Your Guide To Great Community Project Guides

Your Guide To Great Community Project Guides

If you have been inspired by all the great community projects you see different arts groups doing and dream of doing something similar, but don’t know where to start, Minnesota based Springboard for the Arts has you covered with their Creative Exchange site. In particular, the Toolkit section of the site has guides written by the creators of various projects from across the country to help you do what they did.  All of the toolkits are free, though some have fees for additional materials and services like DVD videos and consultations. The … Read more

Become A Microsoft Office Master

Become A Microsoft Office Master

Let’s all pause for a moment to consider the great equalizer at your organization: Microsoft Office. Whether you love to hate Outlook for messing up your calendar when you attend a conference in another time zone, or just plain love creating complicated Excel formulas, MS Office is pretty much ubiquitous in daily work, so you might as well get the most out of it. And considering it’s been around for over 25 years, there might just be some new features you don’t yet know about. Back in April Lifehacker featured Microsoft Office … Read more

Get Ready for New Wage Rules

UPDATE: Get Ready for New Wage Rules

In October, 2015, I wrote an ArtsHacker article about new proposed overtime limits and wage rules.  In May, 2016, the Department of Labor released the finalized rules which will go into effect on December 1, 2016.  Since these new rules have the potential to affect millions of employees, particularly those who work in arts nonprofits, it’s important to take a look at them. 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 … Read more

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