Venue Security

One Crucial Item You Don’t Want To Forget About When Creating Bag Policies For Your Venue

When it comes to a performing arts venue’s security measures, it’s easy to see why there’s been a sharp uptick in concern over the past few years. I recall a session from the 2016 Arts Midwest Conference titled Venue Safety and Security: Protecting Public Assemblies in the 21st Century. There have been several similar sessions across the performing arts conference circuit and as a result, arts venues have been updating and refining their policies and procedures. Undoubtedly, we’re all better off as a result of these efforts but is there a point where … Read more

net neutrality

What You Can Do To Help Save Net Neutrality

As arts managers, we should all be very concerned about net neutrality, the series of FCC regulations that limit internet service providers, or ISPs (think Time Warner, Cox, Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, etc.) from restricting, or even blocking, content for pretty much any reason they see fit. Net neutrality managed to dodge a bullet in 2015 but the new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chair, Ajit Varadaraj Pai, would like to gut those rules and allow ISPs to charge users tiered fees for so-called “fast lane” traffic; those who pay get their content delivered … Read more

time to service your data

My Data Is So Fresh, So Clean

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post talking about how to keep your email list clean.  It got me thinking that we really need to keep ALL of our data clean.  Now that season is over for most of you, it is the perfect time to do a little data maintenance. Let’s all grab our tricorders and dive right in. 1. Go On A Data Cleanse List hygiene is so important and can actually save you money!  If you have a nonprofit indicia with the USPS, you already have to NCOA your … Read more