Texas Association of Museums, in collaboration with Prosperity Partners, Austin, is launching a new mid-career training series called CAPACITY-BUILDING SKILLS TRAINING WORKSHOPS. Prosperity Partners is a consortium of highly experienced nonprofit professionals who understand the challenges of sustainability in today’s economy, particularly for smaller nonprofit organizations. These instructional sessions focus on essential capacity-building skills such as fundraising, grant writing, marketing, board relations, volunteer management, and leveraging social media. Participation will be particularly valuable for mid-career professionals and directors of small museums, as well as volunteers and board members, but is open to everyone. The first in a series of three day-long workshops will take place in Nacogdoches on February 21.

 Registration for the February session is now open.

Registration fee for TAM members is $100 and for non-members $125

Friday, February 21, 2014

Location: The Cole Art Center  329 East Main Street Nacogdoches, TX  936-468-5500

8:30 a.m. Registration    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Workshop     Lunch will be provided.

Register Here!

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February Track: “Dollars” (February 21)

  • “Online Fundraising Bootcamp.” Designed to get organizations going in the right direction and maximize their success and return on investment, this session helps nonprofits to build highly successful fundraising campaigns by taking them step by step through the entire process. By the end of this workshop, museums will have a clear sense of the tools available, great ideas for launching or improving your efforts, and a solid plan for your organization’s next steps so you can pump up your online fundraising quickly and efficiently.  Presenter:  Rich Dietz


  • “Learn How To Use Social Media Marketing To Save Time and Grow Your Nonprofit Now!”  Effective use of social media and email marketing are critical tools for every nonprofit no matter the size of the staff or budget. In this dynamic program, we bridge the electronics gap by showing you how to easily implement social media and email marketing strategies into your program. Then we will discuss how to pair social media with your email marketing correspondence to build donors, establish relationships with grant funders and overall advocate more successfully for your organization.  Presenter:  Mary Beth Harrington


  • “Grantsmanship 101: Developing Strategies for Successful Proposals.”  In this highly competitive world, it takes more than good writing to achieve fundraising success.  This workshop will introduce you to the current funding landscape and the trends that define philanthropy in America today.  You will learn best practices in donor communications and how to create a fundraising “Tool Kit,” including how to refine your message, develop strategies for approaching funders, and craft a comprehensive plan for successful grant writing.   Presenters: Toni Turner & Karen Knox


May Track: “People” (May 16)

  • “Grant Administration and Stewardship”
  • “Donor Retention is Not Enough”
  • “The Four R’s of Volunteer Management.”

September Track: “What’s Next for Your Organization” (September 12)

  • “Are You Getting Your Message Out?”
  • “Getting Started in the NonProfit Cloud”
  • “How to Change Things in Your Personal or Professional Life, When Change is Hard.”.



is sponsored by City of Nacogdoches Historic Sites Department

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