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Hope Is Not A Strategy: Fundraising In Tough Times
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? The basics of nonprofit fundraising are more important than ever in these challenging economic times. This fast-paced webinar is presented by three experts who share their tips on successful fundraising in today’s world.
Who is your current audience and how can you engage new ones? Our country is undergoing dramatic changes as Baby Boomers age, immigration shifts take place, and household incomes struggle to keep pace. Looking at the most recent U.S. Census, Susie Wilkening discusses demographic change and the valuable way in which your organization can use census data to think about current audiences, future audiences, and their motivations and constraints.
Creating Historic House Interpretive Plans That Connect
Creating engaging historic house interpretation that really connects with your audience begins with a solid understanding of your site’s important stories. Guest speaker Nancy Bryk shows how to develop a research plan including research on the historical characters who lived in the house, the important events that took place there, and changes in the site over time. She discusses where and how to look for this information and then how to use worksheets to develop your interpretive plan based on that research
Telling A Good Story
What can you do to transform a guided tour from a recitation of facts into a meaningful story that connects with visitors? What tools can you use? How can volunteers, guides, or docents become a part of the development process rather than just a delivery system? What makes a good story and how do we show multiple perspectives? Learn the basics of developing meaningful tours and explore creative ways guides can connect with visitors who arrive at your site with many different interests.
Roadmap Or Wheel Of Fortune? Which Would You Stake Your Organization’s Future On?
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.
Juggling Balls And Other High Wire Acts: How A Well-Crafted Collections Management Policy Can Be The Safety Net That Saves Your Collections
Have you ever found yourself trying to protect your organization’s collections from well-meaning fellow staff, volunteers, or board members or from members of the community who don’t understand why their idea or proposal is not in the best interest of the collections? Using real-life examples, instructor JoAnn Lindstrom demonstrates how to use a collections management policy to help make and enforce difficult decisions.