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  • Wondering what a museum director actually does? About to start your first director’s job? Looking for guidance in starting up a museum or working with a museum director? Hugh Genoways, Lynne Ireland, and Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko have taken the mystery out and put common sense and good guidance in. Learn about everything from budgets and strategic […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • In the latest technical leaflet from History News, Klingler and Roberts tackle the tricky issue of budgets: how to make them, how to use them, and how they can help you evaluate your organization and goals. Your budget is one of the most important steps in making your plans for the future a reality. It’s your […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • For the last decade there has been much talk about “repurposing” historic house museums for new uses or users because some just are not financially sustainable. Virtually every national and some state history conferences over the years have had at least one panel session about this topic. It has been seven years since the second […]

  • This curriculum is intended for use by service providers (field service programs, state and regional museum associations, etc.), consultants, and others who present training workshops for paid and unpaid staff of museums, historical societies, historic houses and other organizations. The curriculum content is based on standards in the StEPs program and geared for small- to mid-sized […]

  • The Museum Association of New York (MANY) is pleased to provide this overview of trends and issues concerning the museum and heritage organization community in New York State. Our industry faces many operational and programmatic challenges: layoffs, program cutbacks, and funding losses plague many institutions in a sector known for leveraging every dollar it receives. […]

  • This paper addresses issues faced by museums and nonprofits as the economy slowed in 2009. Rather than suggesting a quick fix of downsizing until the economy recovers, the authors offer suggestions for ways for institutions to not only survive, but to recreate themselves into stronger and more successful nonprofits. Offered are six ways of new […]