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If You Build It: Fundraising success will come to small museums that implement a set of best practices.

If I had a dollar for every time a well-intentioned board member, volunteer, or staff member suggested one of the above fundraising tips, my organization would have a Harvard-like endowment …

Exploring the Explosion of Museum AI

Here are five good reasons you should join me in Miami Nov 1-2 to explore how museums can use artificial intelligence to fuel their work (illustrated by recent news): AI can help users in …

How AI Is Changing Sales

Executive Summary Companies are using AI in all kinds of innovative ways to advance their businesses. Sales is a key area where AI can be particularly valuable. Sales managers face the …

FASB’s Proposed Changes to the Design of Nonprofit Financial Statements and What it May Mean to Your Museum

After nearly 20 years of living with the current not-for-profit reporting model, users of financial statements of nonprofit organizations in many cases still do not have a true …

Your Museum Needs Money—Now What?

Finding and securing funding opportunities for your museum can help advance not only your museum’s goals, but your personal ones as well. It can be a daunting task and many give up or take …

Alt Funding

“Will museum collections stay ‘inside the walls’ while fundraising moves to mobile phones, or is there some way that creative museum folks can move both their collections and their …

Fighting for Philanthropy

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2012 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. Imagine a group of children settling in for a sleepover in a history museum. …

Why Is the Form 990 So Important?

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2011 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. The revised Form 990 is much more than a tax document—it’s your museum’s …

When Less is More

This article originally appeared in the September/October 2010 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. About two years ago, an assistant director of a museum on a college …

Museums: A Snapshot

This article originally appeared in the January/February 2010 edition of Museum magazine. A Rundown from 2009 Museum Financial Information Anyone who studies museums in a serious way will …

The New Borgias

In Superstruct, the Alternate Reality Game from the Institute for the Future that ran last fall, player Phil Deely wrote a story titled “The New Borgias.” Deely posited that, in the game’s …

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