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Recent Posts by Elizabeth Merritt

Museum Pricing for Affordability and Profit

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What does it cost to buy an airline ticket, book a rideshare service, or make a hotel reservation? Nowadays the answer to that question may vary minute-to-minute, as companies use data …

Sustainable Investing Part 3: Case Study of the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
In parts one and two of this series, Anna Raginskaya introduced readers to sustainable investing, discussed its relevance to museums, and provided some practical advice for organizations …

Teaching the World to Value Collections (while making some $$)

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I hope you will join me later this month for a webinar exploring how museums can build income streams around their collections and win hearts and minds in the process. While the session is …

Toxic Philanthropy

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We live in a time in which the public is hyper sensitive to the ethics of where money comes from, and where it goes. As I observed in TrendsWatch 2015, nonprofits don’t get a free pass in …

Sustainable Investing: A Practical Guide for Museums – Part 2

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This is the second of a three-part series on sustainable investing. In part one, Anna Raginskaya, Financial Advisor, Blue Rider Group at Morgan Stanley reviewed the concept of sustainable …

Sustainable Investing: A Practical Guide for Museums – Part 1

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Earlier this year a guest post on this blog advocated for museums harnessing their endowments to mission-related goals through a financial practice known as impact investing. In today’s …

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