The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Your Venue
Cultural organizations must balance a lot to continue to survive and thrive in today’s economy. Artistic programming draws in an audience and serves the art, marketing and sales drive ticket revenue, development and fundraising cultivate donors, education enriches our understanding and provides the community with a knowledge-based experience, facility rentals maximize the use of the space, and operations keep up the maintenance and running of the venue.
Clearly, keeping all of these plates spinning requires quite a lot of organization to have a well-oiled machined.
But organizing your organization doesn't happen on its own. Embarking on an organization project is not always an easy sell. Sometimes it costs money, sometimes it requires a great deal of effort across multiple departments, and sometimes staff may feel they don’t have the time to tackle such a project.
I cannot claim to be the Marie Kondo of venue management software, but I think The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up can extend to other parts of your life. There are certain pinch points at every venue that are a cause of stress and anxiety—perhaps for your organization, this could be departments working off of different calendars and schedules that leads to overbooking spaces. The major challenges that organizations face often stems from lack of processes.