Web project assistance/ support and a consortium approach to working on projects are among the needs of local history related organizations, according to a survey of participants in the recent Fundraising/Effective Grant Writing workshop hosted by the History Alliance.
Of the 24 participants in the workshop, which was held at the Lee Library on Dec. 1st, 18 completed short survey forms in which they gave their preferences for future workshop and programming topics.Â The group listened to speakers, who gave information about funding opportunities and grant writing tips,Â and many participantsÂ joined the discussion as well.
Other ideas from the group included:
â€¢More fundraising workshops
â€¢Workshops about securing and caring for collections
â€¢Workshops about working collaboratively with teachers
â€¢Website hosting and development
Almost all who completed the survey wanted more fundraising workshops (this was a check-off item) but many also chose the other check-off items as well: Securing the Collections and Working with Teachers.
Collaboration and consortium were words that showed up in several surveys. One person suggested a consortium for purchasing and for traveling exhibitions.
Speakers at the workshop were:Â Pleun Bouricius, Assistant Director of Mass Humanities; Maeve O’Dea, Program Director at Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation; and Judith Monachina, Coordinator of the History Alliance.
The History Alliance is working on all of these ideas, and will keep you posted on future programs and projects.
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