DALLAS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Best practices experts at three globally recognized cultural and arts institutions will share their secrets to success during the next installment of Tessitura’s Innovator Series, presented by The Tessitura Network, the leading provider of technology, services and knowledge sharing for arts and cultural organizations worldwide. A quarterly online educational platform, Tessitura’s Innovator Series provides forward-looking industry leaders with an opportunity to share their ideas, best practices, and discoveries in brief, content-rich, thought-provoking presentations.
“Reinforcing collaboration, openness, mutual respect, discovery, and inspiration is a core value for Tessitura Network”
Inspired by the demonstrated value of peer-to-peer knowledge sharing within the open community of Tessitura users, this webinar series, offered at no cost, was launched in May 2013. In addition, presentations are recorded and available to the public on the Tessitura Network YouTube™ channel to expand and extend the accessibility of these powerfully innovative ideas.
The third Innovator Series webinar is slated for October 23, 2013 at 12 pm EDT. Presenters and their topics include:
- David Pearce, strategic director (Business Performance) at the Wales Millennium Centre, will discuss “Leveraging Shared Business Services to Benefit Collaborating Arts Organizations.” The Wales Millennium Centre and its local arts partners are collaborating to share technologies and services in a creative response to tightening budgets, a tough financial climate for funding and the continual need to develop and deploy new business technologies. Learn how arts organizations might leverage the latest technology for their businesses, develop new and innovative solutions to meet their needs and share the cost of development by pooling resources in a consortium.
- Erin Koppel, director of annual campaign and Women's Board activities, Lyric Opera of Chicago, will cover “What Every Development Team Should Know: Shortcuts to Finding Untapped Donor Potential.” Koppel will ask and answer, “What is ‘data’ in a fundraising context right now?” She says it’s much more than membership trends, wealth screening, renewal rates, and income projections; data driven development leverages unique knowledge about your fundraising environment, culture, and organization to uncover donor motivation and potential, and leads to increased engagement. A development professional can’t meet everybody, but sometimes the funds they are seeking are in the room with them – how do they know when and who and where? The shortcuts and ideas discussed in this talk will get you on the shorter path to fundraising nirvana.
- Alan C. Levine, chief information officer, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has entitled his presentation, “In an Ocean of Data, Walk on Water.” According to Levine, there is an unprecedented amount of data available to organizations, along with powerful tools to work with it. Where do arts professionals start to make sense of all of this, and how do they derive maximum value in support of their missions, marketing, and fundraising? Let the data take care of itself, and let meaning come to you!
Each speaker will present for approximately 15 minutes, and filmed versions of each talk will be released through the Tessitura Network YouTube™ channel in the weeks following the webinar.
“Reinforcing collaboration, openness, mutual respect, discovery, and inspiration is a core value for Tessitura Network,” commented Jack Rubin, President of the Tessitura Network. “The continuing success of Tessitura’s Innovator Series demonstrates the real value to the sector of shared innovative business insights for arts and cultural organizations.”
An encore rebroadcast of the Webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, October 23, 9 pm U.S. Eastern Time (24 October, Noon Australian Eastern time).
To register for the Innovator Series, non-members of the Tessitura Community can visit www.tessituranetwork.com under the “Community” heading and click on the box for Tessitura’s Innovator Series. The Tessitura Network community can register via the Learning Resources page on the logged-in portion of www.tessituranetwork.com.
About The Tessitura Network Inc.
More than 400 theaters, museums, orchestras, performing arts centers, university arts departments, festivals, dance and opera companies are members of the Tessitura Network. Tessitura Network organizations are located in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Tessitura Software is the flagship product of the Tessitura Network and provides a unified platform for all departments within an organization to manage customer relationships, ticketing, marketing, subscriptions, fundraising, memberships, reporting and Web transactions. Deployment of Tessitura Software is either via the Network hosted RAMP™ option or via in-house operated servers. The Tessitura Network also offers services such as N-Scan™ ticket scanning for access control, express web integration, TN Mobile Plus™ for mobile ticketing and content streaming, and TN Social Ticketing™ for selling tickets on Facebook and more. As a non-profit corporation governed by an elected board of Network participants, the Tessitura Network mission is focused on providing continually innovated technology and services and improving the operations of users of its software rather than a profit motive. The mission also encourages and enables knowledge sharing among its open community of users. For more information about Tessitura Network, please contact Barbara Mazer Gross, Marketing and Sponsorship Manager, email@example.com, (888) 643-5778 x346 or visit www.tessituranetwork.com.