Fundraising for Small Museums: In Good Times and Bad

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Rowman Altamira, May 16, 2011 - Business & Economics - 236 pages
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This clear, accessible manual is designed specifically for people running the thousands of small museums, historic houses, and historic sites across the U.S. and Canada. Typically, these smaller institutions lack endowments and are under-funded. They also tend to be understaffed, so that their administrators wear many hats: curator, researcher, building manager, accountant, and fundraiser, to name a few. This guide will help small-museum administrators performs their jobs more efficiently by teaching them how to secure funding for their programs and institutions.
 

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Contents

PHILANTHROPY AND THE NONPROFIT WORLD
1
THE UNIVERSE OF FUNDRAISING
27
STEWARDSHIP
55
METHODS OF SOLICITATION
85
MEMBERSHIP ANNUAL APPEAL AND SPECIAL EVENTS
109
MANAGING A CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
135
GRANTSMANSHIP
153
MAJOR GIFTS TRANSFORMATIONAL GIFTS AND PLANNED GIVING
179
NOTES
197
BIBLIOGRAPHY
205
INDEX
213
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Salvatore G. Cilella, Jr. is president and CEO of the Atlanta Historical Society and has spent much of his life raising money for various organizations, including the Smithsonian Institution and Columbia Museum of Art.

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