Mission and Institutional Planning
National standards and best practices are voluntary benchmarks against which museums measure their own performance. They also help policy makers, media, philanthropic organizations, donors and members of the public to assess museums’ achievements. The Alliance shares standards on Mission and Planning.
This section discusses the elements of a business plan and the process of developing one.
This section addresses organizational change and transitions and has information about closing permanently, life cycles and mergers
This section has resources to help museums consider different aspects of community engagement and collaboration.
This section has resources on communications equipment, data backup, hardware, Internet access, museum websites, networks, online privacy and security, software and technology planning
This section provides information about evaluating organizational performance, benchmarking and dashboards.
This section provides information about different planning models, institutional assessments, strategic plans, annual operating plans and capacity building.
This section offers resources to help a museum articulate these guiding statements.
This section has information about planning, scheduling, managing and evaluating projects.
This section addresses the legal, tax and organizational issues to consider before forming a new museum.