It called for major investments in helping orchestras increase their capacity to be relevant and responsive to the needs of their diverse communities, as well as develop effective leaders and robust organizations.
It also called for the League to strengthen its own internal capacities in order to better serve the field.
Strengthening the League’s Capacity
Last year, the League developed and commenced a major, two-year infrastructure plan that will transform the League for the future. The League’s $2 million Playing our Part campaign will fund the four strategic priorities of this plan.
This recent capacity building work has helped the League deliver vital information and learning to orchestras as they work to navigate the current pandemic.
In January 2020, the League relocated to 520 Eighth Avenue in the Garment District of New York City. The new space will:
- Support collaboration and innovation among League staff.
- Feature facilities that enable League staff to effectively engage with and provide service to its members.
- Save the League $250,000 annually in occupancy costs.
In Fall 2020, the League will launch a new website that reflects, serves, and inspires a vibrant and diverse orchestral community. The new site will:
- Provide greater access to timely and relevant information.
- Support members in their organizational roles and through professional development.
- Showcase the orchestral community to the larger public.
Integrated Technology Ecosystem
The League’s new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform, Fonteva, is integrating multiple dimensions of engagement from memberships and event registrations to donor data. This will:
- Improve data integrity.
- Empower League staff to better understand and serve its members.
- Provide a seamless, high-value experience for members when engaging with League programs and resources.
New Digital Learning Program
The League’s new digital learning program is expanding its longstanding investment in the professional development of orchestra leaders. It is helping the League to:
- Deliver critical knowledge and expertise to support members in this unprecedented and unpredictable time.
- Reach exponentially more orchestra leaders.
- Disseminate knowledge in adaptive formats that are relevant to 21st century learners.
- Provide an array of learning opportunities that meet the broad needs of the field.
Why Your Support Matters
When the League launched this campaign earlier in the year, we viewed it as a pivotal moment in the League's history; a chance to transform the way the League serves its membership and the entire orchestral community:
- Providing greater access to timely, relevant information and new learning.
- Removing participation barriers to highly valued learning offerings.
- Improving overall service to orchestras and all who serve them.
Now, as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the need for these changes and the infrastructure to support them is greater than ever, as we strive to deliver the vital information and learning that orchestras need to navigate the current crisis.
We hope you will "Play your Part" and make a gift to the League's Playing our Part campaign. We can't do it without you!
For additional information, please contact a member of the League's development team: