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.
Board Roles in Fundraising
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2 to 3:15 p.m. (register by Feb. 20)
Board members have an important role to play in the organization’s fundraising. This webinar will cover some of these responsibilities, and explore how education, communication and planning can help everyone get on the same page and move forward with fundraising. Addresses AASLH StEPs standards MVG 3 and 5; and MGMT 1 and 2. LEU credits available.
Pitching Your Project
Thursday, March 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (register by March 6)
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis
Knock your full grant proposal out of the park. The batting order for this workshop includes logic models, grant writing tips and one-on-one time with your LHS grant coach. In the afternoon, we will provide time and computer access for anyone interested in doing some on-site writing.
Annual Giving and Special Events
Tuesday, June 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (register by June 17)
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Rooney Library, Meeting Room 1, West Terre Haute
Thursday, June 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (register by June 19)
Tipton County Heritage Center and Museum, Tipton
Join us for a two-for-one. We’ll spend the morning talking about the importance of the annual fund as the basis for all other fundraising efforts. In the afternoon, we’ll discuss special events and how they can help build relationships with donors. Attend half day or join us for the full day at either location.
Watch these free recorded webinars that provide an overview of the grant process.
Note: To access the recording, you will be asked to enter your first and last name, as well as your email address.