There will be financial crises during the lifetime of just about any nonprofit organization. A crisis is defined by an unexpected, short-term duration (a few months to a year or so) financial deficit.

This publication contains notes on how science centers, children’s museums, and related institutions have handled such crises in the past. Handling the crisis depends on the particular situation, of course.

The notes describe a variety of tactics institutions have used as short term fixes, to buy time for the longer-term improvements.

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