You'll learn how to
- establish the board culture that is right for your organization
- practice self-management and cultivate relationships
- inform and communicate with the board
- facilitate a balance in roles and responsibilities
- structure the board's work
- plan for transitions
Each chapter ends with short essays written by a nonprofit chief executive and a board chair. These unique perspectives provide a personal touch to the topics covered.
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A BoardSource eBook
Board members must ensure that their organization has adequate resources. One
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This book is intended not only for organizations where the board is charged with selecting its own members but also for organizations where the authority to appoint new board members rests elsewhere. Also included is downloadable content containing forms, worksheets, sample documents, and a PowerPoint® presentation for orienting new board members.
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Orchestras Feeding America
Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview
The next Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview will be held in spring 2016. We are skipping a year in order to accommodate staff transitions at the League and to refresh the program design. In summer 2015 you can expect to see information about the 2016 preview on the League website.
Emerging conductors in action!
The 2013 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview was held in Jacksonville, Florida on March 13, hosted by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Below, read bios of 2013's featured conductors and read the agenda from the event.
Check back here for updates regarding submissions for the 2016 preview!
| Sameer Patel
| Benjamin Rous
The Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview is made possible by a generous grant from The Bruno Walter Memorial Foundation.
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U.S. Orchestra Dues
U.S. orchestra dues are based on a percentage of the orchestra’s total operating expenses from last season, according to this chart:
|$4,500,000 and up||Total expenses times .0012 (up to $30,000)|
|$165,000 - $4,499,000||Total expenses times .0025 (up to $5,400)|
|$50,000 - $164,999||$325|
|$25,000 - $49,999||$250|
Canada Orchestra Dues
Canadian orchestra dues are based on a percentage of your orchestra’s total operating expenses from last season, according to this chart:
|$4,200,000 and up||Total expenses times .0003 (up to $6,850)|
|$165,000 - $4,199,999||Total expenses times .0007 (up to $1,200)|
International orchestra dues
|International orchestra dues (except Canada)||$150|
2013 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview
The Getty Education and Community Investment Grants Program
Applications for Round 3 of the League's Getty Grants are now closed. The following information is provided for reference only.
Need guidance on your application? Watch our webinar, Tips for Applying to the League's Getty Grants!
The League is pleased to announce a third round of grants to orchestras that help to stimulate growth and excellence in education and community engagement. With funding from the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, these one-year grants, ranging from $10,000 to $40,000, will be awarded to orchestras for activities in fiscal year 2015. This is a new funding cycle; all orchestras meeting the guidelines are encouraged to apply.
The Getty Grants will invest in:
- enhancing and deepening established programs that have been in place for three or more years and have demonstrated measurable success; or
- planning, developing, and implementing innovative new initiatives that strengthen community ties and respond to community needs.
Please review the application guidelines and then complete the online letter of inquiry application that must be uploaded (and not emailed) by August 11.
Orchestras will hear back by the week of September 15, and for those orchestras invited to move to the full application phase, final applications will be due October 15.
Grants cannot be used to:
- create new organizations
- support single, one-off events or activities that do not represent the development or support of long-term relationships (such as assembly programs, holiday concerts, etc.)
For a snapshot of orchestras that have received support in Round 2 of the program, click here.