Is Your Museum Grant-Ready?: Assessing Your Organization's Potential for Funding

Is Your Museum Grant-Ready?: Assessing Your Organization's Potential for Funding

by Sarah S. Brophy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759106517

ISBN-13: 9780759106512

Pub. Date: 12/15/2005

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Is your institution grant-ready? This is a crucial question that almost every small museum or historic organization will find itself asking when considering grant funding, as it seeks to expand or improve programs, broaden its reach, or just simply maintain its existing level of performance. This succinct volume provides an accessible, step-by-step guide to

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Is your institution grant-ready? This is a crucial question that almost every small museum or historic organization will find itself asking when considering grant funding, as it seeks to expand or improve programs, broaden its reach, or just simply maintain its existing level of performance. This succinct volume provides an accessible, step-by-step guide to assessing an organization's readiness for the grant application process, and includes seven real-life examples of institutions that have successfully achieved grant-readiness. Chapters will help assess readiness, and provide explanations and checklists to address the important components of this daunting process. Appendices contain proposal writing tips and a list of the author's favorite most-used resources. This innovative volume will be invaluable to museums, cultural institutions and students studying history or non profit work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759106512
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
12/15/2005
Series:
American Association for State and Local History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Are You There Yet?
Chapter 1: From the Foundation's Point of View
Chapter 2: Developing Relationships
Case: A Working Relationship: The Ben B. Cheney Foundation & the Job Carr Cabin Museum
Chapter 3: Are You Grant-Ready?
Chapter 4: Why Do You Matter?
Case: Need and Uniqueness: Sandwich Glass Museum
Chapter 5: Why Are You The One?
Case: Commitment and Ability: The Prince Charitable Trusts & Save Blithewold, Inc.
Case: Partnership and Planning: Historic Georgetown, Inc.
Chapter 6: Why Project Money Will Be Your First Money
Case: Project Money as First Money: Westborough Historical Commission and The Nathan Fisher House
Case: Partnership, Uniqueness and Excellence: Conner Prairie and "Follow the North Star"
Chapter 7: How to Gain Traction
Case: Gaining Traction: Carlisle Historical Society
Chapter 8: Maintaining Momentum
Appendix A: Proposal Writing Tips
Appendix B: Resources
Index

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