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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.

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Evaluating Your Outcomes – WEBINAR

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Register by Feb. 2)

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 workshop. Addresses AASLH StEPs Standards MGMT 1 and 2. LEU credits available.

 

Making Your Case for (Grant) Support – WORKSHOP

  • Tuesday, March 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Register by Feb. 28)
    Red Skelton Museum, Vincennes 
  • Thursday, March 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Register by March 2)
    Wabash County Historical Museum, Wabash

FREE

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

 

Dissecting Digitization Projects – WORKSHOP

Thursday, Mar. 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Register by March 9)
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis

$20, $15 IHS members, $10 Local History Partners (lunch on your own)

Discuss the many parts to a successful digitization project from making the information accessible to how to fund these projects. Addresses StEPs Standards COLL 2, 4, and 5, and AUD 3. LEU credits available.

 

Heritage Support Grants Overview – THREE-PART WEBINAR

April 13, 20 and 27, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Register by April 6)

FREE

This series is designed for new and potential grant applicants who would like to learn more about Heritage Support Grants, from using the online grant software to submitting your final application.

  • April 13 – Heritage Support Grants overview and tour of the online grant portal.
  • April 20 – A closer look at the grant applications section by section.
  • April 27 – Introduction to logic models, project budgets and cash match.

 

Pitching Your Project – WORKSHOP

Tuesday, May 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Register by May 9)
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis

FREE

Join us for a hands-on workshop covering FAQs, grant writing tips and one-on-one time with grant coaches. In the afternoon we provide time and computer access for some on-site writing. A Heritage Support Grants workshop.

 

Laying a Strong Foundation: Planning and Implementing Building Projects – WORKSHOP

Wednesday, May 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Register by May 17)
General Lew Wallace Study and Museum, Crawfordsville

$20, $15 IHS members, $10 Local History Partners (lunch on your own)

Is a building project in your future? Do you want to learn more about best practices, fundraising and working with contractors? Join us for an informative and interesting workshop focused on planning and implementing successful capital projects. Addresses StEPs Standards HSL 2, 4 and 5. LEU credits available.

 

Fundraising Basics – WORKSHOP

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

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.

 

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