downtown area and would like to connect, feel free to reach out and we’ll see what can happen.

You can reach me via Facebook or send along your cell/text number.

If you’re at the conference, my session is Friday morning from 10:30am – 11:45am and I’ll be collecting RFPs in-person for the Nonprofit Bids launch next month.

I’ll also be handing out Arts Admin Merit Badges. It’s one of the best ways to get one free but you’ll have to come find me before I head back from Chicago on Saturday.

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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