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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, …

Supporting Staff Well-being in a Partisan Time

Growing partisan tensions and increasing public tendencies to engage in hostility and rudeness are adding to the stress faced by museums’ frontline staff. How can museums protect …

The Longevity Strategy Designing Sustainable Digital Content

Museums often create great digital content that lasts only until the funding runs out or the point person moves on. How can we create digital platforms and programs that will last? This …

When Robots Learn to be Creative, What Happens to Informal Learning

The proliferation of AI, particularly Large-Language Models, has rapidly emerged as a transformative force in formal education. This presentation explores the factors driving the increasing …

Sharing Authority with Indigenous Peoples

Museums are in the early stages of repairing their relationships with Indigenous communities, learning how to undo some of the harm resulting from traditional museum practices. In this …

Effective Strategies for Strengthening Americans’ Democratic Attitudes

American democracy is under a significant threat from a concerning number of partisans who tolerate anti-democratic practices endorsed by political elites and/or harboring strong hostility …

Front Line Staff Take Center Stage in Career Advancement

 What’s more valuable than successfully hiring new talent? Retaining and advancing the skills of your existing, experienced, and well-trained staff. Learn from employees at the …

Wellbeing Creating Thriving Teams in the Post Pandemic Workplace

This recording is from the Future of Museums Summit held November 1-2, 2023. Over the past three decades, Gallup has conducted extensive interviews with 2.7 million employees from over …

Putting AI to Work in the Museum

This recording is from the Future of Museums Summit held November 1-2, 2023. How can artificial intelligence amplify the power and impact of museums? Hear from staff and researchers using …

Navigating Partisan Tensions

This recording is from the Future of Museums Summit held November 1-2, 2023. The ongoing nationwide political climate and the evolving “culture wars” are resonating deeply …

Museums and the Elephant in the Room: The Slave Dwelling Project

This recording is from the Future of Museums Summit held November 1-2, 2023. Museums and historic sites have the potential to address historical injustices through reparative practices, …

Building Connected Communities Museums as Bridges Across Divides

This recording is from the Future of Museums Summit held November 1-2, 2023. This presentation delves into the intricate relationship between values, bridging and engaging audiences across …
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One of my all-time favorite sayings is, “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together,” which was the case with the Museum Marketing, Communications, & Audience …

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