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.

Volunteer Council Fundraising Webinar

Friday, 05 March 2010

This webinar is designed to cover the fundamentals of fundraising for symphony volunteer organizations regardless of budget size. Topics explored include: the volunteer as fundraiser ...


Conference Call: Accessing and Managing Credit

Thursday, 04 March 2010

(developed in association with the Nonprofit Finance Fund)
Live, Thursday, March 4th, 2010, at 1:00 pm EST, free of charge. ...


Composing Change: YOLA and the El Sistema Movement

Monday, 01 March 2010

The League of American Orchestras, in partnership with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and El Sistema USA, would like to invite you to a national symposium on the El Sistema Movement in the U.S. ...


Orchestra Statistical Report Deadline Extension

Thursday, 25 February 2010

The 2008-2009 Orchestra Statistical Report survey is still open for your completion. The deadline for submission has been extended to March 16, 2010...


Application and Guidelines Now Available for Music Alive Composer Residencies

Thursday, 25 February 2010

A joint program of the League and Meet The Composer, Music Alive offers financial and administrative support for orchestra composer residencies. Residencies must begin in the 2011-2012 season for two year residency ...


ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming: Deadline March 15, 2010

Thursday, 25 February 2010

We are now accepting applications for the 2010 ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming. This year’s application deadline is March 15, 2010. ...


Closing in on all 50 states participating in Orchestras Feeding America 2010!

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

We are very proud to report that more than 100 orchestras big and small have stepped up to help those most in need in their communities. Thank you to the staff, musicians, and board members at these orchestras ...


NEA Report - Regional Research Note

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

The NEA has released a new report which highlights regional and statewide differences in arts participation, which is based on the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts. ...


More ideas for Orchestras Feeding America!

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Here are a few more ideas from last year's orchestras to make your drive a huge success!

The Elgin Symphony Orchestra gave away more than 100 tickets to their concerts for those who brought food items ...


Orchestras respond to the crisis in Haiti

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Within a few short hours of the earthquake in Haiti, the League started hearing stories from throughout the field about orchestras’ efforts to help with the dire situation in Haiti. We think it’s important to share what our field is doing ...


Free League civic engagement tool with new resources available now

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Your Orchestra, Your Community: Roadmap to Success is a civic engagement tool designed by orchestras for orchestras eager to reach out and make a difference to their community’s future as well as their own. ...


National Arts Marketing and Development Conference: Special Offer Deadline Approaching

Thursday, 04 February 2010

This year, League members are invited to bring a colleague for free this year’s National Arts Marketing and Development Conference.  In addition, members are eligible for up to $160 in registration discounts. ...


2010 Orchestras Feeding America Materials Now Available

Friday, 22 January 2010

Though it would be hard to top last year's Food Drive total of over 200,000 pounds of food, collected by over 250 orchestras in all 50 states, the League is up to the challenge. (Reminder: March 2010 is Orchestras Feeding America month) ...


Submit your Summer Festival Listing Today!

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Don’t miss the opportunity to promote your summer festival in Symphony’s May/June 2010 issue and make your festival visible to thousands of musicians, conductors, board members, volunteers, administrative staff, orchestra subscribers, news media ...


Ideas for This Year’s Food Drive

Thursday, 14 January 2010

1 in 5 Americans don’t know where their next meal is coming from—last year it was 1 in 8. With more than 250 orchestras representing all 50 states, Orchestras Feeding America 2009 was the single largest orchestra project ...


Technology News of Note: January

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

With the accelerating pace of technological change, the League’s Electronic Media Services collects monthly summaries of relevant news and information regarding changes, trends and developments ...


Helen M. Thompson Award Nomination Deadline

Monday, 11 January 2010

Helen M. Thompson Award
Deadline for nominations: February 1, 2010

In 1981, an award was created to celebrate the life and work of Helen M. Thompson, the person who ...


American Express Non-Profit Leadership Academy

Friday, 08 January 2010

American Express Nonprofit Leadership Academy provides an outstanding opportunity for a small number of highly motivated orchestra staff and other nonprofit community emerging leaders to receive leadership training provided by the Center for Creative Leadership. Applications due January 22, 2010.   Click pdf here for more info.


Last chance to take advantage of special hotel rate for Mid-Winter Managers Weekend

Thursday, 07 January 2010

Special rate ends January 8, 2010 – be sure to reserve your room now!

This year’s meetings will take place January 30-February 1, 2010 (for EDs groups 1-8) in New York City at the InterContinental The Barclay New York hotel. ...


Free Nonprofit Finance Fund Webinars Available Now

Thursday, 07 January 2010

This year better your finance skills by taking advantage of these free webinars developed in association with the Nonprofit Finance Fund, available now through July. For more information about these and other opportunities to learn online ...


March/April 2010 SymphonyOnline Advertising Deadline Extended

Friday, 04 December 2009

Missed the deadline for reserving your ad in SymphonyOnline’s March/April issue?  Not to worry. The deadline for placing an ad in the online version of the magazine has been extended ...


