Large gifts from donors can transform an orchestra, affecting everything from launching a concert series to rethinking its mission and mandate. But how to get there? Trine Sorensen, a veteran corporate consultant who serves on the boards of orchestras and other nonprofit arts groups, offers an insider’s perspective on the strategies and tactics that lead to principal gifts in the fall issue of Symphony, the magazine of the League of the American Orchestras.
Her article, “The Transformative Gift” from the Board Room column shares insights from a session at the League of American Orchestras’ 2019 National Conference in June with Scott Showalter (President and CEO, Oregon Symphony) and Don Hasseltine (Senior Consultant, Aspen Leadership Group). It features best practices from Raising Your Largest Gifts, written by Ron Schiller (Founding Partner, Aspen Leadership Group).