Online Learning Opportunities
June 13, 2–3 p.m. (ET)
Time was when civic amenities such as museums, the opera, orchestras and non-profit theaters attracted charitable gifts because...well, because. Because "culture" is a social good and giving made you feel good. As a result, for nearly four decades the volume of private charitable giving in the U.S. was remarkably stable at around 2% of GDP. But this stability may be at an end. Join a lively online conversation to learn more about how museums need to act now to engage philanthropists who are bringing new motivations and expectations to their support.
June 19, 2–3:30 p.m. (ET)
Join colleagues to discuss the required elements of a Code of Ethics based on national standards.
June 26, 2–3:30 p.m. (ET)
For many institutions, evaluation begins and ends in a single department, from program evaluations situated in education to guest surveys overseen from the marketing department. However, only when evaluation studies and outcomes are placed at the center of institutional efforts and decision making that can we truly effect change.
July 17, 2–3:30 p.m. (ET)
This program provides a practical view of copyright, fair use, Internet law, new media, publishing and other laws affecting every museum. Experts will discuss issues such as the permissibility of the use of images of objects, copyright clearances, use of names and likenesses, termination of copyright transfers and merchandise licensing.
July 24, 2–3:30 p.m. (ET)
No one joins a board to fail, yet many trustees often come up short in their nonprofit service and their understanding, approach to and success in fundraising for the institution. In this webinar, we will consider new structures and strategies to organize the relationship-building and fundraising work of the board, highlighting specific approaches and case studies from a variety of institutions.
July 31, 2–3:30 p.m. (ET)
Experience the immersive Air Force One Discovery Center at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library through online presentation and discussion with colleagues from a range of professional perspectives. The Air Force One Discovery Center is designed to inspire the next generation of leaders, allowing students to face the responsibilities and challenges encountered by the Executive branch, military, and media, while engaging in a highly interactive exercise that fosters critical thinking, decision-making, and leadership skills. Discussion leaders will share the process of creating this interactive program, as well as offer research on the value of simulation learning or game-based museum learning experiences.