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.
Thursday, March 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (register by March 5)
Dubois County Museum, Jasper
Monday, May 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (register by May 2)
Elkhart County Historical Museum, Bristol
Fundraising can be intimidating for many organizations, but it does not have to be. This workshop offers an introduction to the principles of fundraising. We will discuss the development cycle, and how it applies to local history organizations. We will also explore how to build a case for support using your organization’s story to attract new donors, retain current donors and secure larger donations. A Heritage Support Grants workshop. Addresses AASLH StEPs Standards MGMT 1 and 2. LEU credits available.
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.