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Calling All ACSO Members to Participate in Virtual Arts Advocacy Day on April 15

Join ACSO and your art colleagues all around the state at Virtual Arts Advocacy Day on April 15, organized by Californians for the Arts, and raise your voice for the arts. Now more than ever we need to learn how to be effective and informed advocates to protect public funding for the arts.

A full day of activities has been planned or you can jump in and out of sessions as you like. ACSO Executive Director Sarah Weber will be participating in a panel at 11 AM called "Get to Know Your Statewide Advocacy Organization."

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Governance Seminar: Building Board Champions for Your Orchestra

Event Postponement and update from the League of American Orchestras as of March 11, 2020:

This event has been rescheduled due to concerns of health and safety of everyone involved. Our decision to reschedule has been based on our understanding of the stringent policies and guidelines for "social distancing" put in place by the Mayor of San Francisco and their Department of Health, the guidance we are receiving from the Centers for Disease Control concerning travel and large group gatherings, and our conversations with seminar registrants.

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Upcoming ACSO Member Mixer in Sacramento - February 10

Monday, February 10
 from 4:30-6:30 PM

58 Degrees & Holding Co., 1217 18th St., Sacramento
Click here to RSVP
Start the new year on the right foot by catching up with your colleagues over a glass of wine. Join ACSO for an informal mixer at a popular wine bar, 58 Degrees & Holding Co., in the heart of midtown Sacramento. You’ll have the opportunity to network with one another and become better acquainted with the board and staff of your professional association.  

There will not be any formal presentations - just some words of welcome from ACSO leadership and lots of mingling and connecting with your peers in the classical music community. And if you or your organization are not yet members of ACSO, this is a perfect opportunity to learn more about our member services and network.
The mixer includes hors d’oeuvres provided by ACSO and a no-host bar. It is free to members and not-yet-members. Secure your spot today!

Is Your Board Optimized? Learn the Habits of 
Highly Effective Board Members

Join the League of American Orchestras and ACSO on February 1, 2019 for an exciting leadership development seminar in Los Angeles. Is Your Board Optimized? is presented by the orchestra-savvy, Susan Howlett, author of Boards on Fire! Inspiring Leaders to Raise Money Joyfully.

After attending this workshop, you will leave knowing what highly effective board members know -- the proven-practices that don't cost money, don't require more time, but result in optimized boards. Perfect for board-staff teams, this practical session addresses the complementary roles board members play in their organization's governance and resource development.

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Ask an Expert Webinar: How to Crack the Devotion Code

Intense customer loyalty isn’t just for companies like Apple and Harley-Davidson.  Today, all sorts of organizations and companies are competing to transform mere customers into vigorous communities of support.  That spells even greater competition for non-profit arts & cultural organizations.  In this webinar, Matt Lehrman shares 5 essential strategies to grow audiences and and sustain your patrons' fervent support.  The rules of allegiance for your ticket buyers, subscribers, member and donors are changing.  If you’re not diligently pursuing your Patrons’ loyalty, someone else surely is.

Matt Lehrman, whose keynote talk at the ACSO conference challenged attendees to grade “How Relevant is My Organization?”, leads Audience Avenue, a national consulting practice that helps arts & cultural organizations innovate on topics of strategic planning, community engagement, and audience development.