At a time when orchestras are developing innovative new ways to serve all constituents, applying better practices in equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) to stakeholder engagement and fundraising is critical. No matter the size of your shop, approaching development work with an EDI lens can help you attract diverse staff and volunteers, engage more audiences, and ultimately strengthen the impact of your mission.

Learn to move from EDI awareness to action and sustainable behavioral change. Join us for this 90-minute webinar to explore:

  • What constitutes an inclusive philanthropic culture?
  • Why are the recruitment and retention of staff, boards, and volunteers not only a moral imperative but also essential to fundraising success and mission fulfillment?
  • How might existing “best practices” be impeding your orchestra’s progress in engaging all of your potential stakeholders?

Panelists: Lee Bynum, Vice President of Impact, Minnesota Opera; Sharon Hatchett, Volunteer Council Member, League of American Orchestras; Ron Schiller, Founding Partner, Aspen Leadership Group; and Ed Yim, Chief Content Officer and Senior Vice President, WQXR and Board Member, League of American Orchestras

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Please contact Member Services at member@americanorchestras.org.

This webinar is made possible by generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Additional support was provided by American Express, the Baisley Powell Elebash Fund, Ford Motor Company Fund, the Howard Gilman Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and The Wallace Foundation, as well as supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Ford Motor Company Fund

The Wallace Foundation
NYC Cultural Affairs

Photos courtesy of the speakers.


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