Common Points of Confusion Between the Accounting and Development Teams

As our organizations grow, the number of donations and the number of financial transactions grow along with it. On top of that, the accounting function, if it hasn’t already, likely will move from cash basis to the more complex accrual basis. This growth leads to the need for specialization among staff and often a separation of the gift processing and bookkeeping functions. It is very appropriate and desirable for internal control purposes to have separate …

When A Ballet Master Goes Viral

If you’re active on any social media platform, you’ve probably seen this TikTok of ballet master Tomas Karlborg from Staatsballett Berlin. This is not a new video — it is from World Ballet Day 2021 — but it was recently posted on TikTok. (If you’re a ballet nerd like me and would like to watch the entire class, you can do so here.) However, it is a great behind-the-scenes video of company class and a ballet master being …

ALERT: Google Domains Shutting Down And Selling To Squarespace

On June 15, 2023 Google unexpectedly announced they sold Google Domains to Squarespace. Not only did this come as a shock to the online provider community, but it comes as especially bad news for nonprofits. Must-Have Details Any domain names you or your organization have registered at Google will be transferred to Squarespace. The timeline has not been defined but information from Google indicates it will be as soon as Q3 2023 to Q1 2024. …

AI For Arts Marketing

You’ve almost certainly heard of AI by now and the myriad tools available (free and paid) that can help do everything from writing emails to chatting with website visitors. You may have even tried out some of them like ChatGPT. I’m always interested in how technology can help us run better marketing campaigns, so I’ve been testing and cataloging some of the options that are available. This first post in a series of three is …