Organizations are most effective when their work is governed and delivered by people who represent the diversity of the communities they serve. The following resources are designed to support orchestras’ efforts to attract and retain diverse orchestra boards and staff.

Orchestra Self-Assessment Questionnaire (PDF)

This questionnaire was issued as part of a field-wide listening and learning survey undertaken by the League in 2018.  The survey questions provide a useful self-assessment framework for orchestras considering – or already engaged in – EDI work. 

Resources curated by BoardSource

Including the latest thinking and practical advice to boards on diversity, inclusion, and equity – and the relationship between the three – across the social sector and beyond.

Racial Equity Tools

Offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.

Race Forward

Offers tools, systemic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues, designed to help people take effective action toward racial equity.

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