National Arts Marketing and Development Conference—Early Bird Discount for League Members

Friday, 04 December 2009

Members of League of American Orchestras are entitled to as much as $160 in discounts to the National Arts Marketing and Development Conference, Saturday, March 13 – Tuesday, March 16, 2010. ...


Four $10,000 Grants Available for Outstanding Women Conductors

Wednesday, 02 December 2009

The League’s highly competitive Grants to Outstanding Women Conductors are designed to contribute to the career development of women conductors at the highest levels of potential. ...


United We Serve and Orchestras Feeding America

Tuesday, 01 December 2009

The Corporation for National and Community Service launched a new United We Serve initiative, Feed A Neighbor, in collaboration with the White House and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ...


Orchestras Feeding America 2010

Monday, 30 November 2009

March 2010 is Orchestras Feeding America month and the need in our communities has never been greater.  Last year more than 200 orchestras from all 50 states participated ...


BoardSource Membership Offer for League Members

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

The League is happy to be continuing its partnership with BoardSource – the “go-to” resource for comprehensive information on best-practices in nonprofit governance. Through this partnership ...


Economic Crossroads – Information You’re Looking For!

Monday, 16 November 2009

Just a reminder that we launched an important new area of the League website this summer called Economic Crossroads. We’ve added a lot of great information ...


2010 Women Conductors Grant Program Announced

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

The League’s highly competitive Grants to Outstanding Women Conductors are designed to contribute to the career development of women conductors at the highest levels ...


National Arts Marketing and Development Conference—Discount for League Members

Monday, 09 November 2009

Receive up to $160 in discounts off the registration price to the upcoming National Arts Marketing and Development Conference just for being a member of the League!  Discounts include ...


Register Now for Mid-Winter Managers Weekend

Friday, 06 November 2009

Updated 11/6. The League is pleased to invite executive directors in groups 1-8 to the 2010 Mid-Winter Managers Weekend. This year’s meeting will take place in New York City January 30-February 1, 2010. ...


Mark your calendars—This March is Orchestras Feeding America month!

Thursday, 05 November 2009

Last year more than 200 orchestras from all 50 states participated and collected over 200,000 pounds of food. In 2010 ...


New Mentoring Circle for Board Chairs of Group 7-8 Orchestras

Tuesday, 03 November 2009

Each Mentoring Circle meets once a month for six months, via conference call and or web conferencing (90-minute sessions). Content is flexible, confidential, and dynamic ...


Introducing SymphonyOnline

Monday, 02 November 2009

Starting in January, for the first time ever, the complete contents of every new issue of the award-winning Symphony magazine will be available on the League’s website ...


Take Advantage of Us!

Thursday, 22 October 2009

The League is pleased to announce that as of now, all staff and musicians of the League’s member organizations have access to The Hub. The Hub is must-read online source ...


New League/Nonprofit Finance Fund Offerings!

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Thanks to the generous partnership between the League and the Nonprofit Finance Fund, we are please to offer two new opportunities designed to help your organization ...


Last Chance to register for The Tax Webinar

Monday, 19 October 2009

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The U.S. tax requirements for foreign guest artists are vastly different than the laws for U.S. residents. Do you have all the information ...


Electronic Media Services

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Read October's Technology News of Note


Jan/Feb 2010 Symphony Magazine Advertising Deadline to be Extended

Wednesday, 07 October 2009

The advertising deadline for the January/February 2010 issue of Symphony magazine has been extended until next Friday, October 16th. ...


Apply Now for Essentials

Tuesday, 06 October 2009

One of the League’s most celebrated programs is now accepting applications


After-School Arts Partnerships Awards

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) are pleased to announce program guidelines for the After-School Arts Partnerships (ASAP) awards...


2008-2009 Orchestra Repertoire Report Online Survey

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

You’re invited to complete the League’s 2008-2009 ORR.  The survey is now simpler and more intuitive to complete...


Administrative Staff Salary and Benefits Survey

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

The annual Administrative Staff Salary and Benefits Survey is now available online... 


Learning Online

Friday, 11 September 2009

We are pleased to announce the 2009-2010 Learning Online season from your friends in Learning and Leadership Development at the League...


The League and Nonprofit Finance Fund Partnership

Friday, 11 September 2009

Helping you in tough economic times


National Arts Marketing Project Conference

Wednesday, 09 September 2009

Discount for League Members! 10/30-11/2, Providence, RI


Take the Symphony Magazine Survey

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Win an iPod!


Register Now for an Artists from Abroad Webinar!

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Learn visa and tax essentials


Deadline for Gold Book Online Submissions Approaches

Monday, 10 August 2009

Has your volunteer association come up with project ideas that might be of value to other orchestras?


Apply Now for Essentials

Monday, 10 August 2009

One of the League’s most celebrated programs is now accepting applications


Civic-Engagement Survey Results

Thursday, 06 August 2009

Survey respondents were asked to describe programs that are non-school based and aligned with civic/social goals


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