OCLP 2021 Participants will use this page to learn more about speakers and prepare for sessions each day. This page will be updated through the summer and should be used by OCLP Participants only. Articles and other pre-session assignments will be posted here.
Participants will be asked to volunteer for two community events throughout the summer. Students can sign up below!
David Whitehill – President & CEO ArtsinStark and the Cultural Center for the Arts
June 15 – 9-10am
Running an arts organization takes a lot of funds. David Whitehill will speak to us about how ArtsinStark is working to fund and advocate for the arts organizations of Stark County.
Michelle Charles – President &CEO, Canton Symphony Orchestra
June 15 – 10:15-10:45am
What does funding look like at the Canton Symphony? Michelle Charles will give us an overview of the finances of the Canton Symphony so we can keep those details in mind as we work on our program ideas for the final project.
Brenda Cummins – Donor Relations Officer, Cleveland Foundation
June 15 – 11am-12pm
Brenda will guide us through the granting process from the very beginning to the very end. We will learn about different ways to get grants and what makes a successful grant application.
Gail Martino – CSO Board Chair
Michelle Charles – President & CEO, Canton Symphony Orchestra
June 17 – 9-10am
The relationship between the board and the administration is important to the success of an organization. Gail Martino and Michelle Charles will describe the relationship between the CSO Board and CSO staff and the goals they have for the future of the board and organization.
LaFlovia “Flo” Ginanni – Director of Project Blueprint, United Way of Greater Stark County
June 17 – 10:15-11:15am
A board is so important to the function of a non-profit, but our boards do not look like the communities we serve. How can we create a diverse board and how can we better serve our board members so we can use their diverse talents to further the mission of the symphony?