Orchestras depend on support from the public and must operate ethically and effectively to maintain the public’s trust. As nonprofit organizations around the country are shoring up their administrative and governance practices, orchestras must develop a transparent culture on issues ranging from employee and volunteer human resource policies to financial record-keeping.

The IRS is stepping up its enforcement of nonprofit accountability requirements, Congress is considering tougher laws, and some state legislatures are already requiring higher standards.

League Resources

State Resources for Nonprofit Standards

National Resources for Developing Ethics Policies, Accountability Standards, and Best Practices


Please contact Heather Noonan, Vice President for Advocacy. 

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