#TBT Speaking Of Digital Policies

Yesterday’s post on ransomware attacks is a good reminder that you should check your website policies to make sure those digital ducks are in a row. Another consideration is if your group has embraced online streaming as a revenue stream, you almost certainly need to update existing policies to cover digital products. Fortunately, all of those items are covered in an article I wrote for ArtsHacker a few years ago. All …

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Trial And Error Is Not A Good Approach To Website Navigation UX

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When it comes to designing your website navigation menu, you’ll eventually need to make one critical choice in the form of deciding whether to make the top-level navigation menu items clickable or to trigger a hover-and-expand function to show sub-menu items. Fortunately, there’s one quick and easy sure-fire rule you can use to get moving in the right direction. To that end, I published an article at ArtsHacker that provides some …

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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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