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WEBINARS
     

NISE Network  Workshop
Futures Thinking - Exploring Ideas and Developing Skills to Shape Our World 

June 11, 2024, 11:00 a.m. (AZ)
Join us as we share an introduction to the key ideas of futures thinking and resources for integrating this approach into your STEM engagement efforts. During this online workshop, we will explore practices that can be used with diverse learners and share examples of STEM engagement activities that allow participants to consider different future scenarios.

Network for Good Webinar
The Board-Executive Relationship  

June 11 , 2024, 11:00 a.m. (AZ)
June 18, 2024, 1:00 p.m. (AZ)
In this 2-part webinar series, participants will learn: the characteristics of an effective partnership; positive ways to strengthen the board-executive relationship; how to handle conflict between the board and executive; and how to promote transparency and accountability.

Chronicle of Philanthropy Webinar  ($69)
Attracting Support for Community Foundations

June 13, 2024, 11:00 a.m. (AZ)
Learn from Samuel Bellamy of the Coastal Community Foundation and Irfan Hasan of the New York Community Trust how to approach and engage program officers, write proposals that rise above the competition, and more.

Nonprofit Learning Lab Webinar
Leveraging the Summer Slowdowns: How to Prepare for End-of-Year Fundraising in June

June 13, 2024, 9:00 a.m. (AZ)
Jumpstart End-of-Year fundraising efforts with a a clear plan for marketing and development teams to kick off EOY fundraising, explore how to incorporate powerful impact metrics into your EOY fundraising message, and learn how to capture powerful stories of transformation to share with donors during your EOY campaign(s).

DisArt Academy Webinar
Moving From Disability Compliance to Culture

June 13, 2024, 11:00 a.m. (AZ)
The webinar will cover essential concepts of disability such as preferred terminology, evolving approaches, and common misconceptions. 

GrantStation Webinar ($159/3 webinars) 
The Stages and Challenges During a Capital Campaign 

June 18, 2024, 11:00 a.m. (AZ)
Discover what happens during the five phases typical to most capital campaigns: the family, quiet, leadership, close-out, and public phases. You’ll leave with an understanding of each phase’s goals and the potential challenges you’ll face along the way.

Grant Station Webinar ($39) 
Partner with Communities of Faith for Social Impact
 
June 17, 2024, 11:00 a.m. (AZ)
Learn strategies for identifying potential faith-based partners that align with your organization's mission; navigating the complexities of faith-based collaboration with respect, sensitivity, and inclusivity; how partnering with faith-based organizations can reach a broader audience; and how partnering together can enhance programs and initiatives.

Texas Historical Commission Webinar 
Historic Building Interpretation for Elementary School Students 

June 18, 2024, 8:00 a.m. (AZ)
Using Gibbs Farm in St. Paul, Minnesota as a case study, this webinar delves into the strategies behind crafting and executing compelling field trip programming.

Balboa Park Online Community Webinar 
Revolutionizing Cultural Heritage: XR and Generative AI for Inclusive Engagement 

June 20, 2024, 8:00 a.m. (AZ)  
Dr. James Hutson will talk about how Extended Reality (XR) and Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) have emerged as transformative tools in preserving and disseminating cultural heritage.  

Association of Art Museum Curators Webinar
Learning From: Museums and HBCU Partnerships

June 26, 2024, 9:00 a.m. (AZ)
Centering on the evolution and implementation of the ART_CC program, the panel will discuss how the program is designed to provide students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities with two-year fellowships in Registration and Collections Management.

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts Webinar 
Succession Planning for Cultural Institutions, Part One: Research Findings 

June 28, 2024, 9:00 a.m. (AZ)  
Join Michelle Eisenberg, Executive Director of CCAHA, and Tom Clareson, Senior Consultant for Digital & Preservation Services at Lyrasis, for a presentation on the findings of the report of the Collections Stewardship Succession Planning Initiative.

Small City-Owned Museums Group
Zoom Meeting

July 9, 2024, 11:00 a.m. (AZ)

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts Webinar
Succession Planning for Cultural Institutions, Part Two: Resource Roadmap

July 10, 2024, 9:00 a.m. (AZ)
Join Dyani Feige, CCAHA Director of Preservation Services, and Tom Clareson, Senior Consultant for Digital & Preservation Services at Lyrasis for a presentation on resources developed as part of a Cultural Stewardship Succession Planning Initiative.

Association of Art Museum Curators Webinar
Learning From: Curating Paper

July 10, 2024, 9:00 a.m. (AZ)  
Speakers will share their insights into The Paper Project’s initiative's aim of preserving the traditional expertise of print and drawing curators, while also encouraging innovative curatorial approaches and maintaining relevance in the graphic arts realm of the 21st century. 

American Association for State and Local History Webinar
Jingle All the Way: Maximizing Your Museum's Holiday Potential
July 23, 2024, 12:00 p.m. (AZ) 
Discover how your historic house or history museum can leverage December's holiday season to enhance community engagement. As the most visited (and most profitable) season for many organizations, we'll discuss how to equip staff and volunteers with the necessary knowledge and skills to research, plan, and host holiday events. We'll explore how researching the regional history of Christmas from diverse perspectives can distinguish your offerings from other holiday events, and how to expand traditional programs to attract a larger, more diverse audience.

