Museum grant writers pay attention to grant lexicons; this post covers grant opportunity lexicons and how to find and use them for greater success.
AAM offers 3 steps museums can take toward achieving sustainable finances: paying attention to data, fostering financial literacy, and experimentation
Museum leaders must focus on financial capital—investments that generate income—and think strategically about how to grow and leverage it.
Museum professionals should look at all options for increasing government funding, including advocacy, grant acquisition and innovation; AAM analysis
The future of museums depends partially on charitable income; shifts in donor behavior must be understood, anticipated and accommodated
The future of museums depends on leaders understanding earned income, the impact of shifting markets or events, how it should be adapted or innovated
The future of museums rests on effective financial decisions, which cover earned income, charitable income, government funding, and financial capital
Museums often lack funding to support permanent employment and turn to temporary staffing; the parameters of this must be ethical
Museums are handling the economic impact of the pandemic real time and need to plan and be better prepared for the next disaster to avoid bankruptcy.
Virtual museum visits still offer health giving benefits including peace and rejuvenation. Museums should consider this for their web presence.
Museum leaders must make sure that staff have all the tools needed to work remotely, including a web-based CMS and options for personal connection.
The future of museums includes encouraging visitors to learn, critically evaluate their views, engage in difficult conversation, democratic dialogue
Museum advocacy includes writing letters to congressional representatives; advice on what to include and emphasize, how to structure to get results
Museum workers can focus on strategic museum projects while working remotely; future project preparation, museum management, and museum advocacy.
Museum workers can focus on digital museum projects while working remotely; digital asset cleanup, digital collections management, and digital strategy
The future of museums depends upon attracting, engaging and keeping millennial visitors, including as donors. Includes research and strategies.
From 2020 onward millennials will become an increasingly and influential demographic. The future of museums and funding depends on engaging millennials
The US stimulus package associated with the coronavirus pandemic allocates funds to museums, but it’s insufficient and more must be done
Millennials comprise the majority of museum visitors yet their numbers for attendance are not as high as they need to be due to economic factors
There is little current data to support assertions about trends in museum attendance; urge public agencies to fund current and comprehensive studies
The top five barriers to museum entry and enjoyment for seniors are: comfort, sensory, physical accessibility, safety, and practical access.
Museum professionals have options for professional advocacy including information that supports salary negotiations; here is a list of resources
Museum unpaid internships are common; commitment to Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) is a reason to prioritize paid internships
A museum’s mission statement and strategic plan are created based on core values held by museum staff, informing the future of museums
Visitor engagement with museum collections and exhibits includes the use of technology to augment and expand their experience and enjoyment.