Guest Post by Nora Grant: Lessons from A Year of Pop Up Museums

Museum 2.0

This post was written by my colleague Nora Grant, Community Programs Coordinator at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. We continuously iterated our pop up museum format with different set up designs and language to realize a structure that satisfied these objectives. But like the blank labels or empty frames we leave out on the table, pop up museums will continue to invite and support public conversation, personal empowerment, and open-ended narratives.

Social Media: Before You Get Started, Get Organized!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Go to “Gmail > Settings > Accounts and Import > Grant access to your account” and add an additional staff person (he must have a Gmail e-mail account) to prevent losing access to all your social media and mobile technology profiles and accounts in a worst-case scenario. Basic knowledge of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) will make or break your social media campaigns. The overall message should be one of empowerment, not control and restriction.

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Taking Your Professional Development Global!

ASU Lodestar Center

I was able to participate thanks in part to professional development grants from Arizona Commission on the Arts and Sigma Alpha Iota. It was wonderful to again be immersed in French culture and language. posted by Maureen O'Brien Development Director Musical Instrument Museum.

Taking Your Professional Development Global!

ASU Lodestar Center

I was able to participate thanks in part to professional development grants from Arizona Commission on the Arts and Sigma Alpha Iota. It was wonderful to again be immersed in French culture and language.

Empowering Change: Caitlin Cohen of the Sigida Keneyali Project

Have Fun - Do Good

Sigida Keneyali means “Health in Our Homes” in Bambara, the most common language in Mali. The other big challenge is logistics… I spend inordinate amounts of time filling out IRS forms, transcribing focus groups, writing grants, writing emails to volunteers, talking to lawyers about liability, etc. We also need folks who know data analysis, native French, engineering, graphic design, web design, newsletter production, grant making, investment, or law.

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Traveling Postcards: Interview with Founder, Caroline Lovell

Have Fun - Do Good

Empowerment for our participants comes from connecting to an inner wisdom that is often kept hidden from public view, but is a place of extraordinary innate strength and well being. I feel that art is able to translate beyond language, and communicate a much larger vision of personal connection. I was reminded of how much we take for granted in our culture of excess, and how important it is to see that there are simpler ways of living and giving.

The Global Fund for Women: An Interview with Kavita Ramdas

Have Fun - Do Good

I think it's worth it (: Kavita Ramdas: The Global Fund for Women is the largest independent, publicly supported grant-making foundation to advance women's human rights internationally. Britt Bravo: I think one of the things that make the Global Fund special is how women can submit grants, the lack of bureaucracy involved, and maybe you can talk a little bit about how you choose the people who are funded. "I think there are many different ways in which you define leadership.

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