For local history organizations to move forward, the board, volunteers and staff need to continually learn new skills. Our Local History Services staff has crafted workshops and webinars to help you succeed by developing new expertise and learning best practices. We also offer workshops on demand at your site.
Developing a Long-Range Plan
Monday, Nov. 11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (register by Nov. 6)
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis
Cost: $20; $15 IHS member; $10 Local History Partner
When you develop a long-range plan for your institution, you’re creating a tool that will help guide your decision making for the future. It’s also one of the most important ways you can show potential funders and stakeholders that your organization is moving forward thoughtfully and intentionally. In this workshop, we’ll identify the steps of a successful planning process, brainstorm ways to get your community involved, and learn how to work with a logic model. Addresses AASLH StEPs Standards MVG 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. LEU credits available.
Building a Strong Board – REGISTER
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2 to 3 p.m. (register by Nov. 12)
Good board training is the foundation for a strong board. In this webinar, you’ll learn some of the basics of board service. Whether you’re a current board member or are responsible for board training, this webinar will provide you with valuable insight and information. Addresses AASLH StEPs Standards MVG 5, MGMT 2 and 8. One LEU credit available.
The Ethics of Deaccessioning – REGISTER
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2 to 3 p.m. (register by Dec. 3)
There are so many ethical issues to consider when embarking on a deaccessioning endeavor at your organization. This webinar will help you understand the different issues involved in deaccessioning so you can take on the task with confidence. Addresses AASLH StEPs Standards MVG 2 and 3, COLL 1, 2, 3 and 4, and MGMT 1 and 3. One LEU credit available.
NOTE: To access recordings, you will be asked to enter your first and last name as well as your email address. Recorded webinars are free to view.
Annual Fund: Building a Program that Fits Your Organization (60 minutes)
A strong annual fund program provides vital support to an organization, but the first steps can feel daunting. This webinar covers ways to create an efficient and effective annual program that goes beyond the year-end letter.
Great (E)News! How to Create an Outstanding E-Newsletter (60 minutes)
Thinking about starting an e-newsletter, or wondering how to spice up your content? This webinar is packed with useful tips you can use to get your news out. We’ll cover e-newsletter service providers, content, formats, design tips and analytics.
Laying a Strong Foundation: Planning and Implementing Building Projects (72 minutes)
Is a building project in your future? Do you want to learn more about best practices, fundraising and working with contractors? This webinar covers the basics of planning and implementing successful capital projects. Originally recorded on Feb. 5, 2018.
Members as Donors (60 minutes)
Learn how to think of your members as donors in order to strengthen their connections to your organization and streamline your fundraising process. A Heritage Support Grants Webinar.
Understanding Audiences and Visitors (60 minutes)
Explore how to use visitor information and demographic research to make your organization more relevant. Then get up close and personal as we dive into how to provide excellent customer service and create a great experience for each visitor. Originally recorded on Aug. 15, 2019.
Local History Services staff will come to your location to present a free workshop just for your organization – or you can include other groups in your neighborhood. The workshops are casual, interactive, filled with information and even a few laughs. Workshop topics include collections, governance, management and more.
To find out about topics or to schedule a workshop, email email@example.com or call (317) 232-4591.
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