Fundraising, institutional planning, project management, and sustainability are crucial components of any successful nonprofit cultural institution. Whether an organization is just beginning or is looking to expand, these sessions will help participants better understand development best practices that should be incorporated into an organization's daily operations. Our technical leaflets are designed to offer practical guidance and actionable steps as practitioners seek to meet a diversity of African American heritage centered goals. They are written by expert public humanities practitioners from across the state and country.
This fundraising and sustainability brochure is a 6 step guide for non-profits to use in developing the foundational infrastructure to fundraise more effectively. After working through these stages, you will have the basic tools you need to have conversations with donors.
- Content for this brochure was developed by Barber & Associates, LLC.
So you have this idea! You've found a significant person, place, story, or a collection of amazing objects that you think other people would benefit from learning about. This leaflet outlines the journey from an idea to the creation of a museum or community cultural center.
- Barbara Lau, Executive Director, Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice
- Frachele Scott, Managing Director, Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice
This technical leaflet will give insight to grassroots organizations, historical societies or small museums on how to get started in the process, of transforming an African American property, into a cultural attraction that can appeal to broad and diverse audiences.
- Ahmad Ward, Executive Director for the Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park, Hilton Head Island, SC
Do you, your family, or community have an important story to tell to a larger audience? Do you have special photographs, keepsakes, or heirlooms in your possession that you would like to share with others? Are there histories that you and your community are stewarding that you want to preserve for future generations? Is your group working towards the recognition of a historically meaningful person or event? These are all great reasons to begin a storytelling project.
- Kimber Heinz J. Heinz, Public Historian and Founder, Scaffold Exhibits & Consulting