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Workshops on fund raising

From: Lauren Kohut <lkohut>
Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2006
The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts presents

Fundraising for Preservation and Conservation

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Philadelphia, PA
March 28, 2006

Pittsburgh Athletic Association
Pittsburgh, PA
April 4, 2006

Cosponsored by the University of Pittsburgh, University Library
System (ULS)

This workshop 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 is important to identify a
starting place. One key to moving ahead is 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 while ensuring that the treasures in
your special collections will be available for the appreciation of
future generations.

Through thoughtful planning and effective 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 and 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

Locations and Dates:

    Philadelphia, PA - March 28, 2006
    Held at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
    100 N. 20th St. (20th and Arch Streets)

    Pittsburgh, PA - April 4, 2006
    Pittsburgh Athletic Association
    Bigelow Room
    4215 Fifth Avenue


    9am             Registration and Coffee
    9:30am - 4pm    Workshop

Speaker Information:

Lee Price, Director of Development at the Conservation Center for
Art and Historic Artifacts, has worked as a fundraising consultant
for many regional 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

Workshop brochure and registration form can be accessed at:

    (download may take a few moments)

Please Note: If you have special needs, please contact CCAHA three
weeks prior to the workshop date so that accommodations can be made.

These workshops are partially subsidized through funding from the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the William Penn

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

Lauren E. Kohut
Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
264 South 23rd Street
Philadelphia PA 19103
Fax: 215-735-9313

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