Phil Donaldson

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The four questions to ask when serving on a nonprofit board

Directors need to probe, nudge, and prod to make sure the organization achieves its full potential.<p><b>Sooner or later,</b> you may follow in the footsteps …

Rest your cow to ease tight hips: five-minute yoga challenge - Five-Minute Yoga

In general, cows like to be upright. Cow-faced pose, not so much.<p><b>Wouldn’t it be great if all of life’s problems could be solved by lying down and</b> …

It’s Time to Re-Evaluate the Role of Creativity in Transforming Businesses

For creatives of today and tomorrow, it’s time to face our own personal disruption, which is being caused by the accelerating change around us. …

Innovation

Using Design Thinking to Help Nonprofits Fundraise

Far too many great ideas for solving pressing social problems are not being applied at the scale they deserve, because thousands of nonprofit organizations are teetering on the brink of collapse. Of the 300,000 nonprofits in the United States, two-thirds have an annual budget of $500,000 or below, …

Nonprofits

How Easy Is It To Connect to Your Community Influencers?

By Chris Heivly, Entrepreneur in Residence at Techstars<p><b>Influencers’ availability is one of a few critical markers for your community maturity.</b><p>Our …

Startups

Why Entrepreneurs Start Companies Rather Than Join Them

If you asked me why I gravitated to startups rather than work in a large company I would have answered at various times:<p>“I want to be my own boss.”<p>“I …

Here’s Mary Meeker’s essential 2018 Internet Trends report

Want to understand all the most important tech stats and trends? Legendary venture capitalist Mary Meeker has just released the 2018 version of her famous Internet Trends report. It covers everything from mobile to commerce to the competition between tech giants. Check out the full report below, …

Mary Meeker

As the Music Modernization Act Nears Passage, SoundExchange Releases the ‘Music Data Exchange (MDX)’

Will SoundExchange’s new MDX finally provide the music industry the royalty and payment solution it so desperately needs? SoundExchange has launched …

Mary Meeker’s 2018 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis

Here’s a first look at the most highly anticipated slide deck in Silicon Valley.<p>It’s that time of year again, when Mary Meeker unloads her highly anticipated internet trends report for the <b>Code Conference</b> crowd in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. This year, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner …

Market Capitalization

New album by Motown songwriter Lamont Dozier features guest appearances by Graham Nash, Todd Rundgren

Goldenlane RecordsMotown songwriter <b>Lamont Dozier</b> has recorded a new album called <i>Reimagination</i> that will be released on May 25. <b>Graham Nash</b> and <b>Todd</b> …

5+ Benefits of Squatting and How to Prepare

When you squat, with your heels firmly on the ground and your back nice and straight, you will feel your hamstrings, quads, achilles tendons, lower …

The biggest lies that the martech and adtech worlds tell themselves

<b>This is an edited version of a talk that marketing keynote speaker and The Drum’s Promotion Fix columnist, Samuel Scott, gave last week at the</b> …

Global Leader in Robotic Technology & Solutions

TEDxMaastricht - Simon Sinek - "First why and then trust"

30 Branding Definitions

The <b>American Marketing Association</b> defines a <b>brand</b> as “A name, term, design, symbol, or any other feature that identifies one seller’s good or service …

The Difference Between Marketing and Branding

<b>What is the difference between marketing and branding?</b><p>In a recent conversation with a very senior person at a financial institution my colleague was …

This Entrepreneur Shares How She Built an Audience Without Advertising

When most platforms wouldn't even allow this company to advertise on their sites, the founder had to get creative.<p>2 min read<p><i>This is an episode of our podcast</i> Problem Solvers<i>. Each week, an entrepreneur reveals how they overcame an unexpected problem in their business -- and were happier and more</i> …

Colorado Music Strategy

Overview<p>Colorado Music Strategy<p>Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) and Bohemian Foundation announced a public-private partnership to advance music in …

Symposium IX 2018

Theme: 5th edition opening<p>iX path<p>VR, AR AND IMMERSIVE ARTWORKS<p>A journey of 39 immersive works in virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality …

Instead of stealing instruments, musicians turn to Splice

“The percentage of Top 40 music made with our platform blows my mind,” says Splice co-founder Steve Martocci. He tells me about some bedroom music producers who were “working at Olive Garden until they put sounds on Splice .” Soon they quit their jobs because they were earning enough from artists …

Music Production

How to be a Successful Musicpreneur

Openmic Panel: The Rise of the Musicpreneur - Midem 2014

3 Differences Between a DIY Musician and a 'Musicpreneur'

Image via ShutterstockThe term "DIY musician" is thrown around quite a bit within the independent music scene. It has become an all-encompassing …

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Networking

Musicpreneur

Musicpreneur is an independent, polymath musician who takes care of both their artistic and entrepreneurial aspect of their music career.<p>This …

What It Means To Be A Musicpreneur: The Definitive Guide

By David Andrew Wiebe<p>Increasingly, the term <b>musicpreneur</b> is starting to come into more common use.<p>The purpose of this guide is to examine …

Making Money Making Music

Shannon Curtis - House Concert Pioneer<p><b>This was maybe one of my favorite, most heart-filled podcast interviews I’ve ever been a part of. Thanks for</b> …

Music’s role in the public good: Colorado Music Strategy

<b>“Music as a business” is a unique concept. Our culture often romanticizes the view of the struggling artist. A creative may struggle their entire</b> …

Is "Social Entrepreneurship" the Next "Social Justice"? | Karl-Friedrich Israel

It might be a bit surprising at first glance, but the academic literature on the rather practical topic of entrepreneurship is quickly growing. …

Meet The 30-Day CoWorking Vacation Tailored Specifically For Social Entrepreneurs

The Wander Working Experience is the first 30-day co-working vacation tailored specifically for social entrepreneurs. The Wander Working Experience …