Governance

'Music Director Transition' Tool: Determining Your Organizational Direction

Thirteen questions to help determine the future of the chorus when an artistic founder transition is imminent.

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'Music Director Transition' Tool: Annual Employee Performance Evaluation Guidelines

Ten helpful guidelines to help establish a healthy annual performance review process for the music director of your chorus.

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'Music Director Transition' Tool: 4 Tips for Building Your Board

A founder transition requires strong leadership from the board. Is your board ready?

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Fundraising from Individuals Webinar

Chorus America presents data on the current state of philanthropy and provides guidance on building a strong individual donor base. (PowerPoint slides available separately.)

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Fundraising from Individuals

Slides from Chorus America's webinar on ways to build your individual donor base. (Webinar available separately.)

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Chorus Operations Survey Report (2010)

The 2010 survey reports on operations data from the 2008-2009 season. An excellent benchmarking tool.

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Acknowledging Donors

Saying Thank You Is Just the Beginning

We all know that thanking our donors is more than good manners—it is a critical part of the donor relations process. But it is just the beginning of a longer- term effort to engage donors more deeply in our organizations.

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Conference Keynote Speech: There Are No Crises

A speech by Russell Willis Taylor of National Arts Strategies that addresses ways to turn times of organizational and environmental crisis into growth and creative thinking opportunities. Delivered at the 2010 Conference.

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Chorus Governance: Recruitment, Roles, and Responsibilities

Resources from a presentation given by David Styers of BoardSource at the 2010 Conference.

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The Call to Serve

A Chorus America Board chair reflects upon important characteristics to consider when recruiting candidates for your chorus's board.

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