Do you look forward to your board meetings? I didn’t think so. I go to board meetings several times a week, and most of them make me sad. The main reason? The typical meeting structure offers little opportunity for board members to LEAD.
David Hagen has a deep sense of belonging to the place he was raised. “I'm just an Alaska lover,” he says. “I love the wilderness, and it's something that's a critical part of my life.”
Each month, Chorus America profiles one of our members in our Meet A Member interview series. To mark the season of giving, we changed things up a little bit for December and spoke to a Chorus America donor, Michael Pettry, executive director of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, who has also been known to be generous with his time and talents. President & CEO Catherine Dehoney spoke to Michael about his latest work with the Symphonic Choir and what inspires him to give.
Hiring your chorus’s first employee is an important step. Here’s how to make sure you get it right.
When Shira Cion hunted down Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble in 1988, it was a different era. There were no websites with which small niche arts organizations could make themselves visible to the world.
These four simple steps will get your board working well on the right work.
Every chorus goes through a number of transitions. The musical ones often delight the ear and make our music exciting and inspirational. The transition from a working to governing board can be just the same - eventually. This webinar will discuss all the growing pains and celebrations of transitioning from a Board that does all the behind the scenes activities of the chorus to a Board that oversees the big picture. The roles of staff, singers, and the Board, finding Board members, the Board Chair's role, and more will be discussed. Plus, submit your questions in advance to make this webinar your own. If your organization is going through "ch-ch-ch-changes," this is for you!
From chorus manager to member of a board of managers, Gretchen Upholt has a lot of choral and nonprofit experience. It all comes into play in her work with the New York Choral Society.
Use this matrix as a guide to finding new board members for your chorus.