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Join FAM's Strategic Fundraising Workshop

Good Planning = Success!
When: Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: Collier County Museum,3331 Tamiami Tr E., Naples 


Having a plan for your institution's growth and development makes it easier to strategically fundraise to meet your goals and vision. Join leaders in the area of museum leadership, planning and fundraising for an informative workshop on best practices and the practical application of planning.

Part one of this two-hour session will cover the following information: 
What is a plan?  When do does an organization need one and what is the secret to making them work? What does a plan do for an organization beyond the work of the plan? This workshop will move from best practices to sharing actual plans and their evolution through implementation.
Part two will pick up on these ideas and cover the following: 
How does having made good plans affect the fundraising outcome for an organization? What types of fundraising plans are there? How do you implement them with limited staff and volunteer boards of directors?
Turk Lewis, Managing Director, Carter - Advancing Philanthropy Worldwide
Brynne Anne Besio, CEO, South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium, Inc. 

Can't make it to Naples?
*Also Available as a Live Webinar*


Collections Workshops

This free program of 2 workshops for Florida based library special collections, museums, zoos, archives or archaeological groups provides in-person peer discussion opportunities, webinars, and resources to develop collections policies in mentor/mentee groups. 

Application Deadline: May 17, 2017

Workshop #1: Webinar/In-Person Discussions
Date: May 22, 2017
Locations: Young at Art Museum-Davie, South Florida Museum-Bradenton, & Florida Historic Capitol Museum-Tallahassee
Workshop #2: Collections Assessment/Hands-on Marking Activity
Date: June 23, 2017
Locations: 3/4 Locations around Florida

Apply to be a MENTOR and you can share your expertise and skills with colleagues or as a MENTEE and improve or develop your policy in a supportive environment. 

For more information on the program and to apply: Florida Connecting to Collection: Collections Development & Management Policies Program

Questions about Florida Connecting to Collections?
Robin Bauer Kilgo, Special Projects Manager
Florida Association of Museums

Present a Bring and Brag or Bling on a Budget at FAM's Annual Conference

When: September, 17-20, Naples, Florida
Does your museum have something to be proud of - a recent accomplishment or clever program implemented at your institution? Apply to be a part of Bring and Brag at the FAM Annual Conference where you can share your story with your colleagues during this fast-paced presentation. 

Each year, we select 4-5 participants to provide a 5 minute, fast-paced slideshow about a recent accomplishment. This session is always well-attended and enjoyable. Please consider submitting an application today! CLICK HERE for a BRING AND BRAG application

Similar to Bring and Brag in format, this General Session program at FAM's annual conference focuses on the creatively inexpensive ways museum professionals implement programs, exhibits and more. Do you have a tip for an thrifty way to implement technology in an exhibit or manage a fun, interactive program? Consider sharing your ideas in a fast-paced, 5 minute slideshow during Bling on a Budget. CLICK HERE for a BLING ON A BUDGET application.

Member Mixer

When: Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 5:30 pm 
Where: TBD, Naples, Florida
Join the FAM and FAM Foundation Board of Directors for a member mixer in Naples, Florida Tuesday evening after our Strategic Fundraising workshop. Not a member? We welcome you to attend and network with colleagues as well as learn all that FAM has to offer. Please email Malinda Horton at to RSVP.

Posted: 05/15/2017

Naples Member Mixer - June 6, 2017 - Save the Date!

Are you a museum, zoo, historic site, or cultural institution in the Naples area? Interested in meeting your colleagues and learning about FAM and the FAM Foundation? Join the FAM and FAM Foundation Board of Directors for a member mixer on Tuesday June 6, 2017.

Location and details soon to be announced!

Please email Malinda Horton at  

Posted: 05/17/2017
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