Betty explores and reminisces with the TSI’s extensive inventory of pieces, parts, and artifacts from over the years.

10 Unethical Practices Happening in the Exhibit Industry

What are some questionable practices in the exhibit design and fabrication world that lack integrity and honesty? At TSI one of our core values is integrity and honesty. At times,

Why and How: You Can Create Memorable Experiences

Does your museum, nature center, zoo or visitor oriented space want more visitors? Do you want that visit to be memorable? How can your site become more well known? There’s

Get Inspired With This Fundraising Success Story!

Check out this amazing fundraising success story from Camp McDowell in Nauvoo, Alabama! Do you have a great success story that you’d like to share? Drop us a line at

These Tips Will Make You a Better Fundraiser

I’m going to share some key development and capital campaign tips I learned at a workshop at Camp McDowell, AL at the ANCA Summit.  Impressively, they raised over $7.5 Million

How Do You Improve Your Body and Mind With Nature?

The month of July is park and recreation month, supported by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). In support of their Get Your Play On campaign, we encourage you

Experts  in the Field: Lessons from Tim Merriman

Established planner, leader, and interpretation veteran, Tim Merriman takes the time to share some of his career experience with us this week. You may know Tim from the several books

Can Animals Help Your Visitors Feel Empathy?

How do you combine empathy, a story and remember those who served in our military forces? The American Alliance of Museum Conference was last week. Much of the discussion was

How to Learn Leadership Like a Woman

I recently got an email from a female client in a leadership position. She was meeting with another peer sharing stories about their work environment and being a female in

Be Careful What You Pay for When Hiring an Exhibit Partner

If you were about to build a home would you go to a contractor and say “I want a 3,000 square foot house. How much will that cost?” We occasionally