Doris also serves on several nonprofit boards. She will assume the role of President for the Association of Fundraising Professionals in Greater Philadelphia in 2021, and serves on the board of Piffaro, the Renaissance Band, and the Maven Leadership Collective.
Registration for this webinar is required but is free and open to all League members. The League has emailed an invitation to Volunteer Council members. You can register here. To ensure that you and your colleagues are prepared for Conference registration, please contact Danny Els-Piercey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Webinar 3: How to Be an Effective Leader, June 11 at 3:00 pm Eastern/12:00pm Pacific
This webinar addresses another topic often mentioned as a primary concern of volunteer groups: identifying, growing, and supporting leaders are important challenges for our organizations.
Utilizing a conversational format, the webinar will address numerous leadership challenges. Topics will include:
Selecting and recruiting leaders
Mentoring, supporting, and encouraging new leaders
Building a “line of succession” for leadership positions
Aligning volunteers with orchestra goals
Dealing with difficult volunteers, board members, etc.
Marena Gault (Dallas Symphony Orchestra and President of the Association of Major Symphony Orchestra Volunteers [AMSOV]) chairs this webinar. Guest speakers will include Kim Noltemy, President and CEO of the DSO, and James Leffler, DSO Director of Development.
Since her appointment in January 2018, Kim Noltemy has implemented numerous new initiatives that will have a long-term impact on the landscape of classical music in Dallas and the entire industry. The DSO was the first major American orchestra to perform for an in-person audience after the COVID-19 shutdown. During her tenure, the orchestra appointed the renowned Fabio Luisi as Music Director and Gemma New as Principal Guest Conductor. In the fall of 2020, Kim introduced a comprehensive plan and commitment for equity, diversity, and inclusion at the DSO. Since the pandemic shutdown in March 2020, Kim has expanded the DSO online presence, implementing a digital strategy for 2020/21 and beyond.
James Leffler joined the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in January 2016 and currently serves as the Vice President of Development. He has broad experience in nonprofit development, having worked in a variety of areas including youth services, higher education, healthcare, and the performing arts. Additionally, James was a partner in a consulting firm that provided fundraising and digital solutions for educational institutions. James holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Performance from Columbus State University and a Master of Music in Instrumental Performance from Oklahoma City University.
League Conference registration is required to attend this webinar. The early bird fee of $95 includes access to all the Conference sessions for June 7-17, including ten free concerts! The League has opened registration. You can register here. To ensure that you and your colleagues are prepared for Conference registration, please contact Danny Els-Piercey at email@example.com.
Mark your calendars! We look forward to seeing you on April 27, June 11, and during the Conference!
Announcing the 2021 Gold Award of Excellence Competition
By Ginny Lundquist
Save the date! Share your best ideas and successes with other volunteers across the country. Enter the League of American Orchestras Volunteer Council 2021 Gold Award of Excellence competition for outstanding projects completed from September 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. Official entry forms will be available in late June and entries can be submitted through August 31, 2021. Awards include the Gold Award of Excellence, Spotlight Award, and the Classic Award (not awarded every year). Winners of these awards will be invited to present their projects at the League Conference in Los Angeles June 1-3, 2022. More information will be available on the Volunteer Council pages of the League website in June.