BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Board of Directors’

  • This webinar includes information on: Day-to-day board operations How to build a relationship with your board Importance of rewards Presenter: Carolyn Brackett, National Trust for Historic Preservation

  • Museum and Historic Site Management: A Case Study Approach utilizes the classic business case study approach to help museum and public history professionals think through different scenarios and understand/anticipate different points of view in resolving issues. The case studies are fictionalized representations of real life situations that have occurred at museums, historic sites, and non-profit […]

  • Recorded as part of the 2013 AASLH Online Conference, this session led by museum trustees with decades of board experience will help you build an effective and engaged board. The board/director partnership is critical and it begins with having the best board possible. Presenters include: Jim McCreight, President, Museum Trustee Association, Beaverton, OR Carl Hart, […]

  • Recorded as part of the 2014 AASLH Online Conference, this webinar, Your Most Valuable Partnership: Engaging Your Board to Ensure Success and Sustainability examines your relationship with your board. Are you setting them up for success? Listen to your colleagues from around the country as they identify strategies you can use to ensure your board is […]

  • In the second technical leaflet in their financial series, Stacy L. Klingler and Laura B. Roberts move beyond the topic of budgets into a discussion of long-term strategic financial management. A budget is the place to start, but to ensure financial success and stability, you also need ways to monitor your financial performance and to […]

  • Did you know we offer recordings from many of our past webinars online to download and stream, and that some are even free? These are a great way to take a virtual “class” from an expert and to learn about topics that matter to you and your organization! From fundraising to creating collections policies to […]

  • Today’s history and cultural heritage museum leaders are part visionary and part foot soldier, but what makes them tick? Are there attitudes, philosophies and skills that set some people apart from the thousands charged with moving institutions forward? What lessons can we draw from their stories? Now more than ever, success as a museum leader […]

  • Directors of small history museums will share their experience in making positive changes in poorly functioning boards with solutions that include team building, community involvement, and the difficult issue of removing a member from the board. Presenters: Janice Klein, Consultant, EightSixSix Consulting Susan Goganian, Director, Beverly Historical Society Rebecca Mavencamp, Director, Rockford Area Historical Society […]

  • People say that money talks. Too often, however, people don’t want to talk about money. People often shy away from talking about finances beyond a cursory approval of the budget and financial reports until there is a crisis. Ongoing monitoring and conversations about finances are the foundation of a healthy organization. In this StEPs Lab, we […]

  • Interpreting slavery, with its powerful resonances, is a privilege and a great responsibility. We have an obligation to the public to share a comprehensive and conscientious story of the past, especially as studies show that the public considers museums to be their most trusted source of historical information. The Tracing Center conducted a survey to […]