The Stupid Simple Way To Schedule Online Meetings

For the past few years, I’ve been using the online scheduling app Doodle to arrange meetings across a group of participants. Given that it wasn’t something that happened on a regular basis, I never took the time to look at other options. Then Covid-19 came along and some of Doodle’s pain points became more apparent. As a result, I started researching other options and the obvious choice became clear in short …

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Resources To Help Think Through Your Own Circumstances

My ArtsHacker colleague, Joe Patti, has been on point this last month with a series of resource articles covering a wide range of legal considerations for nonprofit performing arts organizations navigating Covid-19 topics. His most recent post, Meeting Your Legal Duty Of Care In Post-Covid Reopening, stuck me in that it included an excerpt from the Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide that stresses a point I’ve been espousing for years: it’s all …

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Independent Contractors Are Feeling The Squeeze

Along with tracking orchestra manager and musician employment rates here at Adaptistration, I’ve been running a similar survey at ArtsHacker. In addition to a much broader cross section of arts admins, it also measures the impact among independent contractors such as consultants, service providers, practitioners, etc. One fascinating detail to emerge is how much harder independent contractors are getting hit. For example, 20 percent of independent contractors indicated their existing contracts …

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Because I Refuse To Use Emojis As Punctuation, That’s Why.

I enjoyed a good laugh the other day with a colleague about her tendency to be misinterpreted via her written communication. Personally, I find it analytical and concise, but interpretation is far from a universal trait. If you’re like me and want to avoid succumbing to the evil that is using emojis in business communication, it pays to check the tone of your written communication. To that end, I’ve been using …

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How To Effectively Communicate COVID-19 Announcements Using WordPress

As COVID-19 cancellations continue to sweep through the field, I’ve been helping clients organize their messaging in a way that is not only efficient, but easy to manage and even easier to remove once business returns to normal. To that end, I published a special weekend edition article at ArtsHacker that provides step by step instructions on how to create a page inside WordPress that only shows posts from a dedicated …

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