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Striking a Balance at the Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California has changed its financial decision-making to prioritize social cohesion. This article originally appeared in Museum magazine’s May/June 2024 issue, a …

Museum Philanthropy & Fundraising Tipsheet

This tipsheet summarizes the transcript of a webinar presented by Charles Katzenmeyer, Eowyn Bates, Amy Burt, Shannon Joern, and Ginevra Ranney. It was developed with the help of ChatGPT. …

How Do You Know You’re Ready for a Campaign? Where Do You Start?

Whether constructing a new building, growing your endowment, or simply raising money for a program, campaigns are complex endeavors. Even the most organized campaigns can put staff, …

Why Museums Need Internal Audit

How do you feel when you hear the words “internal audit”? For many people, the answer is a sense of anxiety and perhaps even a muttered “uh oh.” As a group of museum internal auditors, …

Why Museum Store Sunday Matters and What’s New for This Year

Enter through the museum store! Much more than a gift shop, the museum store has become a major earned revenue stream for parent institutions as they continue to recover post-pandemic. And …

Museum People’s Favorite Museum Stores

Museumgoers know that one of the best places to find distinctive, cherishable objects, books, and apparel is in a museum store. With their connection to their institutions’ …

Museum Store Sunday 2022—Plan, Prepare, & Participate!

Museum Store Sunday is on November 27, the Sunday after Thanksgiving! Is your institution participating? Do not miss this chance to join forces with over 1,900 cultural institutions …

The Path to Financial Recovery and Resilience: An #AAM2022 Keynote by Michael Bobbitt

Michael Bobbitt, Executive Director of Mass Cultural Council, opened the Financial Wellness focus area of the 2022 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo with his keynote, “The Path to …

Point of View: Understanding Next-Gen Funders

How can museums thrive in the next era of private cultural ph…

Museum Field Experiencing Compounding Financial Losses, New Survey Reveals

For Immediate Release Arlington, VA—The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community, today released the findings from new …

From Surviving to Thriving

The Dayton Art Institute’s journey to accreditation has helped the institution become more financially stable and…
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Act Now to Speak Up for Museums!

Category: Advocacy Alert
Advocacy Alert – June 7, 2024 In this Alliance Advocacy Alert: Appropriations Update: Act Now to Speak Up for Museums! Start Today: Plan to Participate in #InviteCongress 2024 …

How to Transform a Volunteer Program in Six Steps

Category: Alliance Blog
Are you taking a second look at your museum’s volunteer program? Maybe you’re struggling with flagging recruitment and retention, questioning how the diversity of your corps aligns with …

A Bundle of Museum Collections Management Forms

Download templates for: an acquisition proposal form, accession form, donor questionnaire, deed of gift, bequest pledge form, cataloging worksheet, condition report form, deaccession form, …

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