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Online workshop on fund raising

From: Eric Pourchot <epourchot>
Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2007
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
(AIC) presents

Beyond The Proposal:  Researching Potential Funders for Conservation
An AIC Online web seminar in the Business and Management Practices
    for Conservators series.
Instructor:  Susan Anne Mathisen
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
1-2pm EST
Special Introductory Registration Rate:  $29 for AIC members; $59
Registration forms available at:


How can you find funding sources for conservation projects?  A key
component is knowing how to identify and research prospective
donors. Without this key step, you and your clients can waste a
great deal of time writing proposals to the wrong funders.  This
hour-long seminar will help you narrow your search to the most
likely donors and tailor your proposals to their specific interests.

Who should participate?

    Conservators in private practice who wish to expand their
    business by helping clients get funding

    Conservators in institutions who are called upon to assist with
    fundraising for projects

    Administrators, conservation scientists, and other professionals
    who are seeking funding for conservation projects

What will I learn?

    Basic fund raising research techniques
    How to identify donors and their giving potential
    The various sources of funding

The hour-long session will include PowerPoint presentations,
discussion, and question-and-answer sessions covering the following

    The importance of having a funding plan
    Public and private sources of funding
    How and where to collect information on prospects

About the instructor

    Susan Anne Mathisen is a practicing conservator who also has
    nearly ten years of fund raising experience.  Her previous
    positions include those at the Morgan Library and Museum, the
    Smithsonian Institution, the National Gallery of Art, and the
    Cathedral of St. John the Divine.  For seven years, she was the
    administrative conservator at the Conservation Center, Institute
    of Fine Arts, New York University.  It was in this capacity that
    she honed her fund raising skills and earned a certificate in
    fund raising management at NYU's Center for Philanthropy.  Since
    leaving NYU, she has been Director of Development at the
    National Academy Museum of Fine Arts and is currently in the
    Development office of the American Academy in Rome.  She still
    maintains her private textile conservation practice.

How do I participate in this online seminar?

    Just before the start time, you will dial a toll-free number to
    receive the audio portion of the presentation.  Using your own
    computer, you will also go to a special course website and
    login.  You will view PowerPoint slides on your desktop browser
    and hear the presenter speaking over the phone connection.  You
    will be able to ask questions by text or by phone, access
    readings and web resources, and respond to class polls.

Do I need any special hardware, software, or downloads?

    No.  All you need is a telephone and a computer with internet
    access. Before the date of the seminar, you will be sent login
    information, which will include a test page to confirm that your
    internet browser will be compatible with the course.

How do I register?

    The fee for this course is $29 for AIC members, $59 for
    non-members.  To register, complete and return the registration
    form, which is available on the AIC website or from the AIC
    office.  The registration deadline is March 6, 2007.
    Participants will be accepted in order of receipt of paid
    registration.  Enrollment is limited, so early registration is

About the series: "Researching Potential Funders for Conservation"
    is part of AIC's online education series, "Business and
    Management Practices for Conservators." Funded by The Getty
    Foundation, the series offers basic business skills with a focus
    on the requirements of the conservation community. Courses that
    are currently or soon to be offered include "Establishing a
    Conservation Practice," "Marketing" "Mitigating Risk:  Contracts
    and Insurance," "Recordkeeping and Documentation," and "Lab

The creation of this course was funded in part by a grant from The
Getty Foundation. This presentation is funded by the Foundation of
the American Institute for Conservation Endowment for Professional
Development, which is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
and contributions from members and friends of AIC.

For more information, contact:

    Eric Pourchot
    Professional Development Director
    American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic
    1717 K Street NW, Suite 200
    Washington DC 20036
    202-452-9545, ext. 12
    Fax: 202-452-9328
    epourchot [at] aic-faic__org

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