Tasks of a working board member include one or more of the following:
" Recruiting and development- determine actions to attract new choir members and board members; determine long-term goals; develop choir rules and guidelines for attendance, apparel, etc..
" Fund raising - soliciting businesses for donations; sell advertising in choir programs.
" Marketing - preparing mailings and paid advertising documents
" Promotion - sending out press and calendar releases to local newspapers, periodicals, colleges, TV media, Public Service announcements to radio stations
" Accounting - general accounting work, keeping track of choir's expenses, paying bills, creating budgets and financial reports, etc..
" Music selection - assist director in suggesting music for performance.
" Performance venues - contacting venues and setting up rehearsal and performance dates/times. Provide assistance at performances by selling tickets at door, recruiting ushers, etc.
" Printed program/posters/tickets - layout and submission to printer.
" Website management - update web-site with concert information, performances, etc..
" Basic legal expertise as it pertains to copyright and tax-exempt status, the contracting of the director and accompanist, and ASCAP licensing.
Board membership is a three year commitment. Meetings are held monthly for 1 to 1 1/2 hours - members are asked to attend concert performances (currently, two or three per year), and an occasional rehearsal.