BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Mission Statement’

  • 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

  • This course proposes that museum administration and leadership matter, regardless the size or focus of your organization. Topics include governance and administrative structure, nonprofit status, mission and vision, board and staff responsibilities, the relationship between board and staff, strategic planning, human resource management, and leadership. Course Overview:  During the eight weeks of this course, modules addressing […]

  • History organizations work today in a world filled with shifting and often competing realities. It is no longer acceptable to simply be a protector and preserver of the past. Explore the importance of defining and evaluating organizational impact through strategic thinking and planning. Presenter: Anne Ackerson, Leading by Design

  • Is there a duller session topic than good governance? If you’re thinking we should title this “Spoonfuls of Castor Oil” then this session is for you. Your organization’s success depends on strong leadership. So if you’ve been avoiding difficult improvements, then try this -we’ll use satire, sarcasm, and slapstick humor to jumpstart your museum’s good […]

  • LISTEN  This webinar with instructor Carolyn Brackett includes: Characteristics of a good board and of good board members Identifying best candidates for your organization Recruiting the best board members    

  • Mission statement of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.  

  • This highlights the State Museum of Pennsylvania’s Mission Statement, Central Values, Goals, and Functional Description of work areas.

  • The Shiloh Museum’s mission statement highlights the institution’s purpose for existence.

  • LISTEN: Download audio Participants explore the sometimes competing institutional goals of staying true to mission and earning revenue. Speakers from different types of organizations will explore how they find the balance. Includes group discussion. AASLH makes available for download a selection of sessions from past annual meetings. Please note that these are raw audio files […]

  • Book One of the Small Museum Toolkit Set. Small museums face the same challenges as large museums on a tighter budget and with fewer resources. Navigating these obstacles requires strong leadership and effective governance. The creation and use of planning documents and a clear mission and vision are essential to pursuing the long-term health of […]