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Online Learning

Are you an ACSO Member? We encourage you to engage in our exciting online learning programs free of charge. If you are not yet a member, join today and receive access to these online professional development sessions. ACSO is committed to expanding distance education and professional development opportunities for members that are not always able to travel to conference.

ACSO webinars are 60-to-90-minute online workshops covering an array of topics from fundraising to development to governance. To participate in a webinar, all you need is a computer and access to the internet. Webinars are free to members and $25 to not-yet-members. 

Do you have an idea for a future online learning topic or speaker? Submit your idea to [email protected]. Topics, dates, and speakers are subject to change.

Upcoming "Ask an Expert" Webinars

CRISIS ENGAGEMENT: 12 Tasks to Sustain Donors in Turbulent Times
with Matt Lehrman, Founder, Social Prosperity Partners

Amidst a still-unfolding public health and economic crisis, leaders of nonprofit organizations are profoundly challenged to sustain the support of their donors, members, volunteers, and other stakeholders. This 24-minute webinar (presented live, with additional time for open Q&A) offers an espresso shot of substantive & actionable recommendations designed to help you protect the relationships upon which your organization depends. Topics include: 

  • Taking Care of Yourself & Your Team.
  • Safeguard your Donor Management System.
  • 3 Relevant Questions to Ask your Largest Donors.
  • 4 Meaningful Ways to Connect with Small Donors.
  • Now What? What Needs to Change/What Must Stay the Same?
  • How to Unleash the Immense Power of your Volunteers.
  • Why your Vision Statement is Suddenly More Valuable than your Mission Statement, and much more.

Composer Diversity in Practice and Programming
with Rob Deemer, Founder & Director, Composer Diversity Project; Professor and Head of Composition in the School of Music at the State University of New York at Fredonia

We’ve heard it a lot in this industry: we need to diversify. But how? Launched in 2018, the Composer Diversity Database was created as the only existing tool that allows you to search for works by underrepresented composers. The project is now housed at the State University of New York at Fredonia as a full Institute, and the team has launched additional tools and research such an analysis of orchestral 2019-2020 seasons across the country in order to track diversity progress in the field. Institute Founder and Director Rob Deemer will outline the tools, models, and best practices with which to explore new repertoire and engage in discussion with participants about how and why performers, presenters, educators, researchers, and orchestras of all sizes can and should increase their programming of composers from underrepresented groups.


Mark your calendars for these webinars coming up in our "Ask an Expert" series.
No further webinars are scheduled at this time. 

 Questions? Contact us at [email protected].

On Demand Webinars
Members have access to an archive of past webinars.

Click Here to Access the Archive