Fundraising

The most effective choruses plan out their annual fundraising; use this outline as a starting place.

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Four Steps To Greater Fundraising Success

A values-based strategy that aims to match donors with ways that they can give back to their communities—and removes the ego factor that can make fundraising scary.

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A Children's Chorus Case Study

A children's chorus manager is at at an impasse in moving her organization forward with the ambitious artistic plans for future growth. Several experts weigh in on how she should proceed.

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When recruiting new board members and engaging existing board members, it is vital to provide a clear list of individual responsibilities. Use this template as a starting place.

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Writing grant proposals or even a simple appeal letter is always a challenge. These sample paragraphs may help you as you are trying to "make the case" for your chorus.

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Chorus America presents data on the current state of philanthropy and provides guidance on building a strong individual donor base. (PowerPoint slides available separately.)

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Slides from Chorus America's webinar on ways to build your individual donor base. (Webinar available separately.)

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There is perhaps no more fitting metaphor for bridging discord than voices joined in harmony.

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Saying Thank You Is Just the Beginning

We all know that thanking our donors is more than good manners—it is a critical part of the donor relations process. But it is just the beginning of a longer- term effort to engage donors more deeply in our organizations.

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A speech by Russell Willis Taylor of National Arts Strategies that addresses ways to turn times of organizational and environmental crisis into growth and creative thinking opportunities. Delivered at the 2010 Conference.

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