Arts Organization Development
ACHF Arts Access
The entire organization centers on the experience of learning new music, understanding and performing all music to its highest level, and performing in concerts in such a way as to enrich the arts in our community. By implementing solid financial practices, we will strengthen the organization’s operations and encourage manageable growth. A financial software system that helps us manage growing costs in a responsible way will also help us maintain the low dues and ticket prices, thereby helping to overcome barriers to accessing high-quality arts activities for both participants and audience members. Producing a video that shares our group in a larger circle than is presently known will give us the chance to really expand and build upon what we already do. That video may also introduce some people, people who don't sing or don't perform, to the world of choral singing. We will implement a survey system, analyzing the number of participants and the likelihood that they will return to sing in subsequent seasons, and analyzing the number of concert attendees, assuming that as long as the attendance does not decline that we are presenting programs that people want to see, enjoy, and will attend again in the future. We'll have to be very diligent to determine if any growth we see in participants or audience can be attributed to the video itself. This analysis would include both the surveys and personal interviews. Finally, implementing the financial software for the group will instantly improve how we track expenses and income. When the financial data is accurate and can be easily maintained by volunteer staff, then we will be able to continue to provide an affordable experience for all.
The new software provides access by multiple, password protected parties, automatically downloads and categorizes expenses and income, and provides a host of reports – all of which will insure that we have an excellent treasury record as we move forward.
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