Blue Avocado Webinar
What Nonprofits Need to Know About Fiscal Sponsorships – Live Q&A

July 25, 2024, 11:00 a.m. (AZ)
Led by panelists Colleen Lazanich, CEO of CalNonprofits Insurance Services, and Brian Johnson, Head of North American Actuarial Advisory of Guy Carpenter, this webinar will provide an overview of fiscal sponsorships, including: types of fiscal sponsorships; considerations for sponsors and their projects; and how insurance is impacted.



MEETINGS, CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS  

Community Foundation for Southern Arizona Workshop
Demystifying Grant Writing: A Workshop to Build Your Confidence and Skills

June 10, 2024, 9:00 a.m.
Sahuarita Food Bank & Community Resource Center (17750 S. La Canada Drive, Sahuarita)
Learn how to build a comprehensive grant “vault” that ensures easy access to essential information for crafting compelling proposals.

International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection 2024 Annual Conference
June 15-19, 2024
Chicago IL

Network for Good Workshop
Good Governance is a Team Sport!

June 25, 2024, 9:00 a.m.
Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, Tucson
With the primary focus will be on helping boards govern more effectively, this fun and interactive session will underscore the importance of working together to achieve shared goals and maximize the organization’s impact. This workshop is targeted toward Board leaders and the staff members who interact with and support the Board and its committees.

MuseumNext
Museum Learning Summit 
July 16-17, 2024

American Association for State and Local History Workshop ($350)
Collections Camp: Textiles  

June 17-18, 2023
Connecticut Museum of Culture and History, Hartford, CT

Association of Academic Museums and Galleries 2024 Conference: Belong
June 24-26, 2024
Online

Preserve AZ Conference  
June 25-28, 2024  
Prescott AZ

American Association for State and Local History Workshop
What’s Cooking? New Directions in Historic House Kitchens

June 27, 2024
Old Westbury Gardens, Westbury NY  

American Assocaition for State and Local History ($350)
Project Management for History Professionals

July 9-10, 2024
Utah Historical Society, Salt Lake City UT

Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists
August 14-17, 2024
Chicago IL 

2024 American Association for State and Local History Annual Conference
September 11-14, 2024
Mobile AL

MuseumNext
Museum Games & Play Summit 

September 18-19, 2024

Western Museums Association Annual Conference
September 25-28, 2024
Tucson AZ

Slave Dwelling Conference 2024: The Illusion of Freedom:  Slavery in the Northern States
October 3-5, 2024
Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia PA

Condition Report: The State of Public History in the South
October 5-6, 2024
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

CampingCon 2024
October 10-12, 2024
Camp Thunderbird, Mimbres NM 

Visitor Experience Conference 2024
October 20-23, 2024
Richmond VA

Council on Library and Information Virtual Meeting 
Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum 

October 22-23, 2024

Museum Computer Network
October 22-24, 2024
Lawrence, KS 

MuseumNext 
Digital Collections Summit 

October 22-23, 2024

2024 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums
November 12-14, 2024
Palm Springs CA

National Humanities Conference
November 13-17, 2024
Providence RI

National Council on Public History Annual Meeting
March 26-29, 2025
Montréal, Québec, Canada 

 

COURSES    

American Association for State and Local History Online Courses
August 26 – September 27: Best Practices for Inclusive Workspaces  
August 26 – October 18: Collections Management 100: Collection Development 
August 26 – October 18: Leadership and Administration for History Organizations

American Association for State and Local History
Arcus Leadership Program Courses
Specifically designed for emerging and mid-level professionals and volunteers, these self-paced courses help participants understand the most critical topics in the history field and incorporate that understanding into their work. Start these courses any time.
Accessibility for Historical Organizations 
Creating Engaging Social Media Content for Historical Organizations  
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for History Organizations 
Foundational Principles of LGBTQ+ Inclusion  
Introduction to Fundraising   
Introduction to Indigenous History 
Program Planning for Nonprofits 

GrantStation 
Turbocharge Your Grantwriting Skills
 ($399)
7 units guide you through the entire grant proposal process step-by-step. You’ll learn how to craft an organizational background, compelling statement of need, process and outcome evaluation, approach, and budget with detailed videos, downloads, examples, and other resources. 

Finding New Sources of Funding in Challenging Times
This 45 minute on-demand course will help you think beyond traditional sources of financial support to fund cultural resource projects. Learn how to evaluate a cultural resource project for its value in serving broader community needs. Review traditional funding types versus alternative sources that can be redirected to meet project goals. 

Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) and the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) Online Course
Museum Collections Documentation and Data Cleaning

Provides essential museum documentation information for museum staff with all levels of knowledge. It begins with an introductory overview and ends with specific documentation issues. Learners can take the modules in order or choose a module or two that fits their needs.
(On demand)

Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) and the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) Online Course
Preservation Housekeeping for Heritage Sites and Small Museums

Covers guidelines, best practices and resources for the regular upkeep of historic interiors and exteriors as well as the contents of historic buildings. This one- to two-hour self-paced course has been designed for those who work or volunteer in small museums or heritage sites and who have little to no training in conservation.
(On demand)



Museum Association of Arizona

P.O. Box 63902,
Phoenix, Arizona 85082

azmuseums@gmail.com

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