BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Membership’

  • Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members. As your home for history, we want to ensure you are getting […]

  • Editors Robert P. Connolly and Elizabeth Bollwerk present a “how to” guide for museums to integrate themselves into their communities as co-creators and valuable assets. Positioning Your Museum as a Critical Community Asset: A Practical Guide uses six thematic sections with case studies from museums around the world that successfully aligned their mission and resources with the needs […]

  • 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 […]

  • Because of limited (or no) staff, membership management in libraries and museums is often undertaken by staff and volunteers with no experience in membership. This can mean that museum membership levels are stagnant or dropping or Friends of the Library groups have few members. In either case, the organization suffers because of less-than-optimal revenues. Membership […]

  • The 2015 Meeting of the Membership included reports from Norman Burns (Council Treasurer) and John Dichtl (President and CEO), as well as an address from Julie Rose (Council Chair) and results of 2015 Council elections. Tobi Voigt of the Detroit Historical Society issued the invitation to Detroit for AASLH’s 2016 Annual Meeting.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Attracting younger generations to your organization can present major challenges. This technical leaflet details how The Abbe Museum formed the Abbe Underground, an affinity group for the Gen X and Gen Y community, how they did it, and their ongoing challenges. “For organizations that depend on membership and private donations, as well as public interest […]

  • Does your organization’s membership program need a jumpstart? Are you trying to grow new members? Join us for a lively discussion about how to develop a membership marketing plan for your organization and increase revenue. Everything has changed when it comes to membership and engagement. Learn about the Membership Life Cycle and how to engage your […]

  • Does your organization jump from one fundraising idea to another without a clear plan? Do you exist on a shoestring budget, hoping someone discovers the wonderful things your organization does and magically makes all worries melt away with a large financial gift? Does you membership program operate on the assumption that people will renew this […]