Creating Concert Programs Doesn’t Need To Be A Pain

If you’ve ever been responsible for creating a concert program in Microsoft Word, you probably know how tricky it is to align everything in a way that conforms with traditional program layouts. The harder you try; the more elusive alignment becomes but you can’t figure out why. Here’s a tip to know when things start snowballing toward word processor hell: you’re using a lot of consecutive spaces. Fear not! There is …

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So Many Broken Links

Something I see a number of my Venture users running into as of late is a larger than normal number of links at their website that generate 404 errors. This isn’t surprising as the pandemic forced most organizations into a position where they had to remove quite a few event and static content pages. The more you remove, the more likely an errant internal link pointing to the missing page shows …

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Is Your Group At A Point Where Your Board Is Ready For Committees?

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When Eric Rubio reached out with an idea about a guest author post for ArtsHacker my first thought was “what a great topic, I wish I thought of that.” It focuses on the point in an organization’s evolution where a board will begin to operate more efficiently with a standing committee structure. Drawing from recent experience, Rubio put together an outline that covers when it’s time to form committees, obtaining a …

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If You’re A G Suite User, Google Voice May Be The Solution To Your Remote Workforce Telephone Problems

Among the myriad of operations-oriented problems orchestras are facing are how to handle telephone connectivity for office staff that now work remotely. Sure, you can forward calls but there may be a much better option at your fingertips in the form of Google Voice. If your organization already has a G Suite for Nonprofits account, then you already have the infrastructure needed to roll out a phone solution that not only …

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You Want Me To Do What With My Data?

I was all kinds of excited to see the latest post from Joe Patti at ArtsHacker. The title alone triggers one of my biggest pet peeves: Yes, Data Driven Decision Making. But What Data Is Important?. It’s exactly the right question and at the core of a conference session I present on this very topic. Seeing the reference to vanity data was especially nice. The most valuable data for an organization …

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