How Socially Responsible Spending is Replacing Traditional Philanthropy

You would be hard pressed to find any person who has visited a grocery store or movie theater that has not been asked to donate an additional dollar for charity on top of their purchase.  It’s become a widely accepted, near expected, practice in contemporary consumer culture.  Capitalizing on existing buyer behavior is not just easy- it’s smart.  However, the model has advanced far beyond adding a few dollars onto a popcorn purchase at the cinema.  It has emerged as a way for organizations to capture financially strapped young donors, and generate creative revenue streams as traditional philanthropic avenues face increased competition.

What's On Your Phone, Paolo Mastrangelo?

Contributor Nora Fleury speaks with Paolo Mastrangelo, Senior Web Content Developer at 92nd Street Y, to find out about the mobile apps he uses.  Read the full interview here.

#TBT: Highlighting New Media Art

While technology and art combine frequently to facilitate the practices of arts managers, they are simultaneously blending to create a whole new artform--new media art.  All bets are off with this medium, as an array of tools, approaches and capabilities make it impossible to label as either visual or performance; in many cases, the art goes even farther and provides a social benefit to those who experience it.  This week’s TBT provides managers with a roundup of the research we’ve done so far to start piecing together a picture of what new media art means for the future of management in all types of arts venues and forums.

2015 Ticketing Software Survey Release

The AMT Lab researchers and editorial staff are proud to announce the release of the 2015 Ticketing Software Survey.  After 3 surveys across 6 years, the research team is happy to announce that ticketing software systems are meeting most of the needs faced by arts institutions. Yet there are significant differences in feature use and perceived importance when analyzed across budget size, geographic area or discipline.  In addition to deep analysis of the data, the report includes an appendix of every question and the raw data. Vendors and institutions will find this report useful for future decision-making and grant writing.


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