Resources to Guide Arts and Cultural Organizations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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As an arts and cultural organization, you are among the most trusted sources of information in today’s world. Along with providing frequent communication, leaders of arts and cultural organizations should be transparent about how this is affecting their organization.

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The Art of Getting ReTweeted


Is there an art to getting ReTweeted on Twitter? This suggests that headline based Tweets such as " Frogloop Launches Social Networking Calculator "--are more likely to go viral. Dan Zarrella says yes and has been studying the " Science of ReTweeting " for the past nine months. Zarrella analyzed five million tweets and 40 million retweets and compared the two, noting the time of day they were tweeted and ReTweeted, which words and url shorteners were used most often, and more.

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Art Brings People Together: Measuring the Power of Social Bridging

Museum 2.0

Earlier this fall, I read this headline: "Stanford study: Participation in a cultural activity may reduce prejudice." inclusion Museum of Art and History research social bridging Unusual Projects and Influences I eagerly read about a new social psychology research study in which whites, Asians, and Latinos engaged in a simple collaborative activity--making a music video together.

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The Art of Increasing Online Donations for Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

Many failed donation sites used too many banners, confusing headlines and muddled color schemes, all of which make it difficult for potential givers to even find the donation button. The post The Art of Increasing Online Donations for Nonprofits appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Kristen Gramigna is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub and the Chief Marketing Officer for BluePay, offering non-profit credit card processing solutions.

Examples of Abundance in the Arts: Ask A Conductor on Twitter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Marc van Bree and I were chatting about some of the collaborative arts marketing strategies that some arts organizations have experimented with on Twitter. Since there have been a few examples, I asked Marc if would write a post looking at some of these. How Abundance Can Connect Arts Organizations With Audiences by Marc van Bree.

Arts Suffering

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you read, in succession, headlines about how the harsh economy is impacting the arts around the country, it is extremely depressing news. This article from the SF Chronicle reports how even the large cultural and arts institutions, the "crown jewels of the Bay Area art scene," are hurting from dwindling donations, volatile endowment funds, cuts in government grants and smaller, choosier audiences. The arts have become a victim of the sour economy.

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A City and an Art Center Design the Future: Reflections on the Market Street Prototyping Festival

Museum 2.0

"The arts are future-making." I wrote this down when Deborah Cullinan said it at a meeting of arts leaders about a year ago. Deborah''s vision for the arts leading the way to stronger future inspired me. But I couldn''t fully imagine how a museum or an arts center could embody it. The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (which she directs) teamed up with the San Francisco Planning Department and the Knight Foundation to host the Market Street Prototyping Festival.

The Art of Less As More: Micro Content

Beth Kanter

The e-book also points out that headlines may be the most basic type of micro-content, and have been a part of print publications for decades – think newspaper headlines. Headlines are really tweets and more recently good headline writing is an essential skill for nonprofit marketers who embrace social a la “ the Upworthy headline.” The e-book covers examples of micro-content on different social media platforms and channels, pretty much the usual suspects.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Research Friday: "The Art of Data.

ASU Lodestar Center

Disclaimer Friday, March 4, 2011 Research Friday: "The Art of Data Interpretation" posted by Robert F. Research isnt just the science of collecting data, it is also the art of interpreting, within the context of all other available information, what that data actually mean. Consider the following: On the same day in the fall of 2007, two contradictory newspaper headlines accompanied high profile, front-page articles in both the East Valley Tribune and the Arizona Republic.

Bifurcated Life

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

And the only reason I heard about it was that the dial-up service that Ruth uses pushes headlines at her. I''m one of those people, you know, the people with a "country home." Of course, my primary home is a room in a collective house, and I share the cute, little "country house", but still. Right now, I feel like I''m living a bifurcated life. I spend most of my time in West Oakland.

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Bifurcated Life

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

And the only reason I heard about it was that the dial-up service that Ruth uses pushes headlines at her. I'm one of those people, you know, the people with a "country home." Of course, my primary home is a room in a collective house, and I share the cute, little "country house", but still. Right now, I feel like I'm living a bifurcated life. I spend most of my time in West Oakland.

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Free and open source tool #12: Miro

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #12: Miro February 26, 2008 Miro used to be called “Democracy Player&#. I get Democracy Now, ABC politics, the Webb Alert (a daily geek news headlines show,) Bill Moyers Journal, and lots of others.

Frackin’ Brilliant

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Frackin’ Brilliant June 17, 2008 That’s what I said to Tompkins Spann, of Convio, when he told me last week (after I duly signed the requisite NDA) that Convio was going into the donor database business by building an app on top of

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5 Design Techniques That Will Increase the Lifespan of Your Nonprofit’s Website

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Instead of trying to make sure the headline and first sentence of each post is the same length, the Assembly site chose to use a masonry-style grid, which de-emphasizes the length of text and visually balances the content by organizing the blocks vertically instead of horizontally.

