Shuttered Venue Clarity, Part 3

It is SVOG WEBINAR DAY!!! I’ll be publishing a wrap-up of the webinar tomorrow but wanted to get this next post up today. I’m assuming you’ve already checked out Part 1 and Part 2 of this series but if not, it might be helpful! Today we’re going to look at how and when you can […]

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Shuttered Venue Clarity, Part 2

We talked a bit about the parameters of the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant (SVOG) in Part 1 and hopefully you’ve read the SBA’s latest FAQs, so let’s dig into the application and support materials now. For the purposes of this series I’ll be talking to the live venue operators among you. Museums, motion picture theatre […]

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Shuttered Venue Clarity, Part 1

There has been a lot of writing and webinars on the SBA’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG). No wonder, offer a grant equal to 45% of an organization’s gross earned revenue and folks will pay attention. However, when you combine the biggest grant program the SBA has been tasked to administer, a reduced SBA staff […]

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Please Apply

At the end of last week, I received a letter from the Black Theatre Commons encouraging the American Shakespeare Center, our search consultant, and search committee to assemble a diverse and qualified slate of candidates for our next Artistic Director.  The letter listed two names: David D. Mitchell, project manager, and JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell, project manager, […]

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Retreating, Year 2: the rhythm of solitude

This week, my second annual personal retreat, has been one of contemplation and discovery. I discovered it only took me one full day to let go of the need to check for texts and phone calls were consider  opening my email (vast improvement over last year).  By Tuesday morning I (mostly) let go of the […]

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Hire for Human Connection: Lessons from Trader Joe’s

I recently read this post about one woman’s emotional connection to the guys who work at Trader Joe’s.  Yes, the end made me cry, but the piece also reminded me of all the reasons I love Trader Joe’s.  Sure, they have good gluten-free spaghetti for 80% less than Kroger, but it is more than that.  Much […]

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