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#TechToolTuesday: Easel.io

Let’s face it. Most of us don’t know how to code a website. Sure, it’d be great if everyone could code. But we’re not they’re yet, and frankly just because you can code, doesn’t make you a good web designer. So what happens when you hire a web designer to create a website for you? [...]

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#TechToolTuesday: ZenPayroll

Setting up a business can be complicated, and one of the more fussy parts of running a business is payroll. Keeping track of all of your employees’ wages, bonuses, tax withholding, and 401Ks is difficult enough as it is while making sure everyone gets paid on time. Traditionally, most businesses outsource these services to companies [...]

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#TechToolTuesday: Artwork Archive

As a visual artist, it can be difficult to balance both your time in the studio creating new work, and the time you spend corresponding with gallery owners, potential buyers, and art collectors. Keeping track of where your inventory is, how successful your pieces are selling, and where interested buyers are located can be a [...]

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#TechToolTuesday: Vine

Now that the humble, once-reviled animated Gif has been resurrected from the mass grave of internet that is Geocities, Social Media platforms have been quick to capitalize on the trend. Vine is Twitter’s new foray in micro-video sharing, enabling users to record, edit, and share short 6 second videos, often with hilarious results. While at [...]

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OkTECHberfest: 5 Tips for using Technology in Fundraising

Let’s start with a question. When asked to support a group or a cause, what is the first thing you do when deciding whether or not to donate? You’ll probably start by performing a Google search to find information about them. Now, let’s turn the tables and consider what most of your donors will do [...]

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OkTECHberfest: Tech Tools for the Arts part 1

It’s probably not much of a secret that we love technology. Since day 1, we’ve been leveraging custom-built technology to address the challenges facing the arts community. It’s one of the things that helped the organization to grow from a few hundred members back in the early aughts to over 29,000 members today. We love [...]

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Future Technology & Tactics for Social Change panel in NYC

IndieGoGo is hosting a panel on March 21st in NYC on Future Technology & Tactics for Social Change.  The technology space has seen a juggernaut of new tools and online experiences launched daily. Amidst the countless conversations, what tools are being made available to truly evoke change, if at all?  How do [...]

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More Arts Groups Sign On to Oppose SOPA/PIPA

Last week I told you why Fractured Atlas is opposing SOPA and PIPA, a pair of bills in Congress that claim to protect the rights of artists but would be both ineffective at that goal and damaging to the technical fabric of the internet. We were the first major arts organization to take this stand, [...]

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Dispatch from the Bay Area, Part I: Navigating the Velocity of Change

(originally posted at Createquity.com)
A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of representing Fractured Atlas at the Grantmakers in the Arts Conference, an annual gathering of funders that is otherwise closed to non-grantmakers. This year’s conference was in San Francisco and San Jose, and below is a summary of some of the more stimulating sessions [...]

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Is Your Arts Programming Usable?

(Cross-posted at the National Arts Marketing Project’s blog salon on ARTSBlog, taking place all this week.)
At Fractured Atlas, we’re in the process of rolling out a few new technology products that have been in the pipeline for the past year or so. One of these is Artful.ly, which is the hosted version of the ATHENA [...]

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