Unleash the Creative Potential at Your Museum
Wednesday, February 28 • 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST
Research demonstrates that creativity is developed through experience. Pulling from the academic fields of education, psychology, and neuroscience, the Bay Area Discovery Museum's Center for Childhood Creativity has developed the CREATE Framework, a unique pedagogical framework that outlines how educators can build children's creative problem-solving through intentional experiences. Learn more about this framework and how it can be applied to any program at your museum.
Amy Eisenmann, Early Education Advisor, Bay Area Discovery Museum/Center for Childhood Creativity
Lisa Regalla, Deputy Director, Center for Childhood Creativity
Helen Hadani, Head of Research, Center for Childhood Creativity
Free for ACM Members!
The Rules of Engagement—Why Stewardship Matters for Long-Term Support
Monday, March 26 • 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EDT
Many professionals use the term "stewardship" as a catch-all phrase for mostly donor recognition and acknowledgment. In actuality, stewardship is the intentional and methodical safeguarding of assets of others by an organization. Great stewardship will lead to opportunities and model behavior for others to follow. This can be a challenge to combine with "donor-centered fundraising," but this philosophy centers and strategically manages the donor relationship more effectively than using a set of broad definitions. This webinar will detail the activities your museum must take on to ensure that stewardship is a methodical, integrated part of your culture, leading to gifts of a lifetime.The webinar will aslo detail ways to build streamlined activities such as reporting, process creation, prudent spending and investment, and the relational activities of conveying ongoing appreciation.
Alex Senchak, Vice President, Graham-Pelton Consulting
Free for ACM Members!
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!)
Helen Wechsler, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist, IMLS
Reagan Moore, Museum Program Specialist, IMLS