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Documenting the Updates and Ch..Ch..Changes in the Google Grant Program

January 17, 2018

If your organization has a Google Grant account, you may have noticed that 2017 was a year of significant change for the program. Particularly towards the end of the year, it felt like every few weeks Google was releasing a major update to its AdWords policies. As a result, it became much more challenging to spend through your allotted budget. In 2018 there are already several key changes underway. It’s a lot to wrap your head around but don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.

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Cyber Week Lessons

January 8, 2018

It’s January—time to break in those new hats and scarves, pick out a fresh calendar for the office, and get organized for the year ahead. Before we plunge into all 2018 has in store, we’re dusting the holiday cookie crumbs off the files on our desks, pouring a cup of coffee, and looking back at that blur of a week that covered Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday (remember that week?...when your inbox practically burst into flames?).

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Downloading about Diversity

December 13, 2017

The Census tells us that, by 2050, Latin Americans will make up the majority of the United States population, and in 2015, they made up almost 20%. On the flip side, the National Endowment of the Arts survey in 2015 showed that 80% of arts patrons will continue to be white in the years to come. The disconnect between the advancement of the arts and the advancement of the world around us is painfully evident. Not just in racial issues, but in gender equality issues as well. As an industry, we pride ourselves on our forward thinking, and yet, Artnet News asked 20 women if the arts world was biased. Their responses included:

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Ask the Industry: Handling Negative Social Media Comments

December 7, 2017

One thing we love about working with the arts community is the field’s willingness to share successes, challenges, and learnings. Most often, this happens at conferences. Instead of only connecting at sporadic events throughout the year, we decided to create a year-round forum where we can learn from practitioners. This forum will provide insight into commonly asked questions and give an opportunity to share learnings and best practices. Enter: Ask the Industry.

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Greater Than: Lessons Learned in 2017

December 4, 2017

The end of the year is a contemplative time for me. While 2017 was a tough year in the broader context, it was a year of immense growth for me personally and professionally.

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You've Got (Anticipated, Personal, Relevant) Mail

November 29, 2017

Happy National Electronic Greetings Day! While e-cards may be going the way of the telegram (remember those? yeah, me neither…), today is still a great reminder that we all enjoy being on the receiving end of a cheery “hello”, “happy birthday” or “just for laughs” greeting!

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Hi, CI! Mike Zdeb, Digital Marketing Analyst

November 21, 2017

Hi, CI! is our monthly series featuring the best team we know - the Capacity Interactive team! You will learn more about the people who help arts organizations market smarter. This month, we're featuring one of our Analysts who is a talented musician, an Excel nerd, and brings his creativity and love of teaching to the CI office every day. 

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Interactive CTA Generator for Arts Marketers 2.0: Find Your Perfect CTA

November 16, 2017

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Beyond the Hashtag: #GivingTuesday

November 9, 2017

It’s November. That means brisk weather and crunchy leaves underfoot. Your mind turns to Thanksgiving and you start to panic. Not about the perfect green bean casserole but about #GivingTuesday - one of the most anxiety-inducing hashtags out there.

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What I Learned Curating Talks by Cultural Leaders

October 18, 2017

It’s a simple concept, and anyone familiar with the Tessitura Software origin story will recognize “Know to whom you are speaking” as a key design goal back in 1999 when the product was first innovated as an enterprise-wide, unified-CRM solution for non-profit arts organizations. Back then, it was more about solving problems like making sure that subscribers, who were also major donors, did not receive a generic request for a $50 donation with their subscription renewals.

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