The Need for Technology Literacy

At the recent PatronManager Community Meeting, there was a roundtable discussion on technological literacy in the arts. Gene Carr wrote an excellent blog post for Patron Technolgy post-conference and offers a few additional insights into the need for arts managers to become more literate when it comes to technology. Here's a link to his excellent …

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Beyond the Numbers: Engaging Your Patrons Through Patron Journeys

The Opera America Conference rolls into St. Louis, Missouri 20 - 23 June. If you have never attended a conference this is a great one to attend. I have attended many over the years and each time come away engaged, inspired and energized. Marc Scorca and his team do an incredible job with each conference experience. …

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Dynamic Pricing: The Toolbox You Need for Extra Revenue – Part Two

In Part One we covered the philosophy of dynamic pricing and introduced some concepts and tools needed to use dynamic pricing in your organization. If you missed the first blog post you can click on this link: Dynamic Pricing: The Toolbox You Need for Extra Revenue - Part One. In this second part, we are …

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Dynamic Pricing: The Toolbox You Need for Extra Revenue – Part One

Let’s face it. Achieving your revenue goals is tough work- right? What if you could just add a little extra cost to each ticket transaction? Sounds like a reasonable idea? Now, I’m going to say something that may shock you. You should always be actively dynamic pricing your ticket inventory. Now, don’t run for exits. …

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Why Opera Doesn’t Suck: An Interview with Ned Canty

https://10tocurtain.podbean.com/mf/web/367hbe/Why_Opera_Doesn_t_Suck_-_Ned_Canty.mp3 In September Ned Canty, the General Director of Opera Memphis presented a talk at TedEx Memphis that got us all thinking about how our audiences approach opera. Now in his fifth year leading Opera Memphis, he and his team have a repertory based on 60% contemporary American Opera. He also began an innovative program to bring opera …

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With Much Uncertainty – Optimism?

The latest outlook report from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy has been published and the news of the moment is good over the next two years. Philanthropic growth is expected to grow by 3.6% in 2017 and $3.8% in 2018. All donor segments are expected to increase. Some of the key findings of the report …

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