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Subject: Workshop on fund raising

Workshop on fund raising

From: Virgilia Rawnsley <ccaha>
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2004
"Fundraising for Preservation and Conservation"
College Park, MD

McKeldin Library
Special Events Room
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
July 19, 2004
8:30am  Registration and Coffee
9:15am-4pm Workshop

This workshop, presented by the Conservation Center for Art and
Historic Artifacts (CCAHA), focuses on the special needs of your
special collections.  In order to provide optimum care for your
collections, should you invest in planning? In stabilizing the
environment?  In cataloging and describing?  In digitization?  Or in
conservation treatment?  Often, the honest answer is "all of the
above," but since this response can lead to paralysis, it's
important to identify a starting place.  The key to moving ahead may
be the development of a funding strategy for preservation.

On the federal level, funding sources are available to move your
cultural organization ahead with preservation initiatives.  These
federal grants can leverage other donations, bringing more money and
attention to your collections, ensuring that the treasures in your
special collections will be available for the appreciation of future

Through thoughtful planning and solid grant writing, your
organization can be competitive in applying for high-profile federal
grants.  This workshop will examine the planning process that
reviewers want to see in place, as well as the components that make
a grant request compelling.  Examples will be drawn from success
stories at museums, libraries, and archives.

The workshop will address:

    *   Planning:  Moving from a preservation needs assessment to a
        funding strategy

    *   Potential funding sources:  Triaging your time to focus on
        your best funding prospects

    *   Writing the request:  Anticipating the funder's questions
        and answering them concisely

    *   Evaluation:  Incorporating the new standards

Speaker: Lee Price, Director of Development at the Conservation
Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, has worked as a fundraising
consultant for many local and national cultural institutions.  He
has written successful grant requests for preservation funding from
the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the National
Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts,
the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and Save
America's Treasures.

As a special feature of this workshop, representatives from the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum
and Library Services will join the workshop for a Funders' Panel at
the conclusion of the day.

The workshop is hosted by The University of Maryland Libraries. This
workshop is partially subsidized through funding from the National
Endowment for the Humanities.

Registration Fee:  $90.00.  Checks made payable to CCAHA.


    *   Lunch is not provided - there are many local restaurants.

    *   Registration Deadline is July 5, 2004.
    *   Refunds will be given until two weeks prior to the workshop
    *   If you are a person who has special needs, CCAHA must be
        notified three weeks ahead of the program.

For additional information, workshop registration forms or
information about CCAHA and its programs and services, please visit
<URL:> or contact CCAHA's Preservation Services
Office at 215-545-0613 or ccaha [at] ccaha__org

The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is a
non-profit regional conservation laboratory serving other non-profit
cultural, educational, and research institutions, as well as private
individuals and organizations throughout the United States.  Founded
in 1977, CCAHA specializes in the treatment of works of art and
historic artifacts on paper, such as prints, maps, posters, historic
wallpaper, photographs, rare books, scrapbooks, manuscripts, and
related materials, such as parchment and papyrus.  It also offers
on-site consultation services; educational programs and seminars;
emergency assistance; and internships, fellowships, and

264 South 23rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA
Fax: 215-735-9313

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