Manage Virtual Teams Remotely

If you are a freelancer and/or part of a virtual team, may be helpful for you and your team to stay on track! I was introduced to Producteev, a free online project management platform, when I commissioned a major website and rebrand for the Golandsky Institute. We had hired a web developer in Tennessee, but we are based in New York/Philadelphia. Instead of countless emails getting opened/misplaced/lost, Producteev allows all team members to input info, attach documents and photos, assign tasks to specific people, and check items off the list. A very … Read more

I Dont Always Volunteer

The Value of A Volunteer

It can be quite difficult to determine what sort of value you should place on a volunteer’s time. Yet, it can be very important because grantors often look for in-kind community support of arts organizations. The Independent Sector has calculated this number to be a national average of $22.55 and breakdown the value specifically state by state. Washington D.C. took top prize in 2013 with $38.69. Calculating this number is not only important for grants and other financial reports, but also helping your organization recognize the full value of a volunteer’s assistance. … Read more

App Badges

The Case for Subscribed Google Calendars and Your Team’s Devices

I have a confession: I really don’t like app badges. If I see a badge on an app’s icon, I feel a strong need to respond or reply or act on that notification. To me, a clean screen of unadorned app icons is a beautiful thing, it gives me a sense of accomplishment. Working to see no badges is part if my daily workflow, it motivates me to reply to an email from a community partner or a co-worker. I could of course, hide all application badges, or turn off notifications altogether, but that … Read more