How to Secure the Perfect Exhibit Partner With an RFP

Your grant was awarded. Your fundraising efforts went astonishingly well. You’re ready to bring your dream of new exhibits to fruition. How are you going to take on such a

10 Steps to Handle a Mistake

*Throwback Thursday* Here we share insight on how we handled a…gulp… really big mistake. We employ this method to this day when we make mistakes, and offer this process to you

10 Powerful Reasons You Need Partnerships

Guest blog by Jay Miller Volunteers, sponsorships, and long-term partnerships are each a type of partnership. A primary characteristic of a partnership is that the relationship benefits both or all

Do You Want Four Times the Results for Your Museum?

Do you want four times the results? As the story goes, a single Belgian Draft horse can pull 8,000 pounds of weight. A team of these draft horses can pull

What is the Most Important Question for Small Museums to Ask?

What does IQ have to do with your small museum? Well, more than you might think. But first we need to define the terms “IQ” and “small museum”. The American

How to Put a Marine in a Museum

Many of you will be heading to DC next week to attend the Annual Meeting and Museum Expo by the American Alliance of Museums. Or perhaps you’ll make a summer

A Story of Museum Advancement that Will Inspire You to Network

Success is sometimes ascribed to whom you know and what you can accomplish together, and pooling resources for better results helps everyone. In 2012 I met Ed Sheppley. Ed has

The Exhibit Budgeting Tool That Will Save You Time and Money

Have you ever walked into a multi-million dollar building only to find poster-board-style graphics for exhibits? I have. Or entered your small neighborhood visitor center to encounter high-tech virtual-reality style

Four Ways to Engage Millennials at Your Museum

Millennials are the largest generation in history, making up more than ¼ of the current US population. This demographic shift has posed significant challenges for the museum industry, as millennials