Florida Museums are the caretakers of Florida’s Cultural History – they preserve, interpret, and share. Now more than ever, Florida museums need to be prepared for disasters and emergencies. Many museums have suffered devastating losses over the last several years. Those that had a plan for how to ensure the safety of their staff and visitors, maintain their buildings and grounds, and minimize risk to the collections have been able to prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters more quickly. This half-day workshop will share resources for creating a Pocket Response Plan TM and developing an emergency plan. In addition, national, state, and local emergency response representatives will provide information on resources, communication, and public assistance programs. Whether you have a plan in place or not, this is a great workshop to attend to learn more about these very important resources.
The Florida Association of Museums Foundation (FAMF) announces a new webinar series entitled “Lunch and Learn: The Fundamentals of Fundraising.”
In this four-part webinar series, FAM focuses on various elements of a sustainable fundraising program, including the fundamentals of fundraising, board fundraising, earned income, and a special program on advocacy for those serving in grassroots organizations who are most in need of guidance.
Thursday, April 18th, 12:00 pm: Creating a Sustainable Development Program
with Michelle Turman, MA, CFRE, CEO of Catalyst Consulting Services
Friday, May 10th, 12:00 pm: Earned Income: Make it Work for Your Museum
with Brynne Anne Besio, CEO, The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature; Kathy Fleming, Executive Director, St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum; Maria Hane, President, Museum of Science & History, Jacksonville; and Dorrie Hipschman, Executive Director, Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum
Thursday, June 20th, 12:00 pm: 5 Secrets to a Fabulous Fundraising Board
with Alyce Lee Stansbury, CFRE, President of Stansbury Consulting
Thursday, July 18th, 12:00 pm: Always Advocacy: Building Relationships
with Malinda Horton, Executive Director, Florida Association of Museums
FAM Announces the dates for the 2019 Annual Conference to be held in Orlando September 15-18, 2019.
Florida Association of Museums is a proud supporter of Museums Advocacy Day.
A new Congress convenes in 2019, facing an enormous list of policy issues, including support for museums. Together as a field we've defeated several threats to eliminate federal agencies supporting museums, but we must keep making our case. Beyond federal funding, museums are also significantly impacted by tax reform, education policy, infrastructure legislation, and more.
But legislators do not know how museums are impacted if they don’t hear directly from you—the museums and people they represent.
Help make sure our [state/region/discipline] is represented in 2019.
Museums Advocacy Day is a unique opportunity to network with peers from your region, hear from federal agency and nonprofit leaders and build your own professional skills. The program includes two full days of issue briefings and advocacy training, networking with peers from your state and region, and visits to your legislators’ offices on Capitol Hill, scheduled by AAM. Gain advocacy strategies and techniques you can use on Capitol Hill, with your city council and state legislators, with local and regional funders, and to advocate for yourself throughout your career.
Will you be there to share your story with your legislators?
Museums Advocacy Day is inspiring, energizing and practical. Unite with others from the museum field as one voice to reaffirm our value, collective contributions, and aspirations. See Museums Advocacy Day success stories and book your room in the Museums Advocacy Day block to take advantage of the special discounted rate.
Use #MuseumsAdvocacy2019 to join the conversation on social media.Posted: 01/18/2019
The Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) proudly announces the 19th annual Jekyll Island Management Institute (JIMI 2019). Scheduled for January 22-29, 2019, JIMI is specifically designed for administrators from new and emerging museums and for museum professionals with subject area expertise desiring knowledge of general museum administration and operations. The deadline for JIMI 2019 applications is October 21, 2018.
Located on historic Jekyll Island, GA, this highly successful training program provides a unique eight-day immersion for museum professionals seeking the opportunity to learn management, personnel and interpretive skills from leading experts. Sessions include management styles, administration and trusteeship, strategic planning, fundraising and marketing, technology, developing exhibits, public relations, collections management, disaster preparedness, interpretation, volunteer management, and museum ethics.
Through the generosity of friends and colleagues of the late Peter S. LaPaglia, the Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) and the Jekyll Island Management Institute (JIMI) are pleased to offer the Peter S. LaPaglia JIMI Scholarship to cover the cost of tuition. Several state associations in the region, including the Arkansas Museums Association, North Carolina Museums Council, Mississippi Museums Association, and South Carolina Federation of Museums, offer scholarship and/or travel assistance to its members. In addition, John and Cynthia Lancaster offer scholarship assistance to a member of the Tennessee Association of Museums.
Thanks to the generosity of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), the Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) is pleased to offer the John Kinard Scholarship Fund for two staff members of AAAM institutional museums or individual AAAM members to attend SEMC’s Jekyll Island Management Institute (JIMI). The two annual scholarships of $1,625 each will cover the tuition for JIMI and travel expenses. The John Kinard Scholarship Fund is established in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Created by an Act of Congress in 2003, the museum opened on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in the Fall of 2016. For information on the museum’s current programs and exhibitions visit www.nmaahc.si.edu or call 202 633-4751. Please note AAAM membership on your JIMI application. This scholarship is not available to employees of the Smithsonian Institution.
Applications for JIMI and the Peter S. LaPaglia JIMI Scholarship are currently available at the website address shown below, with an October 21, 2018 deadline for submitting applications. JIMI is an SEMC program sponsored by Goosepen Studio & Press, Inc., Jekyll Island Museum and Historic Preservation, and North Carolina Division of State Historic Sites and Properties. In addition, we thank the following companies for partnering with us for JIMI 2019:
Gaylord Brothers, Inc.
Satilla Computer Solutions
For additional information, contact Martha Battle Jackson, JIMI Administrator, 919. 733.7862, ext. 236, firstname.lastname@example.org; John Lancaster, 615.210.7933, email@example.com; or, Susan Perry, Executive Director, SEMC, 404.814.2048, firstname.lastname@example.org or, download an application at www.semcdirect.net.Posted: 08/16/2018
FAM has created a Museum Guide that includes a locator map and Tri-Fold Brochure with guide to museums. These publications will be distributed at the offical VISIT FLORIDA Welcome Centers and shipped to museums, DMOs, etc.on request. Please CLICK HERE for the downloadable guide and CLICK HERE for the brochure.Posted: 06/01/2018