Advocacy Alert: Contact The White House About Establishing A National Vaccination Status Program

As we begin the new year, I want to encourage everyone to contact the White House and encourage the administration to advocate for a national vaccination status program that can be adopted at the state, local, and even institutional level. The omicron variant underscores the need for a secure and reliable system managed at the federal level that organizations and local governments can opt into. It needs to be user friendly and function as both a stand-alone verification solution and a platform performing arts venues can integrate into existing ticketing systems similar … Read more

Why “Click Here” & “This Link” Are Choices To Avoid For Web And Email Links

Way back in 2016, ArtsHacker Phil Paschke wrote an article about why you want to begin moving away from using phrases like “click here” in web and digital marketing copy. Fast forward five years and it’s still an issue at a lot of sites but the stakes are a good bit higher now than in 2016. It isn’t difficult to find, common examples include “complete this form,” “click here for more information,” or “download our brochure with this link” where the underlined words are linked to the URL target. While those may feel natural, the sooner … Read more

GoDaddy’s Managed WordPress Data Breach And What You Should Do If It Impacts Your Organization

On November 22, 2021, GoDaddy informed the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of a security breach for 1.2 million users on its managed WordPress servers. According to the report, the breach impacted users as far back as September 6, 2021. Let’s review what that means and what your organization should do if you utilize GoDaddy’s hosted WordPress management. Confirm Whether You Use The Service If your org uses WordPress, that doesn’t mean it is part of the data breach. The breach only impacts organizations and individuals that use GoDaddy’s managed hosting solutions … Read more

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