New Research Into Nonprofit Staff Compensation

There’s an excellent article in the 6/12/2019 edition of fastcampny.com by Ben Paynter that examines two recent studies on nonprofit staff compensation. Spoiler alert: both studies uncovered ample evidence that compensation is a strong pain point among most employees. We conducted our own bit of reader research back in 2016 on how and why arts admins change jobs and sure enough, compensation was tied for the most common reason. How And Why Arts Managers Change Jobs But one metric that has consistently eluded the field is the rate of change between staff … Read more

Briefly–Still Working At It After 400+ Years

Around 1600 Shakespeare wrote about brevity being the soul of wit in Hamlet. Roughly 400 years later,  phone text messaging and Twitter limited us to the number of characters one could post. The fact that Twitter has expanded their character limit and most phone messaging software either provide capacious limits or automatically parse messages across multiple texts it something of a testament to our inability to briefly encapsulate our meaning. Yet there is a growing need to do so, whether it be mission statements, grant proposals, elevator pitches or show descriptions. People … Read more

How To Find Your Personal Brand Archetype

Archetypes are the foundational piece to communication—how you position yourself in the public’s eye. However, many do not know why they are so important, how to utilize them, or even what they really are. In this video, I give a brief overview of archetypes and how you can best use yours to grow your presence and business. What is an archetype? It is very simple: an archetype is a universal symbol depicting characteristics in someone. Every person identifies with a certain archetype or two, including: the Boss, the Enigma, the Best Friend, … Read more

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