Let’s Talk About TikTok

Ok folks, let’s talk about arts organizations on TikTok. In the past few months, I’ve noticed more and more establishing a presence and totally rocking it! I’ve been in the industry for the advent of nearly all the major social media platforms (and some not so major, and even more now-defunct) and I think that TikTok has the most distinctive style and voice right from the very start. There is no potential to simply repeat content from other channels here — TikTok content must be created specifically for use on the platform. … Read more

Keeping Your Books Audit Ready

For arts managers outside the finance team, the idea of an audit may seem either terrifying or mundane. Even some inside the finance teams, of organizations of all sizes, the annual external audit process can consume a significant portion of staff time and mental energy for several months of the year. The external audit process results in a document known as the audited financial statements, which provides a professional opinion that the organization’s accounting records are clear of misstatement. Institutional funders, charity watchdog agencies, and other entities look to this document for … Read more

Using The Fitts’s Law To Become A Better Manager

This series is designed to help those working in the arts and culture sector apply user experience (UX) best practices to daily content management tasks. Using Jon Yablonski’s collection at LawsOfUX.com that gathers best practices designers consider when building user interfaces, today’s installment will focus on Fitts’s Law: the time to acquire a target is a function of the distance to and size of the target. Fitts’s Law Per lawsofux.com/fittss-law, here’s how the Fitt’s Law is defined: The time to acquire a target is a function of the distance to and size of the target. Touch … Read more