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Laying the Foundation at the San Francisco Girls Chorus


For many musical arts organizations, support from foundations remains an integral source of funding, whether for general operations or for targeted opportunities. This case focuses on the San Francisco Girls Chorus, an internationally renowned performing ensemble and choir training program. In particular, the case spotlights foundation research conducted by the organization and the steps it has taken to develop relationships with foundations and strengthen relationships with reliable funders.

Author: Eric Michael Laprade, ed. Michael A. Anderson
Published: Volume 2, Winter 2017
Details: PDF Downlaod – 9 pages plus Appendices
ISSN: 2475-4994

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Case Study Methodology

Eastman Case Studies for classroom use have three key attributes:

1. They offer an issue encountered by management in music administration, which demands a resolution or action.

2. They put the student into the business situation, creating an immersive experience that will sharpen student judgement and acumen for similar circumstances.

3. They are presented as chronologically compact scenarios, keeping to facts that bear on the case, and minimizing long histories and extraneous stories about musical arts organizations. The cases shine a light onto particular business problems and are packaged concisely for student learning.