League of American Orchestras


Seminar: Building an Effective Fundraising Board

November 6, 2014, 1:00pm to 5:00pm, Severance Hall

Board leadership is a critical component in fundraising success. Are your board members comfortable in their fundraising role? Are they engaged in meaningful fundraising? Do they understand that, while fundraising does indeed involve asking for money, it starts with relationship building and is most profoundly about empowering others to realize a shared artistic vision for your community? 

Nationally renowned board development expert Chuck Loring will address these and other key questions during this highly interactive seminar. You'll also hear from a panel of seasoned orchestra leaders—staff and board members—about how best to unlock board members' fundraising potential.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Cultivate a healthy culture of fundraising amongst board members;
  • Recruit and empower an effective fundraising board; and
  • Coordinate the complementary roles of staff and board members for maximum impact.

Additionally, consider joining us earlier in the day from 9:00am to 11:30am for a Town Hall discussion as we identify key issues and opportunities for the field, shine a light on exemplary work being conducted by orchestras in northeast Ohio, and build relationships with peers. The discussion will inform the League's programming for the 2015 National Conference in Cleveland next spring, May 27-29.

Registration for this seminar includes a complimentary ticket to The Cleveland Orchestra's concert that evening and a free networking lunch preceding the seminar.

The League's Orchestra Governance Center is supported by the Noteboom Fund, with leadership gifts from The Clinton Family Fund and Marcia and John Goldman.

Additional support is provided by generous grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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