“How can we catch up by going slower?”
As an arts consultant, I hear this all the time from frustrated marketing professionals and executives. Equally frustrated board members do everything they can to improve the tools their administrators use, but it is rare to see an office with enough resources to compare with peer for profit groups. Shrinking budgets and cutbacks in staff following the economic downturn haven’t made the job any easier, but the demands have never been higher.
Drew McManus, Founder & Principal
With the vision of legacy support strategy and the delights of creative insights, his mission is to deliver a sophisticated next generation technology designed especially for our business. The first step in that journey began in 2010 when he released The Venture Platform, a purpose-designed managed website development solution designed especially for arts organizations and artists.
His expertise spans across many different sectors and he has been a featured speaker at dozens of arts conference and has hundreds of mentions in outlets from the New York Times through The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
For fun, he writes a daily blog about the orchestra business, provides a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, leads a team of intrepid arts pros to hack the arts, and loves a good coffee drink.
From the New York Times to the Edmonton Globe and Mail.
Venture’s admin and user interface is designed by Drew McManus, the leading authority on arts organization websites. His work with performing arts web sites has been recognized in dozens of major media outlets and trade journals.
Support channels go way beyond basic tech questions.
You won’t be wasting any of your precious time explaining to someone who doesn’t know ballet from Brahms why you need something to work a certain way.
No middle men here.
One of the real benefits of becoming a Venture user is direct access to all of our key members including our principal, Drew McManus.
Support at every stage of your project.
Although we can provide a quote for direct project management, we still help all of our users evaluate and brainstorm ideas along with implementation at each step in the process.
Four Things To Know About The Venture Platform
We provide a safety net of telephone and online support solutions that keep you in touch with our experts to create an environment that bridges social, cultural, & generational divides. All of which offers Gen Y a way to work that’s second nature while providing more experienced employees an accessible way to connect so you can maximize Venture’s full potential.
Power and Ease of Use
We’re not solely tech gurus, we’re experts in the field of performing arts. This allows us to provide features and functionality which meet the unique needs of arts groups via an intuitive user interface that provides tremendous control. No one out there knows better what arts professionals need which makes Venture the ultimate force multiplier for arts organizations.
Supreme Quality and Value
Doing more with less isn’t what you need to hear right now. So Venture capitalizes on the very best of cutting edge proprietary and open source technology solutions and when combined with a responsible business model that favors sustainability over blind profit margins, we deliver a platform that will do for arts groups what Henry Ford’s Model T did for the auto industry.
We take playing nice with others to heart so Venture has been designed to be infinitely extensible and will seamlessly interface with thousands of applications and every major browser (including iPhone and iPad). We constantly update our core functionality so users are assured that they can always take advantage of the latest and greatest online standards.