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Free Nonprofit Webinars for September

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 3, 2012 in learning opportunities |

Every month, Wild Apricot (a membership management system) posts a roundup of free upcoming webinars. Some of them are a bit run-of-the-mill, but some of them are useful and interesting. Did I mention they’re also free? You can’t ask for better bang for your buck. Check out the list here.

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AASLH Webinars: StEPs Program

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 4, 2012 in free resources |

First things first: What is StEPs? StEPS stands for Standards and Excellence Program [for History Organizations]. It’s organized by those marvelous folks at the AASLH (that’s American Association for State and Local History, in case you’re in a post-holiday stupor). I’ll let them describe it in their own words: StEPs is a voluntary assessment program […]

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Free December Webinars

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 7, 2011 in free resources, learning opportunities |

Wild Apricot, which makes online membership software, has a really great blog. Each month, they do a roundup of free online webinars. (I think I’ve mentioned them before. They do a really great job.) Here’s this month’s. Highlights include: Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook 5 Trends in Technologoy that will Shape […]

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Wild Apricot’s Nonprofit Webinars Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 26, 2011 in free resources, learning opportunities |

Every month, Wild Apricot posts a great blog roundup of free nonprofit webinars. It’s a list well worth looking over; there’s usually something for everyone. If you can spare an hour or two each week, you can get some great education about nonprofit questions, many of which are directly applicable to museum work. Check out […]

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Hurricane Irene Prep

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 26, 2011 in learning opportunities |

We interrupt our regularly scheduled posting to bring you a roundup of emergency preparedness links, in anticipation of Hurricane Irene this weekend. Even if she fizzles out (which certain of us would really appreciate, ok, Irene?), it’s good to be prepared, and to learn about helping your museum be prepared. The NEDCC, always prepared, sent […]

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NEDCC Fundamentals of Digitization Series

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 19, 2011 in learning opportunities |

This is a great course of instruction offered fairly inexpensively by one of the best institutions in New England. What’s not to love? Register Now for NEDCC’s Fall 2011 FUNDAMENTALS OF DIGITIZATION WEBINAR SERIES Thursday, September 22 INTRODUCTION TO IMAGE CAPTURE Tuesday, September 27 DIGITAL PROJECT PLANNING Tuesday, October 18 METADATA Tuesday, October 25 SUSTAINABLE […]

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Museum Advocacy

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 8, 2011 in Uncategorized |

This seems sadly apropos for a week in which funding for the NEA and NEH has been cut again. AAM is doing two free museum advocacy webinars next week. Two FREE Upcoming Advocacy Programs – July 12 and July 13 AAM will offer two FREE programs next week, and we invite you to participate: August […]

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Free Fundraising Webinar Series

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 5, 2011 in free resources, professional development |

Okay, I get that fundraising and development isn’t everyone’s favorite topic in the nonprofit world, but it’s crucially important, especially in this day and age. AAM has partnered up with Alexander Haas fundraising counselors to present a series of three free webinars about how fundraising and development are changing for the years ahead. There’s a […]

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NEDCC Summer Preservation Webinars

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 28, 2011 in learning opportunities |

Heads up on these great webinars – one of them has an early-bird registration discount that ends today. Care and Handling of Scrapbooks Live online webinar When: Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 2 – 4 PM Cost: $95 ($80 Early-bird Registration) Early-bird discount available until Jun 28 – HURRY! An introduction to the structure of scrapbooks, […]

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NEDCC Risk Assessment Seminar

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 4, 2011 in professional development |

Remember a few weeks ago we talked about the NEDCC’s webinar on risk assessment for disaster planning? It had limited spaces open, and came and went last week. Luckily for those of us who couldn’t attend the initial webinar, the lovely folks at NEDCC have made it available for viewing at any time. Check it […]

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Free Webinar from NEDCC: Risk Assessment for Disaster Planning

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 13, 2011 in professional development |

NEDCC (that’s the New England Document Conservation Center) is celebrating May Day and Preservation Week by offering a great free webinar about risk assessment and disaster planning. Here’s what they say about it: NEDCC is offering a free introductory webinar on Risk Assessment for those who are beginning to work on a disaster plan or […]

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AAM Webinar on Social Media and Museum Advocacy

Posted by Kristin Bierfelt on January 20, 2011 in forum not temple |

In early December, AAM sponsored a webinar on social media and museum advocacy. Led by Stephanie Vance of Advocacy Associates, the presentation provided basic lessons in how to use newer tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to cultivate supporters and engage elected officials. Here are some of Vance’s suggestions: Blogs: If you’re writing on behalf […]

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The Foundation Center

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 17, 2011 in free resources, professional development |

Remember our post a while back about skills every museo should have? Well, one of them was grant writing. In that spirit, we’ll be talking about a few ways to educate yourself about writing grants. They may not be the flashiest, quickest way to fundraise, but they are an important piece of the puzzle. Being […]

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Connecting to Collections: A Call to Action

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 22, 2010 in free resources, professional development |

The IMLS is running a series of free webinars about caring for collections. Per their description: Using the content of the Connecting to Collections Bookshelf, Forums, and Workshops, these highly interactive webinars will connect you with experts and colleagues to discuss issues of common concern.  The series has a dual focus:  four webinars will help […]

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Free Project Management Webinars

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 6, 2010 in free resources, professional development |

Following up on those essential skills from Museos Unite, here’s an opportunity to get some free management training. Project Management Webinars from Boston University Upcoming webinars are listed at the top, but scroll down for other titles. A few to highlight: What You Must Know About Stakeholder Management Strategies for Managing Change: Managing People in […]

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Free Preservation Webinars from the Image Permanence Institute

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 1, 2010 in free resources, professional development |

The Image Permanence Institute, an NEH-funded organization based out of the Rochester Institute of Technology, is hosting a series of free webinars addressing a variety of conservation issues. The next webinar, “Managing the Storage Environment in the Southeast Region,” is on December 15th, from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., EST. For more information about the webinar […]

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The Future of Museums

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 24, 2010 in free resources |

Courtesy of the Boston Emerging Museum Professionals, here’s a link to futurist Gary Golden’s recent webinar with AAM: Gary Golden on the Future of Museums Lots to think about there. For a reaction/review blog post, check out Guzel DuChateau at the Emerging Museum Professionals blog, here. PS – Are you following the Boston Emerging Museum […]

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AAM Webinar – Social Media as Advocacy Tools

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 22, 2010 in free resources, professional development |

On Thursday, December 2 at 2:00 p.m., the American Association of Museums will be hosting a free webinar titled “Social Media as Advocacy Tools.” It’s part of their “Speak Up For Museums” initiative, which is planning all sorts of advocacy events over the next year. From the website: Many museums are already using Twitter, Facebook, […]

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