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  • Technical Leaflet 283: Fundraising Basics for Local History Organizations

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    Fundraising Basics for Local History Organizations is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #283 by Jamie Simek tackles fundraising strategies for small and local history organizations.

    Fundraising Basics for Local History Organizations is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #283 by Jamie Simek tackles fundraising strategies for small and local history organizations. By understanding what potential donors want from your site, you can better align their goals with your own and foster meaningful relationships that benefit both parties. Understanding fundraising is essential for every type of site.

  • Technical Leaflet 284: 101 Ideas for New Revenue at History Organizations

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    101 Ideas for New Revenue at History Organizations is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #284 offers a wide range of fundraising ideas for small and local history organizations.

    101 Ideas for New Revenue at History Organizations is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #284 offers a wide range of fundraising ideas for small and local history organizations in six categories: programs and tours, facilities and policies, partnerships, reevaluating existing offerings, community relations, and products.

  • Technical Leaflet 285: Engaging Descendant Communities in the Interpretation of Slavery: A Rubric of Best Practices

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    Engaging Descendant Communities in the Interpretation of Slavery: A Rubric of Best Practices is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #285 contains a rubric developed by the National Summit on Teaching Slavery to provide institutions with guidance in the meaningful and ethical interpretation of the topic of slavery.

    Engaging Descendant Communities in the Interpretation of Slavery: A Rubric of Best Practices is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #285 contains a rubric developed by the National Summit on Teaching Slavery to provide institutions with guidance in the meaningful and ethical interpretation of the topic of slavery. 

  • Technical Leaflet 286: Choosing a Collections Management System

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    Choosing a Collections Management System is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #286, developed by the AASLH Collections Management Systems Task Force, outlines best practices in selecting a collections management system for your institution.

    Choosing a Collections Management System is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #286, developed by the AASLH Collections Management Systems Task Force, outlines best practices in selecting a collections management system for your institution. 

  • Workshop: Project Management for History Professionals (Oct 2019)

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    TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM, NASHVILLE, TN | OCT. 17-18, 2019 | Project Management for History Professionals is an onsite AASLH workshop in which participants learn how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history context. This workshop is taught by Gina Minks.

    Project Management provides valuable instruction in planning, managing and successfully completing projects of all types. In this workshop, you will learn how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history context. Instruction will cover all of the details in the four steps to successful project management:

    1. Define (creating a project charter, setting initial objectives, identifying risks and constraints, and more)
    2. Plan (developing a schedule, budget, etc.)
    3. Manage (providing feedback, negotiating for resources and resolving differences)
    4. Review (turning over deliverables, documentation and more)

    Using real project ideas, participants apply project management principles to create a project charter and scope diagram that help them return home equipped to begin or continue their project in an efficient, orderly and open manner.

    Details

    FORMAT: In-person group workshop

    LENGTH: Two days (Approx 9:00 am – 5:00 pm)

    DATE: October 17-18, 2019

    LOCATION: Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN

    MATERIALS: Workshop materials will be provided upon registration and in-person at the event.

    COST: $475 AASLH members/ $560 nonmembers

    REGISTRATION: August 6 - October 15, 2019

    ** Save $40 when you register by September 16, 2019 and use promo code EARLYBIRD19 at checkout! **

    Who Should Take Part in this Workshop:

    Project Management is valuable training for staff at all levels. And, whether your work involves exhibitions, education and programs, planning, fundraising, collections, historic preservation or the many other tasks staff at history organizations address every day, you will leave this workshop with new skills, ideas and tools for successfully completing projects.

    Feedback from Participants:

    “Project management is usually discussed in terms of software development or construction management. It was so helpful to see its value within a humanities context. This is some of the best professional development I have ever experienced. Excellent instruction.” –2015 workshop participant

    About the Faculty

    AASLH welcomes Gina Minks as its new project management instructor. For the past five years, Gina has had her own consulting business and taught project management classes for the University of North Texas. She has also taught for the Library Information Technology Association and the Society of American Archivists. Prior to that, she served as the Imaging and Preservation service manager for Amigos Library Services where she managed NEH grants. Gina is active in professional associations including her current service as a board member for the Society of American Archivists Foundation. She is also a member of the National Heritage Responders and has been part of disaster recovery after Hurricane Ike, Hurricane Wilma, and Super Storm Sandy.