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Managing a Movement

Posted on: April 20th, 2015 by GALA Communications GALA Articles No Comments

Eve Campbell and Jeff Heine share their history, passion, and experience in chorus management with GALA Choruses. Find resources for chorus management at the GALA Choruses Resource Center.  

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Best Credit Card Processors For Chorus Membership Dues

Posted on: April 10th, 2015 by Jacob Levine GALA Articles No Comments

Choruses use a wide variety of credit card processors for collecting membership dues. We interviewed a few dozen choruses to find out what the best options are and how much they cost. Check out the results below! Overview Processor Swiped Keyed Monthly Fee Quickbooks Payments 2.4% + 25¢1 3.4% + 25¢1 N/A PayPal 2.7% 2.2% […]

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Arts Advocacy Day 2015

Posted on: April 7th, 2015 by GALA Communications GALA Articles No Comments

GALA board president Mindy Taylor shares some photos and experiences from her time in Washington D.C. for Arts Advocacy Day 2015. Events were held March 23rd and 24th and serve as a way for organizations to receive crucial advocacy training from experts in the field and then put that training into practice. Here’s Mindy: “As GALA was […]

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5 Ways Choruses Track Attendance

Posted on: March 9th, 2015 by Jacob Levine GALA Articles No Comments

While building Chorus Connection, I’ve interviewed dozens of community choruses about the ways they operate. These interviews have given me a fascinating insight into the different strategies and best practices in use by community choruses all across the US. The intent of this post is to share some of those insights, specifically those related to managing […]

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Worldwide LGBT Choral Festival Roundup

Posted on: March 3rd, 2015 by Martin Brophy GALA Articles No Comments

We are dawning. Never has it been more clear that the global LGBT choral movement is here. Whether you’re globetrotting or have friends who do, we thought this list might be of interest: Andratx Gay Chorus Festival in Mallorca, Spain May 7–10, 2015 Spain’s first gay choirs festival, hosted by Mallorca Gay Men’s Chorus “Undoubtedly set […]

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Getting Grants for Your Chorus with Mitch Menchaca

Posted on: February 17th, 2015 by GALA Communications GALA Articles No Comments

Mitch Menchaca, chief operations officer (now interim CEO) of Chorus America, shares his years of experience about the grant application process for GALA Choruses. Mitch also sings with The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington DC. Learn more about funding for Choruses on the GALA Choruses Resource Center:

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Thank You for Everything You are and Do

Posted on: January 17th, 2015 by Lindsey Deaton GALA Articles No Comments

Confronted with the unimaginable death of Leelah Alcorn, the Greater Cincinnati HRC Steering Committee responded immediately to help our grieving trans community, including myself. Each member of the steering committee was incredibly supportive and provided logistical and financial support for the vigils held at Leelah’s high school and then this past Saturday in downtown Cincinnati […]

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