Paycheck Protection Program Introduces Exclusive Period For Smaller Businesses

President Biden announced that through Tuesday March 9, 2021 the Small Business Administration (SBA) will exclusively accept applications for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans from businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees. During the 14-day exclusive period, financial institutions are still allowed take and review applications from all size small businesses, but they will not submit new applications to the SBA for businesses with 20 or more employees until Wednesday …

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Happy 17th Anniversary Butts In The Seats!

This week marks the 17th anniversary of Joe Patti’s Butts In The Seats; Musings on Practical Solutions For Arts Management. 2020 was a stellar year for posts. He’s provided some of the timeliest content related to handling COIVD without losing focus on the bigger picture. Not only is Joe one of the most consistently engaging culture bloggers around, but he’s also one of the most prolific. If his blog is new to …

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Donor Cultivation Tracking Software Results

Thanks to everyone who submitted a response to last week’s survey on the pros and cons of donor cultivation tracking software. The results were interesting in that they were weighted in the opposite direction from what I tend to hear from development professionals when talking to them. Do you use donor cultivation tracking software that is part of your organization’s CRM (Customer Relationship Management platform)? Respondents that indicated they didn’t use …

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Here’s A Great Idea For Connecting To Your Community

If you’re looking for a way to connect with your audience that also demonstrates your organization’s commitment to the community, consider having musicians perform at vaccination centers. I’ve seen a few groups talking about this idea and with proper planning, it has the potential for becoming a real win-win scenario. Connecting health and wellness to classical music is something groups have been exploring over the pandemic and this idea dovetails nicely …

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Give Your Dreams Wings To Fly

In addition to lining up guests and topics, I managed to complete a proper promotional video for the podcast’s YouTube channel. Thanks to everyone who took the time last week to submit ideas, there are some great suggestions and the good news is the idea box never closes!