Get Ready for New Wage Rules

Get Ready For New Wage Rules

In March 2014, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum directing the Department of Labor to update the minimum wage and overtime standards. This isn’t exactly Scandal material, but is something that has the potential to affect nearly five million white collar workers, many in nonprofit organizations, especially arts organizations. As the regulations stand right now, workers must earn $23,660 per year or more to be considered exempt, meaning that once they work more than 40 hours in a week, they do not receive overtime pay. Exemption is also determined by fulfilling three different tests; … Read more

Creating An Effective Non-Responder Strategy For MailChimp

Creating An Effective Non-Responder Strategy For MailChimp

One of the most frustrating and expensive problems arts managers deal with is email subscriber inactivity and no matter how hard you work to avoid it, just as sure as the sun will rise in the morning, your email lists will have inactive users, commonly referred to as non-responders. In the most extreme situations, arts managers hold onto these addresses due to a misplaced belief that the more addresses in your lists, the better; add to that, the thought of going through subscribers one-by-one to weed out non-responders is enough to make … Read more

How To Use IFTTT To Amp Up Your Social Media

If you’ve never used IFTTT (If This Then That), you should definitely take a look at this FREE resource! In a nutshell, IFTT allows you to set up “recipes” that run in the background and connect sites and apps together to create useful processes.  These recipes can really help to amp up your social media game and save valuable time. Here is an example of one of my favorite recipes: What this means is that when I post a photo to Palm Beach Opera’s Instagram account, it automatically saves it to a … Read more

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