This session is designed to provide practical advice to aid museum professionals in becoming more effective fundraisers, particularly those at smaller institutions with limited staff. It is appropriate for staff and volunteers from institutions regardless of size. Participants will learn about involving boards in fundraising, leveraging government grants, securing general operating funding in a climate that prioritizes program funding, effectively communicating value to key audiences (government, foundations, corporations, and individuals), organizing and prioritizing development work, and tips on stewardship, securing major gifts, annual fund, and membership.

Chad Roberts, Jamie Clements, Jennifer Burch