Go Above And Beyond With Vyond

For most of us (nonprofits included), the thought of creating and editing a video, especially an animated video, is a daunting task that requires a ton of time and money. However, videos are a great tool to have in the promotional toolbox for fundraising, program advertising, and stakeholder engagement. They are fun, simple, and entertaining, resulting in a richer understanding of your program’s impact. Now that video generating tools are becoming more widespread, there are platforms, such as Vyond, that any nonprofit, no matter the size or budget, can utilize in order … 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

Press Kits: What Arts Orgs Actually Want

Press kits are easy, all it takes is making some photos and a pdf bio available then call it a day, right? Guess again. While that might be the bare minimum from days past, an effective artist press kit requires considerably more time and effort to craft. It isn’t unfair to say most arts marketers have anywhere from 5-20 minutes per event for compiling all the related artist information. That includes promo images, bios, and any program specific copy. Unfortunately, too many artists and/or their managers make those tasks so difficult, they … Read more

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