Inside a Museum Website Redesign

Museum 2.0

When I started at The Museum of Art & History (MAH) in May, one of my priorities was redesigning our website. We are rebranding our museum in the community--not with marketing dollars, but with a singular message about being a thriving gathering place around art and history. A big image, big headline, large copy. If you look at the MAH homepage now, you will see: Clear, unchanging value proposition in the middle: "Your Place to Explore Art & History."

7 Reasons Why You Should Attend Nonprofit Summit

Saleforce Nonprofit

headlining our first-ever Nonprofit Summit. Mary Nemerov, Chief Philanthropy Officer, California Academy of Arts and Sciences. But we’re thrilled to announce a third Summit headliner: Amal Clooney.

Nonprofit Donor Newsletters | Print or Enews?

Pamela Grow

For instance, a headline like Helping Families in Need becomes: Helping Families Through Crisis. Producing a revenue-generating donor newsletter is both an art and a science. Recently one of our Grow Report subscribers wrote in: Hi, Pam.

The Year in Review: The Best Tech Stories of 2015

Byte Technology

Depending on the amount of pressure you put down on the screen, a host of options are at your disposal, including link previewing, a quick jump to your contact list and “live” photo taking that transforms boring old shots into works of art. Two amazing tech legends made headlines this year—one no longer with us and one still very much with us.

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Increase Open Rates and Click-Throughs with 5 Follow-up Email Techniques from Top Nonprofits


Which means you need to master the art of the follow-up email. The pig was featured throughout the email – header photo, headline and the clever subject line (“Make your honey happy as a pig in mud”). If you run your nonprofit’s email communication program you’re likely always thinking of ways to get better. You probably think about things like opens, clicks, conversions and unsubscribes. Wrapped up in all that is the issue of sending too many emails.

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofit Social Media Managers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Handwriting is quickly becoming a lost art form. Not only does a hand-written thank you note make a strong impression upon the receiver, but it also makes you a better social media manager because it’s a practice in creative arts – and as all we know, the best social media managers are creative artists.

Four Steps to Write the Right Content on your Nonprofit Blog

NonProfit Hub

Captivate with headlines. Headlines are another great way to split up your content. Each post is a little like a work of art—the more people like looking at it, the longer they’ll stay to admire it. Maintaining a blog is like running a marathon. You can’t just do it on a whim—you have to be in it for the long run, otherwise you won’t be rewarded. So how do you write the right content on your nonprofit blog?

Back to Blogging with a Roundup of Terrific Articles

Museum 2.0

In a useful post, Doug Borwick suggests that art is like baseball: declining in relevance. Doug offers analogies between the challenges faced by Major League Baseball and those of traditional arts institutions: a legacy practice that has gotten more commercial but not more connected to real people and real communities. ArtsFwd is hosting a national innovation summit for arts and culture October 20-23 in Denver. This is mostly just a really great headline.

17 Smart Ways To Protect Data At Your Nonprofit

Global Giving

With GDPR coming into effect in the European Union and privacy scandals making headlines, many nonprofit professionals are concerned about data protection. Social engineering is the art of manipulating people so they give up confidential information.

Meditations on Relevance, Part 1: Overview

Museum 2.0

Relevant information is ripped from the headlines, hot hot hot. Art therapy program for trauma victims? "We want our museum to be relevant." I've heard (and said) this many times. But what does it mean for a cultural institution to be relevant? To whom? Relevance is relative and relational. It's the extent to which a thing is connected to something that matters. In pop culture contexts, relevance is about currency. Now-ness.

Getting People Involved in Your Nonprofit’s Cause Online: The Good, The Bad and the Mediocre

NonProfit Hub

Include an eye-catching image, interesting headline, details on how this particular form of involvement helps and then the form. The following arts nonprofits have nice designs, engaging content and stronger than most calls-to-action on their landing pages which encourage involvement: (I used nonprofits within the same sector to better establish a comparable set of examples.). 2. California Arts Council. 1. Coeur d’Alene Art Association.

11NTC Round-Up: Your Posts, Highlights, and Take-aways


Last week, as I emerged from the post-conference haze of catching up on sleep and clearing my in-box, I started reading through blog posts from attendees and speakers. Then I couldn't stop! There are SO many posts to read that I figured I should round them all up in one place and share them. Hopefully, this means that all of the posts I haven't yet found will be added in the comments and we can all create a comprehensive list together. If I missed your blog post, I'm sorry!

