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For local history organizations to move forward, the board, volunteers and staff need to continually learn new skills. Local History Services has crafted workshops and webinars to help you succeed by developing new expertise and learning best practices. We also offer workshops on demand at your site.

Fundraising Basics 

  • Tuesday, June 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield
    Register by May 30
  • Thursday, June 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (CENTRAL)
    Porter County Museum, Valparaiso
    Register by June 1

FREE

In this introduction to the principles of fundraising, we discuss how the development process can be applied to local history organizations and cover commonly-used fundraising terms. A Heritage Support Grants workshop. Addresses AASLH StEPs Standards MGMT 1 and 2. LEU credits available.

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Understanding Audiences

Tuesday, July 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Elkhart County Historical Museum, Bristol
Register by July 16
Cost: $20; $15 IHS member; $10 Local History Partner

Explore how to use visitor information and demographic research to make your organization more relevant. Get up close and personal as we dive into how to provide excellent customer service and create a great experience for each visitor. Addresses AASLH StEPs Standards AUD 1, 2, 3 and 5. LEU credits available.

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Preservation Strategies for Paper and Textiles

Thursday, Aug. 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis
Register by Aug. 8
Cost: $20; $15 IHS member; $10 Local History Partner

Dreaming of white gloves and soft bristle brushes? Then this introduction to the basic principles of preservation is for you! Learn about preventative and minor conservation of paper and textile objects, and the agents of their destruction. Addresses AASLH StEPs Standards COLL 2, 4 and 5. LEU credits available.

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Making Your Case for (Grant) Support

  • Tuesday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County, Crawfordsville
    Register by Aug. 20
  • Thursday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Towne Square Community Centre, Winchester
    Register by Aug. 22

FREE

Change the way you think about grant writing. We will examine the “recipe” for good grant proposals and help you “cook up” a compelling case in your own requests. A Heritage Support Grants workshop. Addresses AASLH StEPs Standards MGMT 1 and 2. LEU credits available.

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Pitching Your Project

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis
Register by Sept. 10
FREE

Knock your full grant proposal out of the park. The batting order for this workshop includes logic models, grant writing tips and one-on-one time with LHS grant coaches. In the afternoon, we will provide time and computer access for anyone interested in doing some on-site writing. A Heritage Support Grants workshop.

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Fundraising Basics

  • Tuesday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Jefferson County History Center, Madison
    Register by Oct. 8
  • Thursday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Wabash and Erie Canal Center, Delphi
    Register by Oct. 10

FREE

If you want to take your fundraising to the next level, this workshop is for you. We’ll discuss how basic fundraising principles can streamline and professionalize your local history organization’s efforts to raise money and help you make sense of those fundraising charts, terms and processes. A Heritage Support Grants workshop. Addresses AASLH StEPs Standards MGMT 1 and 2. LEU credits available.

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Enliven Your Exhibits!

Friday, Oct. 20, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis
Register by Oct. 18
Cost: $20; $15 IHS member; $10 Local History Partner

Spend the day learning about the art of exhibit writing and how to apply the principles of design to your museum exhibits, as well as practical applications and techniques from wall graphics to exhibit mounts. Addresses AASLH StEPs Standards INT 6, 7 and 8. LEU credits available.

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Evaluating Your Outcomes – WEBINAR

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2 to 3 p.m.
Register by Dec. 12 | FREE

You don’t need to be an expert to carry out useful program evaluation. This webinar will discuss basic feedback methods you can use to gauge the success of your organization’s programs. A Heritage Support Grants webinar. Addresses AASLH StEPs Standards MGMT 1 and 2.

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Recorded Heritage Support Grant overview webinars are available here. We also offer free on-demand workshops any time, subject to scheduling.