Fund It Right


Registration Deadline extended to April 30th!

Small historic preservation groups from across Michigan are invited to “Fund It Right, Protect It Forever: Building Historic Champions a fundraising workshop in Flint, Michigan from June 20-22, 2013. Attendees will learn how to create and execute a complete fundraising plan through practical exercises, case studies and discussion.  The First Presbyterian Church of Flint will host the sessions and the Sloan Museum and Applewood Estate will hold evening receptions for speakers and attendees.

The sessions, led by nationally recognized experts and statewide authorities, will address fundraising issues facing small preservation organizations, historical societies, Main Street organizations or house or living history museums. Topics to be covered include how to get an organization ready to fundraise, how to raise money for annual operating expenses and how to conduct a successful capital campaign. Attendees will practice their new skills during the workshop, receiving direct feedback on various topics, including membership development plans and asking for gifts from major donors.

“I receive many calls from organizations that understand the value of Michigan’s irreplaceable historic structures and sites but are not sure how to raise the funds to support this work.,” said MHPN Executive Director Nancy Finegood. “This workshop will serve these dedicated stewards, giving them practical tools that they can immediately apply in their communities.” 

Multiple leaders from one organization are encouraged to attend, including at least two Board members and the Executive Director where available.  The cost is $50 per person.  Scholarships for eligible participants are available.  For additional information, please contact the Michigan Historic Preservation Network at 517-371-8080 or admin@mhpn.org.   

 

Press Release – 3.7.2013

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