Live Webinar: AASLH Conversations: Fundraising in 2020 and Beyond

Includes a Live Event on 10/13/2020 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

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AASLH Conversations 

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented crisis in our local communities, country, and world. Many are seeking answers and guidance during this time, and AASLH has been listening to the concerns from the history community. In response, we are offering more online content including the new AASLH Conversations webinar series. While no one has all the answers, we hope these topic-focused conversations will provide a space to share ideas to help us all keep moving forward.

We know many organizations are facing financial strain due to the pandemic, so we developed AASLH Conversations with that in mind. We have drastically reduced the registration fee and are also providing a special promo code to waive the registration fee completely. 

This conversation has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

Webinar Description

What does fundraising really look like during a pandemic? Join two museum fundraisers--one from a rural county museum and the other from an urban sports museum--as they walk through how they’ve handled fundraising since March. From closing to reopening and into an unknown “new normal,” Jamie Simek (Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum) and Mitch Figert (Wabash County Museum) will talk about strategies, results, and what they’re planning for the last quarter of 2020 and beyond.


DATE: October 13, 2020

TIME: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EASTERN (Remember to adjust for your time zone)

COST: $5 AASLH Members/ $10 Nonmembers/ Free for anyone by using promo code below

PROMO CODE: If you or your organization are facing financial strain due to COVID-19, please use the promo code FREEWBR20 to waive the registration fee for this webinar. 

ACCESS: You will be provided with instructions on how to access the live event upon registration.

Recording and Captioning

We will record this event. Access the Recorded Webinar in the AASLH Resource Center after the event has passed. Registrants of this event receive complimentary access to the recording in their Dashboard.

Real-time captioning is provided for the live event. A transcript of the captions is provided with the recording.

Jamie Simek

Grants and Special Projects, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

Jamie Simek specializes in nonprofit resource development at small and mid-sized institutions. Her 20-year career includes stops in university and alumni relations, student organization advising, veterans services, fundraising training, and grant writing. As both a fundraising professional and a museum professional, Jamie learns and shares everything she can about fundraising at museums of all sizes. She has presented numerous conference sessions and nonprofit workshops, chaired the StEPs Enhancement Fundraising Committee, authored the summer 2018 AASLH Technical Leaflet on fundraising basics for local history organizations, and provided fundraising to the Field Service Alliance on behalf of AAM. GrantStation and the Grant Professionals Association recognized her as sector winner of their 2019 national grant writing competition. Jamie is currently working on a book about fundraising for local history organizations. 

Mitch Figert

President and CEO, Wabash County Museum

Mitch Figert is the President and CEO of the Wabash County Museum located in Wabash, Indiana, and has more than 20 years of working in the non-profit industry. He has a passion for multi-generational programming that engages families, captures stories, and highlights opportunities for community development. Mitch graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2017 with a Master of Public Administration in Non-profit Leadership and he now serves as an Alumni Ambassador. He is also in his second term as an elected member of the Wabash City Council. When not working or serving on a variety of community groups, Mitch can be found enjoying time with his wife, Sylvia, and their three children Haylee, Hayden, and Haynes.

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