Infographic: A Brief History Of Charitable Giving
FEBRUARY 20, 2015
The post Infographic: A Brief History Of Charitable Giving appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Charitable giving has been around 2500BCE when the ancient Hebrews instituted a tax intended to help the poor Now, thousands of years later, people across the globe give their hard earned money to these nonprofit organizations who are committed to solving some of the world’s toughest issues. Americans alone in 2014 gave an estimated $335 […].
The History of Social Media [Infographic]
NOVEMBER 16, 2012
Goodbye Consulting, Hello Museum of Art & History!
APRIL 14, 2011
As of May 2, I will be the executive director of the Museum of Art & History at McPherson Center in Santa Cruz, CA (here's the press release ). And then I started learning about the situation at the Museum of Art & History (MAH) in downtown Santa Cruz. Museum of Art and Histor
[Cool Infographic Friday] The History of the Hashtag
MAY 1, 2015
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[Cool Infographic Friday] The History of Social Collaboration
SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
Social technology has become such a natural habit for most people. If you’re not on Facebook, then Twitter is your first port of call. Communication has become so digitalized that in this day and age, it’s a necessity.
A Short, Recent History of Nonprofit Website Design and Online Fundraising
Nonprofit Tech for Good
MARCH 18, 2013
Nonprofit website design and online fundraising have dramatically changed in recent years due to the rapid rise of social media and mobile communications.
Guest Post: Using Visitor Participation to Improve Object Labels at the San Diego Natural History Museum
MARCH 29, 2011
Last month, I learned about a fabulous, simple participatory experiment called “Case by Case” at the San Diego Museum of Natural History that uses visitor feedback to develop more effective object labels.
Blueprint Book Club Part 1: How Do You Create a Future-Thinking History Museum?
MAY 22, 2012
Imagine you've just been tasked with developing an innovative, future-thinking national museum for your country's history. Blueprint is the story of a group of people who tried to create a Dutch Museum of National History (INNL).
Introducing Abbott Square Part 7: How Getting Sued Ruined My Vacation and Taught Me about Stress
APRIL 18, 2017
This is the seventh in a series of posts on the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History ( MAH )'s development of Abbott Square , a new creative community plaza in downtown Santa Cruz. Abbott Square Museum of Art and History professional development
A Brief History of Nonprofit Technology Leadership, And a Call to Action for New Circuit Riders
JUNE 3, 2013
Peter Campbell. Chief Information Officer. Legal Services Organization. When someone asked me, "What is the role of circuit riders today?" " I didn't have an immediate answer. But the question stuck with me, and I have an idea that I want to share, appropriately, with the NTEN community. A month or two ago, a friend of mine asked me a great question: "What is the role of circuit riders today?" I didn''t have an immediate answer.
Introducing Abbott Square Part 5: What a Board is For
APRIL 4, 2017
This is the fifth in a series of posts on the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History ( MAH )'s development of Abbott Square , a new creative community plaza in downtown Santa Cruz. Abbott Square creative placemaking institutional change Museum of Art and History
Introducing Abbott Square Part 6: Two Prioritization Techniques We Used to Negotiate a Great Lease
APRIL 11, 2017
This is the sixth in a series of posts on the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History ( MAH )'s development of Abbott Square , a new creative community plaza in downtown Santa Cruz. Abbott Square business models creative placemaking Museum of Art and History
Keeping the Rich History of Virginia Preserved and Secure
Tech Soup Blog
JULY 13, 2015
The museum and library preserves the rich history of the Northern Neck through its collections, exhibits, tours, and educational programs. Celebrating a Region Rich with History. There is a $5 fee to use the library, but it is open to the public for history and genealogy research.
[Cool Infographic Friday] A Brief History of Caps Lock
NOVEMBER 1, 2013
This one is quite possibly my favorite so far. Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. Potluck
Welcome to Pine Point: A Multimedia Exploration of Nostalgia, History, and What it Means to be Human
MARCH 14, 2011
It is, in short, the best multimedia history project I've ever seen, and I wish more museums were pursuing projects like it. It makes you contemplate your own connection to history.
Blueprint Book Club Part 2: Museums as Battlefields in the History Wars
MAY 30, 2012
This post is the second in a series of reactions to Blueprint , a book chronicling the rise and fall of the Dutch Museum of National History (INNL) in 2008-2011. The NMA was accused of presenting a “black armband” view of Australia’s history (i.e.,
Growing Bigger, Staying Collaborative - 5 Tools for Building Non-Bureaucratic Organizations
DECEMBER 19, 2016
institutional change Museum of Art and History Technology Tools Worth Checking OutOne of my organization's core values is radical collaboration. We believe that partnerships build a stronger museum and a stronger community.
Introducing Abbott Square Part 4: The Most Important Question to Ask in a Capital Campaign
MARCH 28, 2017
This is the fourth in a series of posts on the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH)'s development of Abbott Square , a new creative community plaza in downtown Santa Cruz. Abbott Square creative placemaking fundraising Museum of Art and History
Year Five as a Museum Director: Good to Grow
MAY 6, 2016
Five years ago, I left the consulting world to take the helm at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH) at a time of crisis and change. We seek to build a stronger, more connected community through art and history. institutional change Museum of Art and History
Infographic: The Brief History Of Caps Lock
SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
The post Infographic: The Brief History Of Caps Lock appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Ever feel like screaming at someone over email, so you write the email in all caps? Then, think better of it, and write it in a normal tone.
The Future (and a Little History) of Network Neutrality
OCTOBER 7, 2010
Steve MacLaughlin, Director of Internet Solutions, Blackbaud. Have you been following the Net Neutrality debate? You should. It might dramatically impact your nonprofit. There's little doubt that most of us who use the Internet every day have at least heard about Net Neutrality. When pressed for details, though, many in the nonprofit community can't offer much of a definition. Worse, most have no idea that it stands to severely restrict the way they communicate and serve their constituents.
