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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 to help you succeed by developing new expertise and learning best practices. We offer workshops on various topics around the state and workshops on demand at your site.

Fundraising for Local History: Heritage Support Grants Overview

Thursday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Register by Sept. 22)
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis
Free, registration required (lunch on your own)

This workshop is designed for new grant applicants who would like to become more familiar with the Heritage Support Grants program. We will walk through the process from using the grant software to submitting a project summary to creating your full proposal. Plenty of time will be allotted for Q & A, and attendees will have time to brainstorm ideas and receive feedback. Addresses AASLH StEPs Standards MGMT 1 and 2.
Librarians can earn LEU credits for this workshop.

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Fundraising for Local History: Making Your Case for Support (Grants Edition) 

Thursday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Register by Sept. 30)
Dearborn County Historical Society, Vance-Tousey House, Lawrenceburg
$20; $15 IHS members; $10 Local History Partners (lunch on your own)

This special “grants edition” workshop will examine critical components of good grant proposals and help you craft a compelling case in your own requests . We will also discuss what grant reviewers want to see in your grant application. In the afternoon,  our “write-in” session will provide guided writing prompts to help you put pen to paper so you can start making your case for support. Participants are encouraged to bring current mission statement, goals/objectives, marketing materials and any other materials that will help in developing boilerplate language for the organization. Addresses AASLH StEPs Standards MGMT 1 and 2.

Librarians can earn LEU credits for this workshop.

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Let’s Talk! Social Media and Content Marketing for Museums and Nonprofits

Monday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Register by Oct. 17)
Dubois County Museum, Jasper
$20, $15 IHS members, $10 Local History Partners (lunch on your own)

Learn about why and how organizations should use social media, e-newsletters, blogs and other forms of digital content marketing to engage with your audience, as well as what steps to take to create a strategy that works for your organization. We’ll talk about the functions, practicalities and effectiveness – as well as the pitfalls – of some of the most common social media and digital marketing platforms for getting your message out. And we’ll chat about developing and writing content that engages your audience. Addresses AASLH StEPs Standards AUD 1 and 4 .
Librarians can earn LEU credits for this workshop.

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Fundraising for Local History: Pitching Your Project

Thursday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Register by Nov. 10)
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis
Cost per organization: $10; $8 IHS members; $5 Local History Partners (lunch on your own)

Join LHS grant  coaches for a workshop that will help you narrow your focus, refine your ask and create excitement for your project. We will walk through the Heritage Support Grants applications, cover FAQs and offer tips for securing matching gifts. We will also provide time and computer access for anyone interested in doing some on-site writing. Addresses AASLH StEPs Standards MGMT 1 and 2.
Librarians can earn LEU credits for this workshop.

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We also offer free on-demand workshops any time, subject to scheduling.