You Can Now Pick Up Your Very Own Arts Admin Merit Badges

In response to the enormously positive feedback and requests asking where you can pick up actual Arts Admin Merit Badges, we decided to make them available for order. Expected shipping for Round 1 is Monday, Nov 11 and if they sell out of most by the end of November, rest assured Round 2 will be a much larger order to accommodate holiday gift giving (because who wouldn’t love to get a set!?!). Round 1 includes 17 different badges that you can mix and match at any quantity. Each badge is a 3″ diameter made from a … Read more

Arts Admin Merit Badges

Any arts administrator worth their salt should be able to sell a ticket, plan an invasion, make brunch, conn a ship, design a brochure, write a sonnet, balance the books, build a wall, carry a tune, comfort the board, take orders, give orders, ignore orders, implement orders, act alone, be a team player, solve equations, analyze data, give an elevator pitch, program a computer, herd cats, and look fabulous doing it.* Specialization is for suckers. So why not show off all those skills with arts admin merit badges? Update: thanks to the … Read more

A Guide To Better Donor Communications

I recently wrote a bit of a rant on Medium about the need to be more insightful in terms of how we communicate with our donors. This led me to think about the tactical side of that and how that would be implemented in a communications campaign. We tend to start with a patron’s donor level in creating messaging for an appeal. Whilst the amount of a gift is important information, so is the level of engagement with your organization. Each target group will respond to different messaging and knowing what each … Read more

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