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Florida Department of State Grants Workshops January 30 - February 1

Come learn about grant opportunities from the Florida Department of State, get assistance with your grant application, and talk one on one with representatives from the Division of Cultural Affairs, the Division of Historical Resources and the Florida Main Street Program.

Dates and Times

Date: Monday, January 30th
Time: 10:00 am – Noon
Marina Civic Center
8 Harrison Avenue
Panama City, FL

Date: Tuesday, January 31st
Time: 10:00 am – Noon
Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County
105 Hogtown Bayou Lane
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Date: Wednesday, February 1st
Time: 10:00 am - Noon
Battery Park Center
1 Bay Avenue
Apalachicola, FL

For more info and to register:

Posted: 01/27/2017

Webinar February 1, 2017! 10 Ways TechSoup Can Help Your Museum!

Join FAM and TechSoup for an enlightening webinar program on how to get the most from this powerful nonprofit tool. Whether you’ve been using TechSoup or are new to the site, this webinar has something for you. 

For those new to TechSoup, it is an organization that provides training webinars, community forums and other resources about the use of technology in nonprofit organizations. TechSoup partners with Microsoft to distribute donations, helps to connect nonprofits to corporate donors such as Adobe, Symantec, Cisco and Intuit, and matches nonprofits to the donated technology products they need. 

For more information:

Posted: 01/22/2017

Florida Tourism Day! March 14, 2017

Register Now for Florida Tourism Day!

Join hundreds of your tourism colleagues on March 14, 2017 in Tallahassee to educate the legislature, media and all Floridians about the importance of Florida’s tourism industry!

It is vital that each of us let our lawmakers know the positive economic impact of tourism to Florida and its residents and how crucial it is for them to support Florida’s No. 1 industry.

Donald L. Tucker Civic Center - Exhibit Hall
505 West Pensacola Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Tentative Schedule of Events
March 14, 2017

Civic Center Exhibit Hall
8:30 - 9:30 am: Registration
9 - 11:30 am: Florida Tourism Day Program
11:30 am - 1 pm: Lunch
1:30 - 5 pm: Legislative Appointments at the Florida Capitol

Corner of Adams Street and College Avenue
5 - 8 pm: Florida Tourism Day Street Party

Posted: 01/13/2017

Museums Advocacy Day 2017 February 27-28, 2017

FAM is a proud supporter of Museums Advocacy Day!

This February we’ll be in Washington, D.C. as the new Congress and administration get to work on critical funding and policy decisions. Will you help make sure our Florida is represented in 2017? The stakes have never been higher.

Register Now for Museums Advocacy Day 2017!
Use our free registration code:  MAD2017_FAM

Museums Advocacy Day is a critical and unique opportunity to make a unified case to Congress about the value of museums. The American Alliance of Museums provides policy briefings and schedules your meetings on Capitol Hill.

Will you do your part to share your museum’s value with your legislators?

Learn more about why you should participate and see past advocacy day materials, honorees and more. Participating can also lead to unexpected success stories.

And book your room in the Museums Advocacy Day block to take advantage of the special discounted rate.

In 2016, Museums Advocacy Day brought together more than 250 advocates in Washington, D.C. who visited over 360 Congressional offices. With over 50 new members of Congress taking office, we need your voice in 2017!  

Posted: 01/13/2017

Florida Connecting to Collections New Free Collections Development & Management Policies Workshops: February 24 & April 7, 2017

Are you a Florida based library special collections, museum, zoo, archives or archaeological group who deals with the management of collections? The Florida Connecting to Collections Program can assist your institution in the creation of a collections development or management policy that will help you in the management of your collection.

This free program, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, provides webinars and resources for collecting organizations to work in mentor/mentee groups developing collections policies through a series of four modules – each consisting of two (2) workshops.

  • Workshop #1: Webinar/In-Person Discussions
    Date: February 24, 2017
    Locations: Cummer Museum-Jacksonville, Lake Wales Library, and Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum-Clewiston
  • *Mid-Module Potential Webinars: Risk Management and Insurance or Valuation
  • Workshop #2: Collections Assessment/Practical Exercise
    Date: April 7, 2017
    Locations: TBD
  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2017

Apply to be a MENTOR and you can share your expertise and skills with colleagues or as a MENTEE and improve or develop your policy in a supportive environment. 

For more information on the program and to apply:

Questions about Florida 
Connecting to Collections?
Robin Bauer Kilgo, Special Projects Manager
Florida Association of Museums

Posted: 01/26/2017
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