Friday, May 18, 2018
OFBYFOR ALL: Let's Build Organizations that are OF, BY, & FOR our Communities
Today, I'm thrilled to announce the launch of a new global initiative, OFBYFOR ALL . OFBYFOR ALL is a framework to help civic and cu...
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
How Will You Turn Those New Ideas into Action?
You've just come home from a conference. You finished a book. You aced that course. What are you going to do with all the notes in you...
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Which New Audiences? A Great Washington Post Article and its Implications about Age, Income, and Race
This weekend was thrilling for me. The Washington Post covered the MAH's transformation as part of an article about museums engaging ...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The Art of Relevance is Now Available For Free on the Web (and Here's Why)
It's finally here! You can now read all the chapters in The Art of Relevance for free online. I hope you'll enjoy this resource a...
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Ten Tips for More Powerful Public Speaking
I love presenting. Standing in front of an audience fills me with adrenaline and calm at the same time. The adrenaline comes from fear and...
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
This is What the Participatory Museum Sounds Like
It's late in the afternoon. I'm cranking away on a grant proposal, when suddenly, a classical rendition of "All the Single La...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Are Participant Demographics the Most Useful Single Measure of Community Impact?
Let's say you want your organization to be rooted in your community. To be of value to your community. To reflect and represent your c...
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Introducing Community Participation Bootcamp at the MAH
For the past five years, each summer, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History has hosted MuseumCamp . MuseumCamp is a professional deve...
Monday, January 08, 2018
Instead of Selling Objects, Build Public Trust
You run a regional museum. It's been struggling financially for years. Now, you have a new vision--co-created with trustees and comm...
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
What is the Turkey and the Bread (or the Sourdough Starter) of the MAH?
Last month, I went to an amazing training called the Skid Row School for Social Change . The mission of the Skid Row School is to train le...
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