If You’re An Arts Org Executive, You’ll Want To Read This

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Make no mistake, it’s wonderful to see a staffer or manager nominate his/her executive; in fact, the panel ended up selecting two very deserving executives as recipients. Having said that, it was difficult not to feel somewhat dismayed when there wasn’t a single executive who felt compelled to nominate an employee’s creative and successful project. Ideally, the 2017 program will see a healthy mix of submissions but until then, I want …

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Pop Quiz: Which Gets More Funding?

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It should come as no surprise that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is rarely more than a blip on the national budget radar but it never hurts to keep things in perspective so as to help inspire action and reaffirm commitment for improvements. To that end, composer Rob Deemer posted an article on his Facebook wall that examines United States Foreign Assistance allocations for 2014. He juxtaposed some of …

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When You Absolutely, Positively, Shouldn’t Choose Just One

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There’s the right voting method, the wrong voting method, and the Electoral College. I kid, I’m a kidder. Seriously though, there’s more to voting methods than simple majority and when it comes to nonprofits, it pays to know your options. One of the most versatile options is Ranked Choice Voting, which allows voters to rank candidates/options by order of choice so that even if a first choice doesn’t win, their vote …

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Deadline Thursday

Stop fretting over the election and instead, redirect just a bit of that energy to making sure you don’t miss out. Adaptistration Jobs Featured Listing Sale Tomorrow is FOMO Friday for the 20 percent off sale at Adaptistration Jobs. Save $5 on Featured Listing upgrade up save $7 on the Featured Listing + Newsletter Highlight package. The new integrated payment gateway means you spend even less time submitting your listing and …

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A Sad Day


I was saddened to hear the news that former Chattanooga Symphony & Opera (CSO) executive director, Molly Sasse French, passed away the morning of Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Working with Molly was always a pleasure. She had an enormously generous spirit and was a quintessential host who never tired of filling the role of enthusiastic host for her community. When visiting Chattanooga for the first time, she was the one meet …

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