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So, What Do They Really Want? A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Grant Making at IMLS

Wednesday, April 25 • 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EDT

Writing a grant proposal for the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) takes a significant amount of time and energy, but the return on your investment can be well worth it. Once you've identified the appropriate grant program and you've scaled your project to meet funding requirements, what can you do to maximize your chances of success? In this webinar, we'll look at the general guidance provided in the Notices of Funding Opportunities, and then consider what's behind the guidance to clarify what IMLS and peer reviewers really want to see in your proposal. We'll suggest where you should focus your efforts, point out some ways can you save time, and identify those all important deal-breakers—all in the spirit of helping you create a fundable proposal. (Hint: It's not a minute too soon to be thinking about your fall submission!)

Speakers
Helen Wechsler, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist, IMLS
Reagan Moore, Museum Program Specialist, IMLS

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Writing an InterActivity 2019 Session Proposal

Wednesday, June 13 • 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EDT

Get tips and coaching about writing a session proposal for InterActivity 2019. We'll discuss the conference theme, the InterActivity Groupsite for connecting with presenters, the online session proposal form, and the Program Committee review process. Get your questions answered!

Speakers
Dené Mosier, Executive Director, Kansas Children's Discovery Center; Co-Chair, InterActivity 2018/2019 Program Committee
Scot Sedley, Director of Business Intelligence, Stepping Stones Museum for Children; Co-Chair, InterActivity 2018/2019 Program Committee
Gretchen Kerr, Chief Operating Officer, Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus (InterActivity 2019 Host Museum)

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Cultivating and Engaging Donors: Transitioning from Transactional to Personal

Tuesday, June 19 • 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EDT

Whether you are the CEO or a museum educator working directly with families, it's critical to understand your role in philanthropy for the museum's benefit. Getting to know your donors changes the trajectory of fundraising effectiveness and outcomes. But how to be authentic? How to engage in meaningful ways? Where to start? This webinar will explore the topic and offer tips and tools on how to make your fundraising efforts more personal and less transactional. Remember, donors are human!

Speakers
Jennifer Harris, Phd, Senior Vice President, Graham-Pelton Consulting

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School Readiness: Harnessing the Collective Power of Museums, Libraries, and Other Early Learning Systems

Wednesday, July 11 • 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EDT

Learn how the regional hub model developed by Boston Children's Museum can be established in your community. Presenters will share materials, successes, challenges, and lessions learned since the project began in 2016.

Speakers
Kathryn Jones, Senior Director, Community Engagement, Boston Children's Museum
Stephanie Young, Director, Woods Memorial Library

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Making Connections: Broadening Cultural Representation in the Museum and Making Experiences

Wednesday, July 25 • 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Science Museum of Minnesota staff will share results of their three-year project funded by the National Science Foundation. Learn how the museum used listening and making to more authentically engage with family groups who identified as people of African descent, Hmong, American Indian, and Latinx. Project staff will share museum, staff, and participant level learning and impacts.

Speakers
Robby Callahan Schreiber, Museum Access & Equity Director, Science Museum of Minnesota
Keith Braadflat, Director, Learning Technologies Center, Science Museum of Minnesota
Rich Pennington, Interim Internship Manager, Science Museum of Minnesota
Marjorie Bequette, Director, Evaluation & Research in Learning, Science Museum of Minnesota

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