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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 …

Microclimates: A Greener Future for Collection Care

There are many options available for museums to address climate action and become more sustainable, but recent work at two institutions has highlighted the value in one particular method: …

What’s the Connection Between Financial Capital and Museum Education?  

In this series of posts, EdCom’s Trends Committee is taking a deeper look at emerging phenomena identified in the 2020 edition of TrendsWatch from the Center for the Future of Museums. In …

Online and the Bottom Line

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2021 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. The California Academy of Sciences focused on digital fundraising in the age of …

Forecasting the Future of Financial Sustainability Webinar

As museums navigate the financial crisis precipitated by COVID-19, leaders need to craft short-term strategies for survival, as well as long-term strategies succeeding in the post-COVID …

How museums can ethically invest their money

The top 45 museums in the US hold endowments of more than $40bn in aggregate. Unfortunately, [most] museums are invested in the very same types of companies—tobacco, weapons …

Monthly Subscriptions Make Membership Easy to Say Yes To

As cultural organizations continue to face declining membership and significant lost revenue during the pandemic, many are seeking ways to engage new audiences and retain existing members. …
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Community, connection and activism at the National Museum of African Art

Category: Leadership

Ngaire Blankenberg , the new director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art (), has been a consultant for museums and cultural destinations around the world. She draws on a …

Volunteers Want to Give: How to Respectfully Cultivate Donors from Your Corps

Category: Alliance Blog
If you ask museum leaders, their advancement teams, and volunteer program staff about cultivating volunteers as donors, you’re likely to get a mix of reactions, ranging from enthusiasm to …

How will you speak up for museums in 2022?

Category: Advocacy Alert
Advocacy Alert – January 19, 2022 In this Alliance Advocacy Alert: Register Today: Museums Advocacy Day 2022 Registration Closes THIS Friday, January 21! Contact Congress: Urge Your …

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