In Tune with the Public Trust: The Orchestra’s Guide to Ethics and Accountability

Posted on: January 13, 2011

Orchestras depend on support from the public and must operate ethically and effectively to maintain the public’s trust. As nonprofit organizations around the country are shoring up their administrative and governance practices, orchestras must develop a transparent culture on issues ranging from employee and volunteer human resource policies to financial record-keeping.

The IRS is stepping up its enforcement of nonprofit accountability requirements, Congress is considering tougher laws, and some state legislatures are already requiring higher standards. This webpage, which will be updated on an ongoing basis, will provide your orchestra with information, links to sample documents, and the newest resources available.

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Posted January 13, 2011