Ask an Expert Webinars

ACSO webinars are 60-to-90-minute online workshops or presentations covering an array of topics from fundraising to development to governance. Webinars are usually free to members and $25 to not-yet-members unless otherwise indicated. 

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The Long Road Back:  Audience Attitudes about Going Out to Concerts

Wednesday, April 21, 1-2 pm PT
Presenter: Alan Brown, Principal, WolfBrown
Free for ACSO Members; $25 for Not-Yet-Members

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Alan Brown, principal of WolfBrown, will update ACSO members on the latest data from the Covid-19 Audience Outlook Monitor study, including progress with vaccination, readiness to go out again, and consumption of digital programming. The data will focus on results for four California orchestras participating in a national cohort of orchestras. Q&A to follow.


 Being a Compassionate Leader in 2021

Wednesday, May 19, 1-2:15 pm PT
Presenter: Christina Salerno, Executive Director, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra
Free for ACSO Members; $25 for Not-Yet-Members

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The multilayered dynamics of an arts institution are complicated in the best of times, but this pandemic has pushed many of us into new, and often uncomfortable roles. How can we lead and innovate while many are facing upheaval in their lives? Learning to lead with empathy builds new bonds with staff, volunteers, donors, and audiences - bonds that will outlive any one crisis, and will help cement a better future for you and your organization.