Governance

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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Back from the Brink

How One Chorus Grappled with the Perfect Storm of Bad Economic Circumstances

All of us in the arts feel the pinch in a recession. Here is the story of how the Tucson Chamber Artists weathered the storm of economic bad news during one year, employing adaptive strategies throughout the season to overcome them.

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Harness More Fundraising Power with Volunteers

Engage, equip, and empower volunteers to help your chorus reach its fullest fundraising potential.

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Staying Power: How Historic Choruses Keep Going Strong

What allows one chorus to thrive for more than a century while another is forced to close down after just a few years? Leaders of some of the longest-running choral organizations credit a combination of factors for their longevity.

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The Role of the Governance Committee

The impact of the governance committee is far-reaching—the character of a board and indeed the effectiveness of the organization itself, emerge from its efforts.

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Financial Reports You Can Count On

Guidelines on the financial reports you need from your accountant—and when—to be an effective steward of your chorus.

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So You Can Sing but Can You Talk?

Call it what you will—networking, hobnobbing, rubbing elbows—it is a skill that everyone should know how to do, even choral singers.

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