Help Yourself

Help Yourself is an update on League activities and programs. It includes information on upcoming seminars, events, and meetings, as well as League announcements, Conference updates, award programs, and application deadlines.

Be heard!

Wednesday, 09 October 2013

Raising your voice about key issues before Congress is essential. Contacting Congress is easy to do, and your communication with elected officials will ensure that communities nationwide continue to benefit from orchestral music....

 

Learning Online: Organizational Planning

Tuesday, 08 October 2013

The League has curated content specifically to help orchestras organizational planning—all available online!...

 

Culture of Inquiry: Healthy Debate in the Boardroom

Monday, 07 October 2013

In the new book Culture of Inquiry: Healthy Debate in the Boardroom from BoardSource, you can learn how to create a culture of inquiry within the boardroom—one marked by mutual respect and constructive debate that lead to sound and shared decision-making....

 

Resources and Tools from the League

Thursday, 03 October 2013

The League gathers materials such as orchestras’ long-range and strategic plans, job descriptions, and economic impact studies, plus information on immigration, fundraising, and more, to help you connect with your…

 

New League Resources for NEA Report

Wednesday, 02 October 2013

Initial findings from 2012 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA), tracking 37,000 Americans’ arts activity, were released by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) last week.... 

 

America’s Orchestras Need You

Tuesday, 01 October 2013

You have big ideas. You know you can make a difference.

 

Essentials of Orchestra Management

Monday, 30 September 2013

Get ready for Essentials 2014! It’s orchestra boot camp!

Managing an orchestra today takes strength, dedication, perseverance and a passion for music. Essentials of Orchestra Management is a ten-day journey that will prepare you for…

 

October Deadline for MetLife Governance Grants

Thursday, 26 September 2013

The League is now accepting applications for the 2013-14 MetLife Governance Grants for Board Development. The deadline to complete this online application is October 15, 2013. ...

 

Advocating for Orchestras

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

The Advocacy and Government department of the League acts to improve policies that increase public access to orchestral music and supports orchestras as they advocate for the vitality of music in communities nationwide...

 

Learning Online: Volunteerism

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

The League has developed content specifically to help orchestra professionals—all available online! In these financially challenging times, distance learning is an excellent way to save money, while continuing to learn new skills and grow professionally...

 

Show orchestras some love. Then show off how much you love orchestras.

Monday, 23 September 2013

We know you love orchestras. Wear your heart on your sleeve by making a gift to the League. Get a free I ♥ Orchestras t-shirt when you donate $50 to the League by…

 

New on-line courses from Nonprofit Finance Fund begin Tuesday

Friday, 20 September 2013

Introduction to Nonprofit Financing, a new series of six webinars, is a guided tour led by Nonprofit Finance Fund staff experts that surveys the current landscape and compelling new…

 

Health Care Law Implementation: What Nonprofits Need to Know

Thursday, 19 September 2013

The League has arranged access for member orchestras to a comprehensive webinar examining how nonprofit employers are and will be affected by the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as the health care reform law....

 

Free live fundraising webinar, October 9: “Moves Management and Developing Your Major Donor Pipeline”

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Moves Management® isn't just about portfolios, coding and moves. It is a comprehensive approach for your development operation that will bring major gift prospects closer to your orchestra through a series of strategic steps.

 

Learning Online: Finance

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

The League has developed content specifically to help orchestra professionals—and it’s all available online! ...

 

Special Deal for League Members with Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts, Volume II

Monday, 16 September 2013

Kultur’s first boxed set of Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts was one of the most eagerly awaited DVD releases in classical-music history. The set has sold many tens of thousands of copies and continues…

 

Music Director Search Handbook

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Unlock the secrets of the music director search process! For those thinking about looking for a new music director, already in the process of searching, or just interested in the journey, this step-by-step eBook...

 

Learning about Electronic Media

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

The League has developed content specifically to help orchestra professionals—all available online! From podcasts to iTunes, movie theater simulcasts to On Demand HDTV, complete performances streamed on websites to ...

 

Renew your orchestra's membership this week!

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Orchestra memberships expire on September 30, so please don't delay—if you haven't already done so, renew now...

 

Technology News of Note, September 2013

Monday, 09 September 2013

With the accelerating pace of technological change, Technology News of Note is a monthly summary of relevant news and information regarding changes, trends and developments that may affect the electronic media activities that…

 

Composer Residencies from New Music USA and the League

Thursday, 05 September 2013

New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras are eager to find new ways for composers and orchestras to work together. With that in mind, we are extending League members an exciting new…

 

Join the discussion on League360

Wednesday, 04 September 2013

Stay connected to your peers through discussion groups on League360. Available to members only, League360 serves as a platform to pose questions and seek advice...

 

Resources and Tools from the League

Friday, 23 August 2013

The League gathers materials such as orchestra long range and strategic plans, job descriptions, economic impact studies; information on immigration, fundraising, and more, to help you connect ...

 

Protected Species Travel Tips

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Planning any overseas touring? Check out our travel tips if your musicians have instruments made from protected species. A new streamlined process for issuing musical instrument certificates for international travel has been accepted by 178 nations... 

 

The Diversity & Inclusion Resource Center

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Stop what you’re doing and visit the newly launched Diversity & Inclusion Resource Center! Here you will find hundreds of free resources that will aid you and your orchestra in this important area.

 

Building Public Support: A ToolKit for Orchestras

Monday, 19 August 2013

The stakes have never been higher for America’s nonprofit orchestras to effectively convey how they are serving their communities. Today’s philanthropic and public decision-makers want to see ...

