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.
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‚Äôs 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. ¬†
Includes a list of resources for choruses engaged in political advocacy