Chorus Connection Blog

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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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 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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The Power of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising for Choruses

Tori Cook July 30, 2018
What happens when you take proven peer-to-peer fundraising strategies from the most successful nonprofit organizations and try them out with a community chorus? Find out in this week's blog!
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7 Fundraising Focus Areas for Community Choruses

Tori Cook July 13, 2018
Fundraising. One of the most substantial challenges facing community choruses today. When considering how a choral organization can increase its annual revenue, here are seven vital fundraising areas on which to focus.
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A Quick Guide to Setting Up Facebook Donations for Your Chorus

Tori Cook May 31, 2018
With nonprofit choruses, online donation tools are becoming the norm. While these tools can help increase the amount of donations received, choruses still end up losing a portion of their proceeds to transaction fees. There is, however, one platform that doesn't charge any fees at all: Facebook.
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Syncing Your Chorus's Payment Data to Your Accounting Software

Tori Cook April 24, 2018
Ticket sales, donations, and member dues are a few examples of payments that choruses receive. But keeping track of these payments in accounting software can be burdensome. In this post, we'll focus on setting up integrations to push your payments data into your accounting software automatically!
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Ticket Buyers and Donors Go Hand in Hand (How to Sync Your Data)

Tori Cook April 19, 2018
On this week's #AutomationApril blog, we're discussing how to integrate your ticket sales platform with your donor management platform. Find out how!
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Syncing Your Chorus's Donor Data to Your Email Marketing Platform

Tori Cook April 11, 2018
Syncing your donor data to your email marketing platform gives you the opportunity to engage your donors through email and increase donations. Learn how to integrate your donor management and email marketing platforms!
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