Let's Be Bridge-Builders
NOVEMBER 29, 2016
Rather than operating in a bubble of “art people” or “history people,” we strive to connect ALL people in our county. Homeless adults and history buffs improving a historic cemetery. In our community, we build bridges through art and history.
Crossing the Professional-Amateur Line
MARCH 11, 2015
design exhibition institutional change Museum of Art and History Think back to the last time you crossed a line. Did you feel brave? Deviant? Proud? Ashamed? In art institutions, we typically treat the curator as the arbiter of quality. The curator draws the line between worthy and unworthy.
Meditations on Relevance Part 5: Relevance is a Bridge
SEPTEMBER 2, 2015
Grown men fighting for seats at lectures about the history of the boards. Who in their right minds would show up at 8am on a Sunday for a history event? exhibition Museum of Art and History relevanceBlessing of the Replica Boards, July 19, 2015, 8am. Photo by Jon Bailiff.
Memo from the Revolution: Six Things I've Learned from our Institutional Transformation
JUNE 12, 2013
Over the past two years, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History has undergone a significant transformation of program, audience, and resources. Our revolution is predicated on three big ideas: Art and history are something you do, not just something you learn about.
QR Codes and Visitor Motivation: Tell Them What They'll Get with that Shiny Gadget
AUGUST 2, 2011
We just opened new exhibitions at The Museum of Art & History , including one on woodworking that includes QR codes. Museum of Art and History Technology Tools Worth Checking Out design
Inside a Museum Website Redesign
NOVEMBER 16, 2011
When I started at The Museum of Art & History (MAH) in May, one of my priorities was redesigning our website. We are rebranding our museum in the community--not with marketing dollars, but with a singular message about being a thriving gathering place around art and history.
Introducing Abbott Square Part 3: Community Participation Builds a Community Plaza
MARCH 21, 2017
This is the second installation in a series of posts on the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH)'s development of Abbott Square , a new creative community plaza in downtown Santa Cruz. Abbott Square creative placemaking Museum of Art and History
Introducing Abbott Square: A Multi-Part Series on the MAH's Expansion into Creative Public Space
MARCH 6, 2017
My organization, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH), is in the home stretch of a major expansion project. The goal is for Abbott Square to become a new creative heart of our county, a town square that brings together art, history, food, play, and community.
How Do You Document Your Creative Process?
MARCH 7, 2012
Museum of Art and History Technology Tools Worth Checking Out programs web2.0Recently, my colleagues have gone wild for Pinterest. Pinterest is an online sharing tool that allows you to construct virtual bulletin boards to collect and display images from across the web.
MAH Theory of Change, Part 2: A Multimedia Walkthrough for Your Feedback
APRIL 1, 2015
Last week, Ian David Moss and I both blogged about the process of developing a theory of change for the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. At the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, one way we''re answering these questions is with a theory of change. Museum of Art and History social bridging Here''s my post , and his. This week, I''m focusing on the WHAT of the project instead of the HOW, with a slideshow we made to describe the theory.
Yes, Audience Participation Can Have Significant Value
JANUARY 11, 2012
Museum of Art and History institutional change participatory museum fundraising business models
How to Use Your Play History to Find Your New Year's Dreams
Have Fun - Do Good
JANUARY 4, 2011
In the book, he talks about recording your play history: "The primary purpose of the play history is to get us back in touch with the joy that we have all experienced at some point in our lives. I decided to use my play history as a guideline for my dreams for 2011.
Participation, Contemplation, and the Complexity of "And"
NOVEMBER 5, 2013
Our museum''s vision statement begins with the phrase, "The Museum of Art & History is a thriving central gathering place.". This framing suggests a community-centered approach in which the museum brings people together around art and history.
The History of Social Networking | Fast Company
JANUARY 25, 2011
The History of Social Networking | Fast Company: "n case you hadn't heard, social networking is big. As with everything, social networking has a history Sites like Facebook and Twitter dominate the tech news sites with every move they make getting attention. How much are they worth? Who's using them now? What changes are coming?
A Community-Driven Approach to Program Design
MARCH 28, 2012
At the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH), we've started experimenting with a "community first" approach to program development. We asked the whole group to brainstorm communities/constituencies who they thought could make a stronger connection with art, history, and culture.
Fifteen Random Things I've Learned about Design for Participation This Year
DECEMBER 28, 2011
We've been offering a host of participatory and interactive experiences at the Museum of Art & History this season. Museum of Art and History design participatory museum usercontent
Engagement, Distraction, and the Puzzle of the Puzzle
AUGUST 9, 2011
It's a little living room in a lobby area that invites people to lounge on comfortable chairs, leaf through magazines and books related to art and Santa Cruz history, and generally hang out. Museum of Art and History exhibition institutional change participatory museum comfort
Where's the Community in the Crowd? Framing and the Wall Street Journal's "Everybody's a Curator"
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
Ideas Museum of Art and History Museums Engaging in 2.0 Two weeks ago, my museum was featured in a Wall Street Journal article by Ellen Gamerman, Everybody''s a Curator. I''m thrilled that our small community museum is on the map with many big institutions around the country.
Building a Culture of Experimentation
MAY 15, 2012
Museum of Art and History institutional changeNote: the Blueprint book club will start next week. Sorry for the delay. It’s not every day you find a prototype in the bathroom. Last week, I sat down on a toilet in our museum and found myself looking at an interactive station intended to test a “Legends of the Stall” sign concept for the restrooms.