Trustees as Donors: Essential Skills for a Difficult Climate

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As orchestras confront the most difficult giving climate in recent times, they will find themselves turning more regularly to their trustees, for wisdom, support, and leadership.  Even more so than when times are prosperous, the quality and commitment of trustees will determine which orchestras emerge from the economic downturn in a stronger position.  Fundraising is never easy; it is even more difficult to approach friends during hard times.  This skills-based seminar will place the economic climate in historic perspective, review the roles of trustees in development, both as fundraisers and advocates, and provide tangible ways to increase effectiveness. This seminar is designed for trustees, executive directors, development directors and staff, and any others who interact with trustees around the fund-raising function.

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Faculty: Raymond P. Happy (pdf bio), senior vice president and managing director, CCS

June 10
8:00am to 12:30pm

Orchestra Leadership Academy seminars are made possible by grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Argosy Foundation, The Hearst Foundation, Inc., National Endowment for the Arts, The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Con Edison, and Target.