Governance

Leading the Development Committee

Have you been asked to serve as the chair of development committee? Here's what you need to know to tackle this important job and ensure the future of your chorus.

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Preparing for Your Audit

There are good reasons to have an audit even if it is not legally required. Audits provide an objective financial view of your organization. A few simple steps can make the process go more smoothly and keep the costs down.

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Chorus Operations Survey Report (2011)

Chorus America's annual survey of the operations of choruses, the Operations Survey Report includes more than 40 different analyses, from number of board meetings to board giving, from ticket pricing to chorus dues amounts, from accompanist pay practices to marketing efficiency. The 2011 report features data from the 2009-2010 season.

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Bylaws Checklist (Canada)

Use this checklist to ensure that your chorus' by-laws include all the necessary components. (Canada only)

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Conflict of Interest Policy

Use this policy template to ensure that your chorus is in compliance with tax requirements.

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Bylaws Template (USA)

Use these sample by-laws to get your new chorus off the ground, adding in any clauses required by your state legislation. (USA only)

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Board Member End-of-Term Questions

Use this questionnaire at the end of each board member's term.

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Articles of Incorporation Template

Use this template as a guide for your chorus.

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Never Ask for Money!

Four Steps To Greater Fundraising Success

A values-based strategy that aims to match donors with ways that they can give back to their communities—and removes the ego factor that can make fundraising scary.

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You've Reached an Organizational Impasse—Now What?

A Children's Chorus Case Study

A children's chorus manager is at at an impasse in moving her organization forward with the ambitious artistic plans for future growth. Several experts weigh in on how she should proceed.

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