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Mission and Institutional Planning Resources


The Alliance shares standards on Mission and Planning.

Change Management

This section addresses organizational change and transitions and has information about closing permanently, life cycles and mergers.

Community Engagement

This section has resources to help museums consider different aspects of community engagement and collaboration.

Information Technology

This section has resources on communications equipment, data backup, hardware, Internet access, museum websites, networks, online privacy and security, software and technology planning.

Institutional Planning

This section provides information about different planning models, institutional assessments, strategic plans, annual operating plans, business planning, benchmarking, dashboards and capacity building.

Mission and Vision

This section offers resources to help a museum articulate these guiding statements.

Recorded Webinars

The Alliance provides over 70 recorded webinars covering a range of topics including on institutional planning and mission-related practices. Purchase of each recorded webinar includes access to the archived recording and presentation materials.

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