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Museums and the Living Wage: How Filoli Developed a Bold Pay Equity Initiative

Each year CFM’s TrendsWatch brings attention to bear on critical issues for museums, challenging our sector to think about how we might adapt to a rapidly changing environment. Examining a …

Museums Discover Impact Investing

CFM first flagged impact investing as a trend of significance to museums in 2013, inspired by a talk Seth Miller gave at SXSW in which he declared that “every time you spend a dollar, you …

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 …

Evolve Your Fundraising to Become More Anti racist Real Examples From the Field

Hear from professionals at museums around the country who are trying to make their fundraising practices more antiracist. As museums face ever growing pressure to holistically live the …

Capital Campaign Clinic

Museum Capital Campaigns are moving forward—even thriving—and are helping institutions navigate current challenges and ensure their future relevance. Gain practical guidance on effectively …

STEAMing into Solvency: Integrating a Museum into the Public School System

The pandemic was an economic tsunami for museums, particularly those already experiencing financial stress. Relatively new museums, still getting their feet under themselves, were at …

Planning for Sustainable Success Fundraising Management in a Changing World

This is a recorded session from the 2020 AAM Virtual Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo. Presenters: Donna McGinnis, President & CEO, Naples Botanical Garden and Kate Brueggemann, VP, …

Applying Art History to Workplace Safety: Saving Lives and Growing Revenue at the Toledo Museum of Art

Over the course of its distinguished 120-year history of art education, the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) has offered classes that extend beyond simple drawing and painting into topics ranging …

Measuring Social Impact for Financial Sustainability

This is a recorded session from the 2020 AAM Virtual Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo. This session will unpack one museum’s journey to articulate and measure their social impact. …

NHM reveals economic benefits of digitising 80 million objects

The Natural History Museum aims to digitise 80 million objects in its collection, revealing that the economic benefits of digitisation are 'at least ten times greater than the c…

#AAM2021 Elevate Stage Session: Resilient Together, Philanthropy in Museums

Confronted with the global pandemic, individual and institutional philanthropy has been responsive, engaged, and nimble. What role can philanthropy play in helping museums to recover and …

From Preservation to Participation: The Journey of Sandy Spring Museum

Many museums think that serving the needs of more ethnically diverse constituents will lose them “traditional” audience and supporters, but at Sandy Spring Museum (SSM), we’ve found just …
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How Do You Design a Fair and Effective Compensation Program?

Category: Alliance Blog
At AAM, we were fortunate to have leadership’s support from the very beginning, and although the analysis did require a significant time commitment, it has been a worthwhile investment. …

A New Site of Conscience: Sing Sing Prison Museum

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Five years ago, CFM’s TrendsWatch report examined how museums are helping society confront the need for criminal justice reform. Historic sites play an important role in this work, with …

August Advocacy Heats Up – Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum

Category: Advocacy Alert
Advocacy Alert – August 5, 2022 In this Alliance Advocacy Alert: #InviteCongress: Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum is August 15-19! Take Action: Urge Your Legislators to Support …

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