Using Data to Make Your Website Better...Stronger...FASTER

Using Data to Make Your Website Better…Stronger…FASTER

Recently, fellow ArtsHacker, Ceci Dadisman, and I enjoyed giving a presentation to attendees of the Institute of Outdoor Theatre 2016 conference on how to use Google Analytics (GA) to make data-driven improvements to website content and layouts. The session was a huge hit and unlike our other GA oriented sessions over the past year (NAMPC2015 and ArtsMidwest2016), this one focused more on using out-of-the-box GA features, which made the material more readily usable for professionals just getting into GA. Simply put, if GA seems new and a little scary, this is exactly … Read more

volunteer management

Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Volunteer?

One of the best hats that I get to wear is that of “Volunteer Coordinator.” My organization works with about 60 different volunteers during our concert season, another 100 who volunteer for our annual special event fundraiser, and another 30 who volunteer to serve year-round on our board of directors. ArtsHacker authors have published several great posts that deal with a variety of volunteer issues. But an article that came across my newsfeed recently, made me pause and think about my work with volunteers. The title alone is thought provoking: Volunteer Management: Are We … Read more

How And Why Arts Managers Change Jobs

How And Why Arts Managers Change Jobs

It should come as no surprise to learn that attrition rates for arts managers are high but does that mean those moving to new jobs find what they’re looking for? That’s exactly what we wanted to find out via a survey from last August. We wanted to learn more about what influenced the decision to change jobs and that’s exactly what happened; here is what we uncovered. Demographics The survey produced just under 200 responses, most which fell into the 25-34 age group. 25-34: 57%35-44: 8%45-54: 26%55-64: 9% Top Five Reasons Arts ... Read more

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