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Developing a Membership Marketing PlanNEW!!
Instructor: Rebecca Price, AASLH, Nashville, TN
Date and Location: February 10, 2015; Traveller’s Rest Plantation and Museum, Nashville, TN
Fee: $95 members / $170 nonmembers
Registration deadline February 1! 

Does your membership program operate on the assumption that people will renew this year because they did last year? It’s not enough to assume your members will support your organization because it does good things. In this one-day workshop, you’ll learn the basics of membership marketing and how to create a strategic, comprehensive marketing plan for your membership program.

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Historic House Museum Issues and Operation
Instructors: George McDaniel, Drayton Hall, Charleston, SC
Max van Balgooy, Engaging Places, LLC, Rockville, MD
Dates and Location: February 26 – 27, 2015; Historic Charleston Foundation, Charleston, SC
Fee: $270 members / $345 nonmembers
$40 discount if payment received by January 22!

This workshop focuses on the unique needs, management, and interpretation of historic houses. With a focus on historic house museums, topics covered include collections care, types of research appropriate for historic house museums, exhibition development, interpretive tours, volunteers, and building and landscape maintenance.

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Project Management for History Professionals
Instructor: Dr. Steven Hoskins, Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN
Dates and Locations: March 10 – 11, 2015; National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, TN
Fee: $475 members / $560 nonmembers
$40 discount if payment is received by February 12!

Whether you wear one hat, two hats, or you’ve lost count, project management is valuable training that helps you organize, lead, manage, and successfully complete projects. This two-day workshop teaches the same project management principles used in professions and industries worldwide. If your work involves exhibitions, programs, strategic planning, fundraising, collections, or the many other tasks staff at history organizations address every day, you will benefit from this workshop.

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Exhibit Makeovers
Instructor: Bethany Hawkins, AASLH, Nashville, TN
Dates and Location: March 12 – 13, 2015; Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, WA
Fee: $270 members / $345 nonmembers
$40 discount if payment is received by February 5

Interpretive exhibits bring objects, images, and ideas to life for visitors through storytelling, diverse presentation media, and learning opportunities that engage multiple intelligences. In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of exhibit planning, organization, text writing, and more. Using examples, you will experiment with ways to make exhibit content meaningful and memorable for visitors.