I’ve been digging around orchestra form 990’s at GuideStar lately and I came across what I thought was an unusually high expense under the “Compensation Of The Five Highest Paid Independent Contractors For Professional Services” category in the Phoenix Symphony 2002 return.
The Phoenix Symphony paid $74,425 that year to a company called Contact Designs for what the orchestra listed as “website design”. That’s $8,997 more than what the orchestra paid their concertmaster and $16,733 more than what they paid their director of marketing in that same year.
So I went to the Phoenix Symphony website to see what their $74,425 purchased, but I’m going to keep my observations to myself for the time being. However, I am going to say that their site inspired me to do something I think everyone here is really going to enjoy.
Send in an email letting me know what you think about the Phoenix Symphony website. Was it money well spent?