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  • Detroit’s story reflects our own. Collectively and individually, we are constantly evolving, embracing new opportunities, and reacting to forces beyond our control. Navigating these contemporary challenges, while facing an unpredictable future, requires periodically re-thinking our direction.  In doing so, we rely on the past for context, examples, and inspiration. The role of a public historian […]

  • This study addresses the plight of history organizations whose prospects of long-term survival are precarious. With a pressing need for new models, this study questions fundamental assumptions about governance and funding. Discussions include: Sustaining Organizations Through Best Practices and New Approaches History As A Third World Country: Why History is Difficult to Sustain Characteristics of Unsustainable […]

  • 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 […]

  • This session discusses three projects at local museums that seemed insurmountable, including moving a historic village to a new location and developing, opening, and accrediting a new museum in under three years. The presentation provides detailed information on strategies for completing and funding the impossible. Chair: Neal Hitch, Executive Director, Imperial Valley Desert Museum, Ocotillo, […]

  • Are you part of a coalition advocating for the creation of powerful new streams of funding that will make history more accessible, more consistent with standards, more prevalent, and more relevant? Learn about expectations and realities of sources such as lodging, sales, environmental offset taxes, and voluntary income taxes. Chair: David Grabitske, Manager of Outreach […]

  • 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 […]

  • Have you heard about Sustaining Places? It’s an online encyclopedia of resources for small museums and historical organizations! As a collaborative project of the Museum Studies Program at the University of Delaware and the Tri-State Coalition of Historic Places, this website collects and shares examples of good ideas and best practices for small historical organizations. On this site, you can find example forms […]

  • 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 […]

  • Nonprofit Hub has some great articles on volunteer management and nonprofits. Check out their page for advice on recruiting, maintaining, and inspiring volunteers! Topics include: senior volunteers connecting board members with volunteers preventing volunteer burnout and enhancing volunteer relations

  • Want to learn how to use social media to engage with your audience and recruit donors and volunteers? Alec Stern, VP of Strategic Market Development for Constant Contact, has some tips on engagement marketing for nonprofits. Your web presence and use of platforms like Twitter and Pinterest can have big results for your organization! → Engage […]