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Across the Board

The articles featured here appear in the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Across the Board, a publication of OPERA America for opera company trustees.

From OPERA America's President and CEO:

This February, nearly 50 trustees from over 30 companies joined us for the National Trustee Forum. We talked about national trends, audience research, civic practice and much more. Over and over, we returned to the importance of “learning boards” — boards with a culture of listening, understanding and acting that is based in curiosity.

Our friends at TRG Arts offer thoughts about audience building in this issue of Across the Board. With this topic (or any other), it is important that board members ask questions through the governance lens. For instance, you might ask staff to report on proposed multiyear strategies for building loyalty in the context of successful practices at other companies.

Next on the calendar is our annual conference in San Francisco this June.

- Marc A. Scorca

In This Issue

How trustees can unlock strategic thinking and set priorities around audience building that are driven by courage and fueled by appropriate...
A excerpt of survey highlights on board demographics, structures, policies, and giving.
A summary of discussion highlights from the 2019 National Trustee Forum.
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The Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Across the Board is available as a downloadable PDF.