Alternative Revenue Sources: Avoiding the Pitfalls of UBIT
The purpose of this paper is to discuss several of the more common programs that tax-exempt organizations engage in to increase their revenues and to highlight the Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) pitfalls in those programs. It provides an overview of UBIT (including three conditions of being subject to UBIT and some exclusion from being subject to UBIT), information on licensing arrangements, publishing periodicals, direct retail and catalog sales, corporate sponsorship income, and allocation of expenses. Prepared by Susan A. Cobb, Esq.
Administrative Job Descriptions
This packet of job descriptions is provided to give orchestras guidance as they develop their administrative staffs. It includes description for the Executive Director, the Finance Director, the Development Director, the Marketing Director, the Education Director, the Operations Manager, the Orchestra Personnel Manager, the Orchestra Librarian, and the Information Systems Manager.
Edited by Robin Perry Allen.
Orchestra Manager's Survival Guide
This booklet is the orchestra manager's guide to personal professionalism and covers the essentials of managing your career in a readable, no-nonsense style. The Style Guide focuses on the practical aspects of managing your career, including how to pick the right orchestra, how to manage expectations, how to manage time and resources, how to manage a crisis, and how to find your next job. This booklet is full of practical advice on building relationships that are critical to your success. Also included are an Organizational Resource List for networking and a comprehensive bibliography. By Matthew Sigman.
Orchestra Operations: Producing a Concert in your Home Hall
This paper provides the basics for who has what responsibility when producing a concert in your home hall. It describes the production team and the interaction between the operations manager and the librarian, the musicians, the conductor and guest artists, the stagehand crew, and the house personnel. It also provides a sample concert production checklist and an operations manager job description. By Sarah Marley.
Orchestra Repertoire Report
Discover the repertoire performed today at the largest orchestras in the U.S. and Canada. This comprehensive guide gives you access to valuable information on who is playing what, when, and where. Works are listed alphabetically by composer, with the names of the orchestra, the conductor, the soloists, and the dates of the performance. (League of American Orchestras)
Reaching a Broader Community
James M. Rosser, president of California State University, sets the tone for a better understanding of the role of the orchestra in reaching out to contemporary urban communities. Includes responses by John Gidwitz, executive director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, James F. Mann, general manager of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, and Mark C. Volpe, executive director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Show Them the Money!: Calculating the Ecomonic Impact of American Orchestras
This paper will show you how and why to make the case for your orchestra as an economic benefactor to your community. The paper examines methods for quantifying your economic impact, and it provides a how-to for orchestra staff and others. Armed with improved data, you can make a stronger case not only to local, state, and federal government, but also to corporate and other private funders and potential partners in your programs. By Christopher Cooper and John Sparks.
Working with the Music Director
This revised and expanded version of Selecting a Music Director provides updated information on all aspects of selecting and working with the music director. Material addresses strategies that enable the music director, board, and management to build healthy working relationships and ways to include the music director in the orchestra's overall evaluation process.
Penelope McPhee, Arts and Culture program officer of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, establishes a dialogue between orchestras and funders in order to find those areas of common interest upon which programs of artistic excellence and community service can be built. Includes responses by Doug Smith, vice president for development of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Deborah R. Card, executive director of the Seattle Symphony.