Chorus Connection Blog

Choir Management Software - Build or Buy?

Jacob Levine October 15, 2018
Like most community choruses, you may have pulled together a hodgepodge of tools to manage your organization and are now starting to look for something more robust. So you have a choice to make: do you build something new? Or do you purchase an existing solution, like choir management software?
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Building a Community with Bachtoberfests and Beer Choir

Tori Cook October 11, 2018
Singing and drinking have gone hand-in-hand for a long time - dating back to the 13th century. "Beer Choir" recently took root in the U.S. in 2015. This new outlet for singing presented opportunities to help community choruses recruit new singers, raise money, and strengthen their communities.
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20 Ideas for Getting Your Members Involved in the Chorus's Fundraising Initiatives

Tori Cook September 28, 2018
One thing we know for sure: members are the lifeblood of any community chorus. If you want your chorus's fundraising initiatives to be successful, look to your singing members to lead the way. Here are twenty ideas for engaging them with the chorus's fundraising initiatives!
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Lux Choir - a Semi-Professional Choir of College-Aged Singers

Tori Cook September 19, 2018
At Chorus Connection, we love meeting choral leaders and choruses from all over the world. When we discover a chorus that is superbly unique, we feel compelled to tell their story. That's how I felt when I came across the website for Lux Choir, a semi-professional college-aged choir.
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Overcoming Resistance to Change Within Choral Organizations

Tori Cook September 13, 2018
We are all hard-wired to fear change. But change can be a good thing! The world is always changing and community choruses need to adapt to their new environments in order to survive and thrive. So how do we overcome resistance to change and work together to make progress within our organizations?
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How Your Choir's Marketing Chair Can Use Chorus Connection

Tori Cook September 06, 2018
A choir's marketing team is crucial to its success. Use Chorus Connection to help your Marketing Chair stay organized, source content, communicate with their team, and engage members in promotional activities.
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How to Find Major Donors for Your Community Chorus

Tori Cook August 29, 2018
Finding major donors is no easy feat. You have to put a lot of effort into researching prospects, attending events, and cultivating relationships before someone is willing to make a significant contribution to your chorus. But, if you invest the time, the payoff can certainly be worth it!
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How Your Membership Committee Can Use Chorus Connection to Engage Singers

Tori Cook August 23, 2018
Chorus Connection is more than a place to store member data for community choruses; it's a tool that empowers choruses to build a real community for their members! This article will give Membership Committees a framework for using Chorus Connection as a tool to engage singers.
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How Chorus pro Musica Raised $16K+ in a Facebook Giving Tuesday Campaign

Tori Cook August 20, 2018
Annual fund drives. The never-ending quest for nonprofit community choruses to obtain just enough donations needed every year to survive. Find out how Boston's Chorus pro Musica utilized Facebook fundraising tools on Giving Tuesday to raise an additional $16K for their annual fund!
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Building Community Through Collaborations - Bridging Voices QSA Youth Chorus

Tori Cook August 17, 2018
The mission of Bridging Voices (Portland's first QSA Youth Chorus) is to build bridges, not walls, and to break down the foundations of homophobia and transphobia through visibility and diversity. One way they achieve this mission is through collaborations with like-minded organizations. Learn more!
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