Contracted Services By Type
The Alliance has compiled this set of contracted services by type from amongst its own offerings as well as those throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.
The International Society of Appraisers has a list of seven questions to ask before hiring an appraiser.
Architects and Contractors
American Institute of Architects provides a brochure titled You and Your Architect (PDF, 20 pages). It discusses how to select an architect, the types of services available, negotiating an agreement, methods of compensation, and keeping the project on track.
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) has guidelines for selecting a conservator.
The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) offers a technical leaflet on working with a conservator. It explains condition reports, treatment proposals, and treatment reports.
The Alliance’s Museum Marketplace provides a list of vendors and contractors that can help museums complete projects.
Michigan State University maintains a list of directories for fundraising and grant-writing consultants.
Tony Poderis notes that it is appropriate to engage a consultant to create a development plan, design a campaign, or conduct a feasibility study.
Tony Poderis article discusses the types of fundraising consultants and their fees and offers suggestions for selecting one.
This Tony Poderis article offers a sample consulting contract for an annual fund campaign; it can be adapted for capital, endowment, or sponsorship campaigns.
The College Art Association provides guidelines and a checklist for museums hiring guest curators, artists to create an exhibit of their own work, and catalogue essayists.
The American Bar Association provides assistance for nonprofits.
The Institute of Management Consultants USA shares its code of ethics for certified management consultants.