BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Funding’

  • 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 […]

  • From 1986 until his death in 2009, Brian O’Neill served as General Superintendent of Golden Gate National Parks. His work with the Park Service emphasized the importance of sharing responsibility for our natural heritage and empowering the next generation of environmental stewards. O’Neill’s twenty-one partnership success factors offer concrete rules for establishing and maintaining fruitful […]

  • Does your membership program operate on the assumption that people will renew this year because they did last year? It’s not enough to assume your members will support your organization because it does good things. The trends of the past two decades have changed everything when it comes to membership and engagement, and where people choose […]

  • Proposal-writing is not rocket science. It’s a skill – and a bit of an art – and anyone can learn.  If your institution is ready to attract grants, and you’ve organized your project well, then it’s time to write.  We’ll look at where to look for good information to make your case; what to do […]

  • It’s all in the preparation!  Successful applications have more to do with institutional and project preparation than with writing — really. In this fast-paced, fun, slightly off-the-wall session we will discuss the characteristics of a grant-ready institution and a grant-ready project, and then review the important components of the proposal-writing team and a successful proposal. There’s no […]

  • We know the coming decades will bring about massive changes that will create both stress and opportunities for our historic house museums. Recognizing and responding to future trends is a crucial skill for all history museums professionals. By employing futures thinking we can develop adaptable organizational plans, create more sustainable institutions, and better serve our […]

  • Giving circles are made up of individuals who pool their resources and then decide together where these resources should be distributed. They also include social, educational, and engagement aspects that seem to engage participants in their communities and increase their understanding of philanthropy and community issues. This report presents data from a study to understand […]

  • The Economic Contribution of Museums in Minnesota is a study commissioned by the Minnesota Association of Museums with funding from  the University of Minnesota’s Tourism Center Carlson Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality Chair. The study provides insight into one state’s vibrant museum community as well as ways others might measure and/or benchmark their own state’s (or region’s) economic impact. […]

  • Sonya Lovine is a Sponsored Research Officer at California State University, Sacramento. She recently received her master’s degree in Public History from Sacramento State. For her thesis project, she wrote Taking Public History for Granted: A Grant-Writing Guide for Public Historians.  In an interview at Public History Commons (an initiative of the National Council on […]

  • 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 […]