This week is the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) in Mobile, AL and as I was thinking about the theatres that participate in this fun event each year, my mind went to ways that our system can help these organizations. One of the biggest challenges any non-profit arts organization faces is employee and volunteer burnout, and one of the best ways to combat it is through automation and organization.
The Arts People system was designed from the beginning for performing arts organizations. It was designed by and for people working in this industry and has a huge number of combined years of experience behind the staff, all working to help these groups to thrive.
A key to helping organizations like yours to keep a handle on the business end of things, and to free up your staff to work on the creative things they love, is a system that is efficient. You need to be able to sell your tickets, hopefully with patrons making use of the self serve simplicity of online purchase. You need to be able to work the fundraising side of your ledger sheet, developing lasting relationships with your loyal patrons and donors. You need fast and accurate reporting for up to the moment information and feedback on your marketing efforts to make quick decisions when needed. You need all these things and more in a single integrated system that staff and volunteers can learn quickly and utilized cleanly so as to not make a mess of your CRM data for future mining and reference.
“Our online sales increased from 10% to 62%. [Arts People] has made my job ten times easier, and I feel like our entire organization crossed over into the 21st century!” – Keri Larsen, Ticket Office Mgr – Cache Valley Center for the Arts
Arts People is the system so many theatres and other performing arts organizations choose, and return to, because it helps with all these things. Clients report it helping them alleviate staff stress and burnout because now they have hours freed up in their day to help their patrons and work on important things without getting bogged down in details. They tell us how in the first year a huge percentage of sales moved to online, alleviating box office burden. They tell us how patrons love it.
“Arts People was highly recommended to us and has never disappointed. From their excellent, easy-to-use software to their hands-on personal tech support, this company continues to serve our theatre very well.“ – Sue Ellen Gerrells, Artistic Director – South City Theatre – Pelham, AL (SETC, AACT Member)
When you look for a system to handle your ticketing, marketing, fundraising, reporting, volunteer management, class enrollments and more, make sure it works fluidly, efficiently, is familiar in terminology and appearance and ready to help your team to succeed. We’d be happy to consult with you on your specific needs. We can give you a demonstration or even customize a test system just for you to help you see how our system can change your operation for the better.
Soon your staff will be smiling, stress reduced, burnout averted, patrons happy, with your work focused back on the creation of your art. Let us help.