Development & Membership Resources
Many museums find it useful to use development/membership strategies to help achieve long-range goals and secure financial well-being. Professional members can join the Alliance’s Development and Membership Professional Network, which advances best practices in development and membership for all types of museums, gardens, historic homes, zoos, and aquariums.
The Alliance shares standards on Financial Stability.
This section has resources on assessing readiness; case statements (including economic impact); development program management; fundraising software; development planning; and evaluation of fundraising efforts; and trends in philanthropy.
- Assessing Readiness
- Case Statement
- Development Program Management
- Development Planning
- Donor Relations
- General Development
Fundraising Methods and Sources
This section has resources on fundraising methods and sources, corporate sponsorship, and in-kind goods and services.
- Annual Campaigns
- Federal Funding
- Fundraising Methods and Sources
- Mobile Giving
- Planned Giving
This section has information about the revenue generated when someone purchases a product or service from the museum. This includes revenue from facility use, food service, licensing, museum store, and travel programs.