At a time when orchestras are developing innovative new ways to serve all constituents, it is critically important to apply better practices in equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) to stakeholder engagement and fundraising. On Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 3:00pm Eastern/12:00pm Pacific, the League of American Orchestras’ EDI as an Imperative in Stakeholder Engagement and Fundraising webinar will show how approaching development work with an EDI lens can help orchestras attract diverse staff and volunteers, engage more audiences, and strengthen mission impact. Speakers at the session are Lee Bynum, vice president of impact, Minnesota Opera; Sharon Hatchett, Volunteer Council member, League of American Orchestras; Ron Schiller, founding partner, Aspen Leadership Group; and Ed Yim, chief content officer and senior vice president, WQXR, and Board Member, League of American Orchestras. The webinar will offer ways to move from EDI awareness to action and sustainable organizational change, and explore topics including inclusive philanthropic cultures, the importance of recruiting and retaining diverse staff, boards, and volunteers, and practices to engage potential stakeholders.

EDI as an Imperative in Stakeholder Engagement and Fundraising takes place on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 3pm Eastern/12pm Pacific; a recording will be available after the live event. Learn more and register here. Contact Member Services at with questions.