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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: Making Your Case for Support (Grants Edition)

Thursday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Central time) (Register by Aug. 11)
Merrillville Branch, Lake County Public Library, Merrillville
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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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Hands-On Cemetery Workshop (Advanced)

Friday, Aug. 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Register by Aug. 19)
OR
Saturday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Register by Aug. 19)
Mt. Jackson Cemetery, Indianapolis
$30; $25 IHS members; $22.50 Local History Partners (includes lunch)

Choose either Friday or Saturday for a one-day, hands-on workshop to learn the essential components of advanced cemetery restoration. THIS IS THE FINAL TIME THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE OFFERED. Addresses AASLH StEPs Standard HSL 5

This project has been funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund, administered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of the Interior or the Department of Natural Resources.

This program receives federal financial assistance for the identification and protection of historic properties. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability or age in its federally assisted programs. If you believe that you have been discriminated against in any program, activity or facility as described above, or if you desire further information, please write to: Office of Equal Opportunity, National Park Service, 1849 C St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20240.

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Protecting Collections: Creative Solutions on a Shoestring Budget

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Register by Sept. 1)
Howard County Historical Society and Museum, Elliott House, Kokomo
$20, $15 IHS members, $10 Local History Partners

Get some budget-friendly tips and tricks on how to MacGyver your museum by implementing some strategies for protecting collection items on display and in storage. Learn both long-term solutions as well as some mid-range ideas to protect your collection while you work to raise money and awareness for more permanent best practices. Addresses AASLH StEPs Standards COLL 2 and 5, and MGMT 3.
Librarians can earn LEU credits for this workshop.

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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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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.