The broader aim of the IHS Heritage Support Grants is for local history organizations to become stronger cultural assets, enabling the communities they serve to embrace the special stories that set them apart.
Through fundraising education, coaching assistance and panel participation, staff and volunteers of local history organizations will gain proficiency with fundraising and grant writing. Local History Services will offer a series of workshops to assist grant applicants. Attendance at workshops is not a prerequisite to apply, nor is being an IHS Local History Partner member.
HERITAGE SUPPORT GRANT OVERVIEW WEBINARS
These free recorded webinars provide an overview of the grant process.
Heritage Support Grants Overview (33 minutes)
This webinar provides an overview of the Heritage Support Grant program, looking at the types of grants, process and priorities, as well as a tour of the online grant portal. See the slides in a PDF format.
ETHICS AND STANDARDS WEBINAR
Ethics and Standards for Heritage Organizations (13 minutes)
This webinar provides an overview of the ethics and standards that heritage organizations are expected to follow as they carry out their work. Recorded February 2020.
FUNDRAISING MINI WEBINARS
Watch these quick webinars for tips on general fundraising for heritage organizations.
Case for Support (9 minutes)
This webinar explains the process for building an organization’s case for support and using that case to make an elevator pitch.
Constituent Record Management (9 minutes)
This webinar describes how an organization can create a donor relationship database, including necessary data and potential systems for nonprofits of all sizes.
Cultivation (8 minutes)
This webinar will detail relationship-building strategies an organization can implement in the fundraising program.
Donor Visits (11 minutes)
This webinar will provide ways to structure donor meetings to build strong relationships and successful solicitation strategies.
Finding Your Best Donors (11 minutes)
This webinar looks at the ways to qualify your donors in order to find your organization’s best donors.
The Fundraising Cycle (11 minutes)
This webinar details the five-step relationship cycle that is inherent in fundraising.