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Sponsorship Assets.” 2 April 2017. Shiftboard

Shiftboard is a software developed to help organizations manage their employees and workforce. Founded in 2002, Shiftboard has grown since and is now known for providing an efficient and effective way to schedule shifts in a shift-based workforce environment. The Shiftboard website states that it has supported over 160 million shifts being scheduled and $2 billion in wages earned. Continue reading Shiftboard


capturehlaaaaSlideShare is a hosting service, acquired by Linkedln in 2012. A user can upload files either privately or publicly, and then the slide decks can be viewed on the site or embedded on other sites. For an arts organization, the tool can be used to amplify messages and capture the audience of attentions. When it is publicly published, it has potential of reaching diverse audience across the world, and benefit from ongoing research that goes beyond the initial share. This is a free tool with three tiers of preference. First is Silver ($19) which is for any advanced users, second is GoldPro ($49) for small and medium-sized business, and lastly, they have Platinum Pro ($249) which is for large enterprises and organizations. For free accounts, it only requires to sign-up or registration, and Linkedln, Facebook and email address are options to choose for registration. Once the SlideShare has been updated, it is possible to download, share with other social media, and the website itself.

One of the best beneficial aspects for arts organization is that it reaches a large, yet targeted audience. It is convenient and easy to upload one post, but if it is well promoted, and discoverability score is high, it can reach out to both individuals and different types of business.

Lynda.com cooperates with SlideShare, so first three recommended posts in almost every category are from Lynda.com. Once you click the post, it directly leads into their own website, and shows who, what and how they are involved in the post. One practical example would be FreshArts organization that used SlideShare to advertise their events. Additionally, in many different fields, there are major contributors who utilize SlideShare actively such as White House, Dell, Penguin Random House, South by Southwest and Rockefeller organization.





Asana- Quinton Braswell

I chose the online application Asana for my Lightening talk. I knew from the beginning of the semester that I wanted to use Asana for this project because I’ve used it for my internship with Sound Impact. Asana is essentially a different kind of Basecamp, the objective of it is still the same; to organize and increase productivity. The tool allows you to task individuals or teams, create a collective calendar, discussion threads for individual tasks, and a messaging system to contact others. Asana is only accessible online. It is also free but requires an online registration. It’s hard to say what is the most useful thing about Asana, basically any tool you would need to keep you and your team on track is provided. However, it’s downfall is its user interface and organization. Again, it has everything, but some aspects are tedious, not designed well, hard to find, or hard to understand. I’m biased after using Basecamp for a few months within our Tech class, not to mention that my internship fell off the wagon from using Asana. In the beginning, my arts organization used Asana for about 3 months; we assigned tasks, discussed within the system, and updated the calendar. For some reason we used it less and less, I believe it was because the overall website is slightly confusing, unorganized, and a little annoying to have to update.


Asana.“Logo”. 30 September 2015. AsanaBlog