By: Suzanne Hilser-Wiles
So many museums suffer what some might consider a “happy problem”—generous support from board members and a robust membership program, but very little philanthropic activity between the two. While board support and a broad-based membership effort are important for the current financial stability of your organization, success in these areas might, in fact, be masking a...
By Hank Helm
The Bainbridge Island Historical Museum is located on Bainbridge Island, Washington in Puget Sound, and this circumstance provides both unique opportunities and challenges. Our membership is drawn primarily from the Island’s current population of approximately 23,000 residents. The population serves as a bedroom community for commuters traveling into the City of Seattle by ferry,...
By Renee Montgomery

Case in point: the Architecture + Design Museum, Los Angeles
Upcoming on the A + D Museum schedule is the exhibition Never Built: Los Angeles, an exploration of visionary architectural plans that could have reshaped Los Angeles’ (LA) landscape but were unfortunately never realized. Included will be plans, renderings and models for proposed LA civic centers, airport, parks,...

Another great session at #wma2010

Thanks everyone for joining us at Building a Fundraising Plan that Works.

Click on image for presentation by Bridget Keane, CCS Fundraising


Click the image for JS May's presentation

By James G. Leventhal

"Board and Staff Roles" from #wma2009 (photo Lydia Johnson)

There's a long list of reasons to be part of the Western Museums Association.  For example, the last email news update notes that WMA serves professionals during difficult economic times providing: a professional lifeline to the unemployed; a touchpoint for the retired and a springboard for those just entering the...
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