“There is a difference in creating a musical market and a musical community.”

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If you’re a regular reader, you probably know that my wife, Holly Mulcahy, is the concertmaster of the Chattanooga Symphony. Since we live in Chicago, that tends to catch people off guard. Wait, you live in Chicago, but perform in Chattanooga…Chattanooga, Tennessee, right? Musicians commuting long distances is nothing new but using the commute to build community around classical music is something Holly has mastered. She leverages her violin case to …

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#TBT Venture Event Manager Plugin Is Now Available At The WordPress Repository

Granted, today’s headline is definitely a current event and while having the plugin available at the WordPress repository is a big step, it did bring to mind the past seven years of progress with The Venture Platform that led to this latest development. It seems like it was only yesterday when the entire platform was just getting started: An Invitation To Be At The Forefront Of A Paradigm Shift We enjoyed …

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#TBT Area-51

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In light of this week’s earlier post mentioning my time in Doha, Qatar it seems fitting to highlight a few of the articles from that time. The first is from one of the more humbling experiences during the project in the form of realizing the limitations of only speaking a single language. If it weren’t for the enormously talented and efficient translating staff, I have no doubt that the project would …

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Doing RFPs The Right Way

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I’m at the  2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference today running a session alongside Ceci Dadisman designed to help nonprofit admins get their RFP on. And since this session is all about sharing inside info, that means you can find the slide deck online plus Ceci and I put together a special microsite that includes…wait for it…an interactive self-diagnosis questionnaire to help identify if a traditional RFP or a contemporary Project Evaluation is better …

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Well This Is Interesting

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The 4/9/18 edition of ArabNews.com published an article that reports a new agreement between Saudi Arabia and the Paris Opera “to help Saudi Arabia set up a national orchestra and an opera.” The article doesn’t provide many details other than mentioning “the Paris Opera company help the Kingdom produce its own classical music and shows.” Consequently, this will likely be more of a wait and see type of scenario. Having been in …

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