 

New Team Seminars from National Arts Strategies

Thursday, 15 August 2013

National Arts Strategies has put the finishing touches on two new team seminars, Digital Strategies and Extending Your Reach. More information below and at artstrategies.org/seminar....

 

Destination: Seattle

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

We’re heading to Seattle for the League of American Orchestras 2014 Conference (June 3–5, 2014, Pre-Conference June 2–3), so why not start planning now? Sign up for Destination: Seattle ...

 

Learning Online: Youth, Education and Community

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

The League provides information that supports orchestra education and community engagement programs and advocates in support of the availability of comprehensive, in-school…

 

Technology News of Note, August 2013

Friday, 09 August 2013

With the accelerating pace of technological change, Technology News of Note is a monthly summary of relevant news and information regarding changes, trends and developments that may affect ...

 

Essentials of Orchestra Management. It’s like orchestra boot camp.

Thursday, 08 August 2013

Managing an orchestra today takes strength, dedication, perseverance, and a passion for music. Essentials of Orchestra Management is a ten-day journey that will prepare you or a promising member of your staff for the challenges orchestras are facing today and tomorrow...

 

Volunteer Notes, Summer 2013

Wednesday, 07 August 2013

The Summer issue of Volunteer Notes is now available online. Find out what happened at Conference, who won awards, and what it’s like to be a first-timer...

 

The 2014 Take a Stand Symposium in Los Angeles

Tuesday, 06 August 2013

The 2014 Take a Stand Symposium will explore the question, “How can we empower students to take control of their futures?” Together we will investigate how we can best draw forth and nurture student leadership and…

 

2013-14 MetLife Governance Grants for Board Development

Monday, 05 August 2013

The League is now accepting applications for the 2013-14 MetLife Governance Grants for Board Development. The deadline to complete this online application is October 15, 2013...

 

The Getty Education and Community Investment Grants, Deadline: August 15

Thursday, 01 August 2013

The League, supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, is pleased to announce Round 2 of the Getty Education and Community Investment Grants....

 

Mergers and Creative Alliances

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Orchestras and other non-profits are looking at what organizational mergers and creative alliances bring to the table. Some are looking for perceived opportunities for back-office savings, others at expanding the creative landscape. ...

 

Conference 2013: Highlights

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

This year, close to 1,000 orchestra professionals, volunteers, and business partners gathered in St. Louis for the League’s 2013 National Conference. You can now watch many of this year’s sessions online for free at...

 

Silk Road Grant Seeking RFPs for South Central Asia

Monday, 29 July 2013

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has just announced a new Request for Proposals (RFP) with a deadline of August 16. A conference call will be held on August 1 to…

 

News, trends, and more in the Summer issue of Symphony, online now

Friday, 26 July 2013

The latest issue of Symphony, the League’s award-winning magazine, is available now, in print and online. Topics tackled include how orchestras are performing in unexpected places, the growing ...

 

Diversity in Action


Thursday, 25 July 2013

In order to function at the highest level, nonprofit boards need to ensure that their members represent diverse points of view. And it is not enough to “diversify” a board; boards must be inclusive in their policies and practices, thereby creating a culture that encourages and nurtures diverse expression.

 

Opportunity for New York Performers Transitioning to Arts Management

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

The Performers in Transition Arts Management Training Program is a program specifically for professional New York performing artists interested in transitioning into arts management. The program will run from September 2013 to May 2014 and combines arts management training with applied experience in producing a performance with a Brooklyn-based organization.... 

 

Strategic Alliances and Partnerships for Arts Organizations

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Developed in association with the Nonprofit Finance Fund, this webinar is designed for executive directors and other senior staff and will examine how partnerships, alliances, and mergers can be positive, strategic decisions for organizations with compatible missions and services....

 

National Arts Marketing Project Conference Discount for League Members

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Early-bird registration for the 2013 National Arts Marketing Project Conference ends Friday, September 13. The 2013 NAMP Conference brings together arts marketers from across the country...

 

Destination: Seattle

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

We’re heading to Seattle for the 2014 Conference (June 3–5, 2014, Pre-Conference June 2–3), so why not start planning now? Sign up for Destination: Seattle and you can make low monthly ...

 

New Team Seminar from National Arts Strategies

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Do you have a vision for a digitally-enabled organization? Or are you chasing a collection of tactics? National Arts Strategies is excited to announce a new team seminar, Digital Strategies...

 

The Getty Education and Community Investment Grants Program

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Applications for Round 2 of the League's Getty Grants are now open!…

 

Building Public Support: A ToolKit for Orchestras

Thursday, 27 June 2013

The stakes have never been higher for America’s nonprofit orchestras to effectively convey how they are serving their communities. Today’s philanthropic and public decision-makers want to see and understand how orchestras are  ...

 

Strategic Alliances and Partnerships for Arts Organizations

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

This webinar (developed in association with the Nonprofit Finance Fund) is designed for executive directors and other senior staff and will examine how partnerships...

 

The Chief Executive Program from National Arts Strategies

Monday, 24 June 2013

Across the cultural field and around the globe, there are leaders like you thinking creatively about the problems you face—finding new ways to engage with your community, experimenting with your model and leading your…

 

NEA to Present Webinar on Consular Visa Process

Friday, 14 June 2013

On June 19, 2013 from 3-4pm ET, the National Endowment for the Arts will offer the first of two webinars on the visa process for U.S. nonprofit organizations that engage international artists.

 

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