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All The Places You’ll Go (Once You Get Out of the Gate)

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This article was originally posted on the Americans for the Arts ARTSBlog on October 10, 2014:

Ever come back from a conference inspired, energized, and ready to unleash your brilliant ideas on your colleagues? You’re cruising along on a creative high until you hear, “That’s a good idea BUT…” followed by the reasons why it can’t be done.

When yours truly was a young worker bee, I heard some reasons that made head/desk contact a regular occurrence:

“We don’t need a blog. Nobody reads those. They are just vanity projects for people with big egos.” – executive director of a large nonprofit

“Why on earth would we ever want to post anything on YouTube?” - marketing director at a federal agency

More likely, though, you’ll hear something like, “I’d love to but we just can’t spare the money/time/staff for that.” If you want to avoid the quick, early death of your idea, getting the go ahead from the authorizers in your organization will be your first challenge.

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