April 23, 2020
The League of American Orchestras' Noteboom Governance Center offers a comprehensive range of support, strategies, and programs designed to strengthen governance practice in orchestras, including regional seminars for board members and CEOs, board chair peer groups focusing on top-level governance and strategic challenges, peer exchange and learning sessions at the League’s National Conference, and online discussions and resources at League360 board member communities.
January 22, 2019
Board members can be passionate, compelling advocates for their orchestras—especially when equipped with the right tactics and strategies for engaging everyone from prospective donors to legislators to newcomers.
April 25, 2018
These 2018 videos are the first in a series from the League of American Orchestras made possible by the generous support of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. They offer speed learning—quick takes on concepts essential to the effective board governance of orchestras.
June 3, 2016
Effective Orchestra Governance: A Guide for Boards is a new book from the League of American Orchestras, filled with smart, succinct advice and free for members to download. (The League mailed a hard copy in June 2016 to member orchestra board chairs and executive directors.)
May 21, 2014
Board participation in fundraising is a perennial challenge for many, if not most, nonprofit organizations. This webinar approaches the issue by asking – what is keeping the staff from being more successful in engaging the board in fundraising?
March 13, 2014
apital campaigns are an important part of the fundraising cycle for any orchestra, large or small. While many of the tried and true principles of effective campaign fundraising remain the same, changing demographics and global and industry trends have required that orchestras innovate and strategies evolve.
October 9, 2013
Moves Management® isn’t just about portfolios, coding and moves. It is a comprehensive approach for your development operation that will bring major gift prospects closer to your orchestra through a series of strategic steps. Adopting a Moves Management® system that incorporates creative cultivation opportunities and strategies to generate a high-level of activity is the key to establishing a healthy major donor pipeline.
October 27, 2011
In 2009, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra faced a $1.5 million deficit with no operating reserves, no line of credit, and a negative cash flow and balance sheet. Through a partnership with the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) forged in 2010, the CSO has built a $1 million balance sheet and has finished in the black each year since 2010.
January 25, 2001
The purpose of this paper, prepared by the League's Conducting Continuum Committee, is to clarify the roles of conductor and music director in American orchestras.