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Friends and Volunteers: Introduction to Fundraising Support

The National Archives, Kew

Do your Volunteers or Friends Group members fundraise for your service? Or would you like them to start thinking about it?

Fundraising for Archives invites Friends and Volunteers from across the archive sector to The National Archives on 5 December 2016 for a workshop on fundraising. This is an opportunity for Friends and volunteers from different services to come together, share their experiences and hear fundraising best practice from peers successful at generating income for their archive.

“It will really empower friends and volunteers to get involved with fundraising for their archives.”

A key focus of this event will be the power of working in partnership with the archive service itself and the importance of shared objectives, which shall be demonstrated by case studies from the sector.
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Posted October 21, 2016 at 2:24 pm

AMA invites Museum Directors and CEOs to apply for Future Proof Museums


The AMA has opened applications for its intensive strategic change programme for museums.

Future Proof Museums is an intensive development programme proven to facilitate transformational change and significantly improve the resilience of museums across England.

FPM AMA web bannerThe programme explores why the museum is vital, what direction will drive a successful future and how to create the right culture over three stages: an in-house diagnostic session with your team, an intensive three-day residential for Museum Directors, and on-going facilitation with expert trainers.

The AMA is looking for a diverse groups of participants to take part in Future Proof Museums. The entire programme costs only £395 and includes a free 12-month membership of the AMA. The deadline for applications is 5pm on 24 November.

“Future Proof Museums resulted in tangible outcomes. The intensity, the dialogue, the strong tools and excellent support produced the practical outcomes most training programmes don’t deliver or that dilute very quickly.”

Tim Desmond, CEO, Galleries of Justice

More information and the application from can be downloaded from
For further details, please contact Verity Sanderson via email or phone 01223 578078.

Posted October 20, 2016 at 3:11 pm

How can the South West Museum Development Programme best support your museum over the next few years?


The South West Museum Development programme (SWMDP) is currently seeking feedback from anyone who works or volunteers for museums in the South West about their experiences of engaging with the services it provides. Whether that is advice from your local MDO, training through the South West Museum Skills programme or a grant from their Small Grant Big Improvement scheme.

“This is your opportunity to help shape the future of SWMDP.”

What you tell SWMDP will help inform its bid to secure further Museum Development funding from Arts Council England for the period 2018 – 2022.
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Posted October 19, 2016 at 12:25 pm

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