Bid Solicitation Process Master It To Ignore It

Bid Solicitation Process: Master It To Ignore It

When you are engaging in a significant construction or renovation project, you are going to want to solicit competing bids for the work that needs to be done. Many blueprint companies can help you handle the bid solicitation process by hosting your plans and solicitation documents on their website. There are a number of reasons why you wouldn’t want to handle this phase of the process yourself. First of all, your staff would be faced with having to answer all requests for the bid materials and delivering them to the various parties … Read more

STOP Opening Attachments From Strangers

STOP Opening Attachments From Strangers! (And Other Hacking Prevention Tips)

The Ohio Arts Council recently presented a webinar titled “Don’t Get Hacked,” aimed at providing tips, practices, and tools that will reduce vulnerability to data theft. The presenter Ted Hattemer started out with common advice about upgrading from vulnerable operating systems like Windows Vista and XP and using anti-virus/malware software. You Are The Weakest Link Often though it is human beings that are weak link in the security chain, employing poor discipline like opening email attachments from unknown sources, visiting phishing sites, using weak passwords or the same passwords in multiple places, … Read more

Emergency Preparation Mentor Rides Into Town

Emergency Preparation Mentor Rides Into Town

Recently there was a new addition to the list of emergency preparation resources available to performing arts organizations. We have previously discussed ArtsReady which was created after Hurricane Katrina.  In January 2017 Performing Arts Readiness (PAR) was formed as a service of Lyrasis. ArtsReady is among the groups which are partnering and supporting Performing Arts Readiness, but the latter offers some resources you won’t currently find with ArtsReady.  They have a series of webinars on topics like disaster preparation and planning, cybersecurity and crisis communication. They are also offering grants supporting the … Read more

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