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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. …

Planning for Sustainable Success: Building a Development Plan for Museums

A strategic annual development plan is the document every nonprofit organization should have to identify how much money it needs to raise and how it will successfully secure those …

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, …

60 Ideas in 60 Minutes: Museum Philanthropy & Membership Post Pandemic

Building museum resilience begins with diversifying revenue sources and creating long-term philanthropic partnerships. Philanthropy—and its symbolic and lucrative community-centered …

What makes a successful museum cafe?

This resource was collected from an organization in the nonprofit or museum sector. AAM reviewed and approved this as a resource based on the organization's authority and expertise and …

Governmental Accounting Standards Board

This resource was collected from an organization in the nonprofit or museum sector. AAM reviewed and approved this as a resource based on the organization's authority and expertise and …

Get Smart About Art Donations

This resource was collected from an organization in the nonprofit or museum sector. AAM reviewed and approved this as a resource based on the organization's authority and expertise and …

Financial Accounting Standards Board

This resource was collected from an organization in the nonprofit or museum sector. AAM reviewed and approved this as a resource based on the organization's authority and expertise and …

Publication 956: How To Depreciate Property

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Nonprofit Audit Guide

This resource was collected from an organization in the nonprofit or museum sector. AAM reviewed and approved this as a resource based on the organization's authority and expertise and …

Planning and Writing an Annual Budget

This resource was collected from an organization in the nonprofit or museum sector. AAM reviewed and approved this as a resource based on the organization's authority and expertise and …

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Category: Alliance Blog
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