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Workshop on funding

From: Sally Shelton <shelton.sally>
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 1999
Finance and Funding: Linking Collections Care Needs to Money in the

A Workshop Offered by the Society for the Preservation of Natural
History Collections (SPNHC) with the support of Delta Designs, Ltd.

June 27th -28th, 1999 at the S. Dillon Ripley Center, Smithsonian
Institution, Washington D.C.

(This workshop is held in conjunction with the 14th annual meeting
of SPNHC, June 27 to July 2, 1999.)

Collecting institutions face ever increasing demands on their
resources to fulfill their responsibilities as stewards of our
natural and historic heritage.  These needs for staffing, equipment
and capital improvements present significant funding challenges. How
can collections care staff help build these needs into the budgeting
process, and use them as fundraising tools? The good news is that
this fascinating part of what we do is inherently attractive to
potential funders, and can be a powerful tool in grants writing or
capital campaigns.  With a better understanding of budgeting and
fundraising, you can give the finance and development staff in your
institution tools they can use to help meet your needs.  This
two-day workshop will provide a "financial primer" on budgeting,
fundraising, and on linking long range plans for collections care
needs to these processes.  It will help staff integrate collections
funding needs into the budgeting process, grants writing, and
capital campaigns, and broaden staff understanding of the
development and use of financial information in institutional
decision making.  If you are not a financial planner or decision
maker at your institution, understanding how the system does work,
can work, or should work will help you leverage the resources you
need to do your job.

Instructors: Trudy R. Hayden is Director of Foundation and
Government Support for the American Museum of Natural History.  She
was Director of Foundation Relations for the Natural Resources
Defense Council from 1994-1997, and from 1984-1994 worked at the New
York Public Library as Manager of Program Development and Foundation
Relations and Deputy Director of the Campaign.  In her
"pre-fund-raising life" she worked for many years as a policy
analyst and advocate in the field of civil liberties and civil
rights, including as Director of the American Civil Liberties
Union's National Privacy Rights Project in the 1970s. She is a
graduate of Swarthmore College and Columbia University.

John E. Rorer is the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice
President at The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York.  Mr.
Rorer came to the Garden initially as Chief Financial Officer in
1989. Before joining the Garden, from 1976 to 1989, Mr. Rorer served
in several management positions at Polytechnic University in
Brooklyn, New York.  His last position was as Vice President for
Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer.  At
Polytechnic, Mr. Rorer also participated in the creation, planning
and development of Metrotech, a $1.0 billion, 16- acre
commercial/academic complex in downtown Brooklyn, adjacent to the
University's campus..  He held a series of increasingly responsible
positions in New York City government from 1969- 1976.  Mr. Rorer is
a graduate of Harvard College and holds a Master's Degree in Public
Administration from New York University, where he previously served
as an adjunct lecturer.

William R. Vartorella is Executive Vice-President of Craig and
Vartorella, Inc., an award- winning company which specializes in
global fundraising, strategic planning, and staff and board
development and training.  Mr. Vartorella has spent the last decade
fundraising, lecturing, convening workshops, and writing articles
concerning a host of projects in the U.S. and abroad.  He has been a
sponsored speaker at a number of global meetings, including the
Second World Congress/Natural History Collections held at and
co-hosted by Cambridge University; the Drexel Symposium/Field
Expeditions; and a recent world congress on rupestrian archaeology
(IRAC 98) at UTAD in Vila Real, Portugal.  He writes a regular
column on funding for Human Performance in Extreme Environments, the
leading journal for scientists working in extreme environments
(space, undersea, the Arctic), and for the Glyph, a regional
newsletter of the Archaeological Institute of America.  His work
appears regularly in Fundraising Institute, Nonprofit World,
Nonprofit Board Report, and Fundraising Management.

Date and time: Sunday June 27 and Monday June 28,  1999, 9:00 am -
5:00 pm Early fee: on or before May 15, $90 SPNHC members, $100
non-members Regular fee: after May 15, $100 SPNHC members, $110
non-members Lunch not provided.

Check or money order payable to "SPNHC 99", or VISA or Mastercard
orders, should be send with a note indicating this is registration
for the Finance and Funding Workshop to:

    SPNHC 99
    Jane C. MacKnight, Registrar
    CMC, Geier Collections and Research Center
    1720 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-1401 USA
    FAX 513-345-8501
    Sorry, we cannot accept purchase orders

For further information on registration email Jane MacKnight
<jmacknight [at] cincymuseum__org>

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