Fundraising in the Post-Pandemic Era

Friday, September 10 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Many historical organizations are facing challenges recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic that closed their doors for over a year.  As the economy begins to reopen, and historical organizations begin to recover, how can you increase your funding and stop paying expenses for your organization out of your pocket?  This workshop will focus on fundraising ideas that can be deployed post-pandemic.  Learn what types of fundraisers exist and how to successfully execute them for your organization.

Enhancing Your Historical Organization's Publication

Friday, September 10 | 1:15pm - 2:15pm

Historical organizations play a unique role in preserving and promoting local history.  Many organizations publish articles about the people and events of the past, but how do you ensure you connect with your audience in a meaningful way? This workshop will focus on starting or enhancing your monthly, quarterly, or annual publication for your historical organization.  You will learn about impacting the historical community with your stories, selecting powerful photographs to complement your stories, creating an appealing design, recruiting and retaining a dedicated team to manage the publication, and successfully promoting your publication.

Modern Technology for Historical Organizations

Friday, September 10 | 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Historical organizations have spent countless hours researching and preserving California history. What types of technology can we use to share California's rich past with the next generation? This workshop will focus on utilizing technology to share what we already know about California history and encourage the next generation to continue preserving and promoting California history.  You will learn new methods of sharing information in the digital world that we now live in.