14 Top Nonprofit Websites to Inspire Your Organization

DNL OmniMedia

Let’s walk through a selection of unique nonprofit websites that not only incorporate these elements but go above and beyond to impress visitors and inspire donations: Interlochen Center for the Arts. Top Nonprofit Website: Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Clearing the Air: 4 Myths That Shouldn’t Keep You From Moving Your HR to the Cloud

NonProfit Hub

You’ve seen the headlines and heard the stories about online data breaches, so now you’re worried that your business data could be hacked. Most software providers use state-of-the-art security features to keep your data safe, but it’s important that you know which security features to look for. Sponsored by HRdirect. As a nonprofit professional, you may want (or need) to spend more time and resources on fundraising , outreach and other programs.

Data in the Museum: Experimenting on People or Improving Their Experience?

Museum 2.0

Even as the reporters acknowledge that museums are trying to better understand and serve their visitors, there''s a hint of menace in headlines like " The Art is Watching You. " Every few months, a major news outlet does an "expose" about data collection on museum visitors. These articles tend to portray museums as Big Brother, aggressively tracking visitors'' actions and interests across their visit.

Crowdsourcing: Measuring the Impact of the Crowd in Funding and Doing

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Crowds create original works of knowledge or art. The Royal Opera used Twitter to crowdsource a new opera. The opera staff collected the suggestions and summarized them on their blog. Opera is not the only art form, there’s been crowdsourced choreography – Dance Theatre Workshop. And, a symphony orchestra, made headlines when they crowdsourced musician auditions for the Youtube Symphony orchestra. Crowdsourcing 101. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

Nine Digital Marketing Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn from charity: water

Beth Kanter

charity: water has truly mastered the art of getting people to form personal connections with their brand. Ideally it will appear in the headline on your homepage, but don’t stop there; follow charity: water´s lead and weave it into other parts of your site, your social media messages, blog posts and your explainer video. Get Creative With Your Copy, Especially in Your Headlines and CTAs. Image from Flickr by Xurble.

5 Examples of Non-Profits Using Cats…and a Dog in Content Strategy

Beth Kanter

The genre of cat videos has grown so much that the Walker Art Center initiated the Internet Cat Video Festival , curated by a “cat video curator.” ” This summer, it sparked news headlines worldwide, attracted a crowd of 10,000 people—some in costumes, others with feline companions, all cat lovers.

Philanthropic Leadership: Engaging Board Members As Fundraising Ambassadors


I’ve managed campaigns ranging from about $5 million to over a billion dollars in health care, education, arts and culture, and advocacy sectors. And the headline was that this $471 billion was a new record for charitable giving in the United States.

[VIDEO] The Early Bird Guide to Epic End of Year Fundraising


If you are ready to ride an epic wave of generosity with an airtight end-of-year fundraising strategy join our special guest Rachel Muir. Full Transcript: Steven: All right. Rachel, I got two o’clock Eastern. Is it okay if I go ahead and get this party started? Rachel: Absolutely. .

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How Facebook Changes Are Impacting Engagement on Brand Pages and What Nonprofits Should Do About It

Beth Kanter

The art of writing good teaser headlines is critical to getting more interaction. Measure Networked Nonprofit. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

Changing the World: TechSoup's Newest Global Partner

Tech Soup Blog

The country has been making global headlines in recent years, both for cross-border craziness as well as serious domestic concerns, including 2014 attempts by the Prime Minister to shut down Twitter prior to the election (in a country where nearly 20 percent of the population — equaling nearly 10 million users — has Twitter accounts). *In Are you sitting down?! We've got some exciting news.

Don’t Let Your Good Get in the Way of Being Great

Connection Cafe

of subject lines, spell out words like you vs. using text speak and say bye-bye to clip art. I know I’m being dramatic, but its #GivingTuesday and I did receive an email with ALL CAPS in the headline. This is year I’ve become obsessed with Jim Collin’s book Good to Great. I was hooked from the first sentence: Good is the enemy of great. It’s so true. It’s easy to be good, rest on our laurels and become complacent. But, to be great means you have to keep pushing.

The Power of the Pipe | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

You can filter items, and use Regular Expressions to manipulate things like the time, headline, and other data items to appear however you desire. Social Concious Design & The art of giving back">We the People: Social Concious Design & The art of giving back Blogging the AMA Conference privacy policy | sitemap copyright 2009, beaconfire consulting

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Happy Birthday, Wikipedia! | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

So happy seventh birthday, Wikipedia – may you continue on for another seven years to help us win trivia bets, laugh at Onion headlines , and edit our own entries to gloss over our flaws. Social Concious Design & The art of giving back">We the People: Social Concious Design & The art of giving back A Non-Techie Looks at Mechanical Turk Online Resources for Katrina Victims privacy policy | sitemap copyright 2009, beaconfire consulting

10 Fast Tips to Boost E-newsletter Performance - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


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