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Chorus Managers

This section provides content and information to assist with the day-to-day, short-term and long-term management of your Chorus.

Are you just starting out and looking for help? Are you having some difficulties with fundraising or ticket sales? Look for help on these topics in this section of the Resource Center.

Starting a GALA Chorus
Reviews the kinds of questions you will need to consider when starting a chorus.

Provides resources regarding member orientation, member handbooks, attendance policies, software products available for managing choruses, member dues policies and alumni relations.

Contains examples of charts of accounts and classes for setting up accounting software, budgets and related budget comparison reports. Includes information on IRS 990 requirements, employee vs independent contractor questions and insurance considerations.

Fund Development
Includes a wealth of information on case statements, development plans, individual donors, grants, corporate sponsorships and more.

Contains information on creating a marketing plan with specific examples of graphics and artwork, audience development, eMarketing, social media and advertising.

Outreach and Tours
Provides stories and testimonials, example documents and policies regarding tours and guidelines for outreach to schools.

Ask the Chorus Management 411 Advisor
Jeff Heine serves as the GALA Choruses 411 Advisor for Chorus Managers.  Jeff has been Executive Director of Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus since 2009, and served two seasons on the Board of Directors as Chair of Resource Development.  Jeff is also a professional Relationship Management and Targeted Marketing consultant.  GALA member choruses can request a complimentary consultation by filling out the 411 Advisor Request form.  

Advocacy Resources
Includes a list of resources for choruses engaged in political advocacy

Resource Center Chorus Managers

Interested in Starting a Youth Chorus?

GALA 411 Advisor Susan Haugh is your contact for information about youth choruses, from exploring the formation of a new chorus to ideas to help you manage your own youth chorus today. Susan is the founding Executive Artistic Director of Dreams of Hope (now in its tenth season), a multidisciplinary arts organization for queer youth and allies, and serves currently as its Artistic Director. Apply to work with Susan through the 411 Program.