Friday, August 30, 2013

Seminar: “Funding Strategies and Stabilization for Tribal Museums," Sept 16-17, 2013

National Native Museum Training Program
-- Applications being accepted --

“Funding Strategies and Stabilization for Tribal Museums”

Seminar Dates: September 16-17, 2013
Location: Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage, Alaska

Seminar Description:
This seminar is designed for tribal museums and cultural centers to discuss sustaining and improving museum management and operation. In addition to course curriculum, participants may participate in a short one-on-one session with seminar faculty to discuss their unique fiscal and management issues.

Seminar Faculty:
Laurie B. Wolf is Vice President of The Foraker Group in Anchorage, Alaska. She is responsible for curriculum and training design and service development. The Foraker Group - unique among Alaska nonprofit organizations - strengthens the sector with a focus on five major goals: promoting organizational sustainability; encouraging boards and staff to act strategically; providing high-quality, cost-effective education and training; assisting organizations with collaborations; and promoting a culture of philanthropy. Laurie has worked in the nonprofit sector for 18 years and has expertise in the creation and growth of fund development programs, including infrastructure development, donor cultivation and stewardship. She also has expertise in database management, writing and editing of paper and web based communications and grants, and cultivation and training of boards of directors.  Laurie is one of 20 Certified Fund Raising Executives in the State of Alaska. She has served on a variety of boards and worked as a volunteer in arts, environmental and human services organizations.

Annette Evans Smith is the President and CEO for the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Annette has over 12 years of senior-level management experience at non-profit organizations in the areas of Alaska Native arts and culture, international relations, and healthcare. Previously, Annette served as the Vice President of Community Relations and Development where she completed a $3.5 million capital campaign to revitalize the Center's Village Sites and launched an annual fund program that has grown from $130,000 to over $500,000 annually. As a public relations and development practitioner, she has diverse knowledge and experience in legislative affairs, working with corporations, governmental agencies, foundations, and Alaska Native Corporations. Annette attended Stanford University where she majored in International Relations and minored in Native American Studies. She is of Athabascan, Yup'ik and Alutiiq descent. She was born in Fairbanks and was raised mainly in the rural community of Dillingham. She is married to Daniel Smith of Dillingham, Alaska, and they have two young sons. Annette is a trustee for Western States Arts Federation, council member for the statewide Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council and also serves on the Alaska Native Advisory Panel for the Alaska State Council on the Arts and as a member for the Cultural Trust Advisory Committee.

Thanks to the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation, scholarship assistance is available
for this seminar.

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NATHPO is a not-for-profit membership association of tribal governments that are committed to preserving, rejuvenating, and improving the status of tribal cultures and cultural practices by supporting Native languages, arts, dances, music, oral traditions, cultural properties, tribal museums, tribal cultural centers, and tribal libraries.

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