BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Advocacy’

  • Do your elected officials know how you serve their constituents?  Do you have champions for your organization? Are you prepared in the event legislation or policies are proposed that would adversely affect your museum? Advocacy involves communicating what your museum does and why it is important. Making advocacy a part of ongoing operations can help build […]

  • Small Fish, Big Pond:  How to Effectively Advocate in Your Community Can history organizations afford to not be engaged in advocacy? Find your voice in this session focused on advocacy techniques at both the state and local level, and in both large and small communities. Chair:  Melissa Prycer, Executive Director, Dallas Heritage Village, Dallas, TX; […]

  • The History Relevance Campaign is a diverse group of history professionals posing questions about what makes the past relevant today. The Campaign serves as a catalyst for discovering, demonstrating, and promulgating the value of history for individuals, communities, and the nation. AASLH is proud to be a partner in this important effort. We believe that history can have more impact when it connects […]

  • Scarcity of resources is an ever-present concern in our world and in our field. When resources are scarce, it can be tempting to adopt a mindset that there aren’t any resources—time, human, financial—to share or use for meaningful collaborations. Yet, when done carefully and thoughtfully, collaborations can help augment resources, freeing mental bandwidth to solve […]

  • The Institute for Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICE) is an immersion program for mid-career museum, preservation, historic site, and other arts and culture professionals designed to introduce business applications and principles of entrepreneurial thinking with the goal of expanding vision and leadership skills. ICE is a dynamic, four-day experience that immerses participants in the world of nonprofit […]

  • An excerpt from the Small Museum Toolkit, “Reaching and Responding to the Audience,” this article explores how museums connect with their surrounding community by becoming engaging neighbors and community advocates. Walden discusses a number of museums who, despite limited resources and staff, are successfully collaborating with their neighbors to improve the vibrancy of life in […]

  • Since the Spring of 2010 the Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s graduate public history program has partnered with the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County to provide a service learning experience for students while assisting the historical society to preserve and open numerous manuscript collections.  Thanks to the efforts of the historical society and its […]

  • This resource of the Indiana Historical Society Local History Services is a brief overview designed for museum staff and board members of the steps involved in developing a successful annual fundraising program. Topics covered include membership, annual giving, major gifts, corporate giving, grants, in-kind gifts, special event fundraising, and planned giving. This technical leaflet was […]

  • Written for museum board members, this short pamphlet provides guidance for the first step towards creating an endowment – whether you find a donor, launch a campaign, or establish one restricted by the board. Resource provided by Indiana Historical Society Local History Services

  • These sessions focus on supplying a basic knowledge of the technological developments of photography in the 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-centuries with special focus on albumen, silver gelatin, and chromogenic print materials, and glass plate and film base negatives. Instructor: Debra Hess Norris, Chair of the Art Conservation Department at the University of Delaware, and Professor of […]