Is your museum grant ready?
From the author of Is Your Museum Grant-Ready? Assessing Your Organization’s Potential for Funding come two new AASLH Continuing Education webinars that will give you the knowledge and tools to answer “yes, we’re ready.”
March 2, 3-4:15 pm EST
Getting Ready for Grants
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 need to have a project or grant deadline yet, just an interest in getting ready to get grants. Learn more.
March 9, 3-4:15 pm EST
Writing the Grant: What’s the Process Like?
Proposal-writing is not rocket science. It’s a skill–and in some ways an art form–that 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 and what not to do when choosing words and examples; how to help yourself over writing-blocks; and how to help get the application in on time! There’s no need to have a project or grant deadline yet, just an interest in helping your institution get its grant applications submitted! Learn more.
Leading this webinar is Sarah Sutton (you might know her as Sarah Brophy), a long-time independent museum professional working with historical societies, parks, gardens, zoos, and aquariums, helping them find good money for good projects.
She is the author of Is Your Museum Grant-Ready? Assessing Your Organization’s Potential for Funding and Environmental Sustainability at Historic Sites and History Museums, both part of AASLH’s History Series with Rowman & Littlefield Press.
Visit our Calendar of Events to learn about more AASLH Continuing Education Opportunities.
Want to learn more about grants?
- Book: Is Your Museum Grant-Ready? Assessing Your Organization’s Potential for Funding
- Website: Grants.gov
- Technical Leaflet: Is Your Site Grant-Ready?
- History News Article: Save Our History: Grant Writing Tips for a Successful Application
- Book (Free PDF): Taking Public History for Granted: A Grant-Writing Guide for Public Historians