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Program Notes: Millennials, Audience Engagement, & the Future of Nonprofit Orchestra with Alek Peugh of the Idaho Falls Symphony Orchestra

Welcome to the Program Notes Series! This is the first in what I hope will become a regular series I’m calling ‘Program Notes’, wherein I talk with leaders in the arts and culture nonprofit world to discuss pressing issues, current events, and best practices. For the first edition of ‘Program Notes’, I spoke with Alek Peugh,…

Is your arts nonprofit struggling to get social media engagement?

One of the most common things I hear from clients and readers is that they struggle to get consistent engagement with their followers on social media. Many of them even have substantial numbers of followers, but for whatever reason, those followers aren’t liking, sharing, or commenting on any of the organization’s posts.  It’s a pickle…

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How to Create a Smart Responsive Marketing Strategy for Arts & Culture Nonprofits

Responsive marketing has been around for a while now, but if you’ve never heard that term before, don’t feel bad. It’s not something that gets talked about a lot in the nonprofit sector. Which is a shame, because it could really boost engagement with nonprofit patrons and donors and who doesn’t need a little more…

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3 Ways Your Outdated Website is Hurting Your Nonprofit

Today, most organizations in both the nonprofit and for-profit worlds have websites (and if you don’t, stop reading this article and for the love of all that’s holy, contact a web developer!). That’s great because it’s how the majority of Americans get our information.   Gone are the days when the telephone book reigned supreme…

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Say No to Website Builders: 3 Reasons Not to Use Wix, Weebly, or Squarespace for your Nonprofit Website

Everyday I talk with nonprofits and individuals who needed to build their own website and decided to use a website builder like Wix, Weebly, or Squarespace. And although I totally understand their reasons for doing so, every time I have this conversation I have to stifle my frustration because many people don’t understand the disservice…

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Content Marketing for Arts Nonprofit – 5 Reasons to Start Doing it Now

Most of you who’ve read this blog for a while know that I’m a big advocate for nonprofits learning the ins and outs of smart marketing. But all marketing strategies are not created equal, which is why I want to introduce you to Content Marketing. If you’ve never heard the term ‘Content Marketing’ before, let…

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3 Low & No-Cost Ways to Improve your Nonprofit Website’s Approach to Marketing & Fundraising

I love great websites. To me, they’re like their own art form. And it kinda hurts when you see amazing arts organizations with amazing missions missing out on opportunities to engage with patrons and donors through their website. Luckily, a lot of these missed opportunities are easy fixes.   With just a little knowledge and…