Historia Inspired

Historia Inspired Working with historic-based organizations to keep them relevant and sustainable. Our goal is to help save local history and the groups working to preserve it, but we also understand the constraints that may prevent many organizations from exploring outside help.

This is why we scale our services based on your organization's goals, needs, and resources. Using maturity models specifically developed for history-based organizations, we assess where you are in the areas of Revenue Generation, Digital Marketing, and Organizational Functionality in order to prioritize ensuing efforts.

Mission: Historia Inspired works with historic-based organizations and nonprofits, keeping them relevant through digital strategies that generate engagement and revenue, and sustainable through better organizational planning and asset management. Our goal is to help save history and the groups that preserve it.

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ADVOCACY ALERT- Contact your representatives about saving the historic tax credit program.
11/02/2017
National Trust for Historic Preservation

ADVOCACY ALERT- Contact your representatives about saving the historic tax credit program.

URGENT ACTION! Today the House Ways and Means Committee released a proposed tax reform bill that eliminates the federal historic tax credit -- a program with a four-decade track record of success in saving our nation's historic buildings, creating over 2.4 million jobs, and actually generating revenue for the U.S. Treasury, returning $1.20 for every taxpayer dollar spent. Contact your member of Congress NOW to help save the historic tax credit.

(Image: American Brewery in Baltimore, before and after rehabilitation using the historic tax credit.)

The Michigan History Center is hiring!
11/01/2017
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The Michigan History Center is hiring!

This position manages the care and safety of the Michigan History Center's statewide museum collections (about 150,000 objects) and the integrity of collections information and supervises the Collections Unit. This position will function as a first-line manager in a standard area. Responsible for st...

Museums are economic drivers!
10/20/2017

Museums are economic drivers!

#FastFactFriday from Americans for the Arts showing off how f***ing awesome museums are.

Lessons for museums from Sears
08/14/2017
Anarchist Guide to Historic House Museums

Lessons for museums from Sears

Historic sites should pay attention to this story. The trajectory of "bricks & mortar" retail is similar to heritage sites that don't innovate and re-envision how they communicate and "sell" history.

Old Salem’s new, controversial president is changing the way people experience history
07/27/2017
Old Salem’s new, controversial president is changing the way people experience history

Old Salem’s new, controversial president is changing the way people experience history

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- He’s outspoken. He’s opinionated. He’s unconventional. He’s controversial. He’s also the person the restored Moravian town of Old Salem has picked to keep the place relevant to 21st century visitors. Frank Vagnone is an architect, author, designer, sculptor, painter, blogger a...

American Association for State and Local History
07/20/2017
American Association for State and Local History

American Association for State and Local History

Advocacy Alert!!! We need more history organizations to join a field-wide letter to Congress in support of federal programs that help museums serve their communities. Deadline to sign is Friday, July 21

The letter—produced by the American Alliance of Museums and eight other national organizations, including AASLH—notes in part that, “the tremendous economic and educational contributions of museums make them eminently worthy of federal funding.”

SIGN HERE (and please share) http://www.aam-us.org/advocacy/issues/nationwide-museum-funding-letter-to-congress

A primer for us all!
07/06/2017

A primer for us all!

We love this comic from Dana Jeri Maier 😂
More of her work here: The Worried Well

How to ask for that big check for your museum or nonprofit...
07/06/2017
www.joangarry.com

How to ask for that big check for your museum or nonprofit...

It's not the Salem Sarah Vowell writes about, complete with fall vacations and witch trivets, but there are still some e...
06/27/2017
Employment

It's not the Salem Sarah Vowell writes about, complete with fall vacations and witch trivets, but there are still some excellent jobs open in Old Salem, NC!

in a variety of fields including historical preservation, retail, education, administration, and visitor services. Job opportunities are listed here and are updated on a weekly basis. We are

Museums bring in new directors with "vision," but how does this affect (or is affected by) the rest of the staff?
06/23/2017
What does it mean for a museum director to have a vision?

Museums bring in new directors with "vision," but how does this affect (or is affected by) the rest of the staff?

This week’s guest post is by Tracy Truels, Director of Learning and Engagement at Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Tracy has also worked at museums in Houston and New York. In addition to her wor…

An effective mission statement is the cornerstone of your museum or nonprofit historical organization. We'll look at how...
06/06/2017
Discovering the Magic of Mission Statements – Historia Inspired

An effective mission statement is the cornerstone of your museum or nonprofit historical organization. We'll look at how to turn these often lackluster, forgettable phrases into our main tools for success. http://www.historiainspired.com/board-development/nonprofit-mission-statement/

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit in on the monthly board meeting for a local nonprofit. They hoped to gain insight from members of other organizations in an attempt to cement community support for one of their goals. The group wanted to open a community center, a youth support venue, or a stud...

Helping your employees achieve their off the clock goals makes them happier and more productive at work!
06/02/2017
Why You Should Ask Every Employee To Make a Bucket List

Helping your employees achieve their off the clock goals makes them happier and more productive at work!

Helping your staff fulfill their goals off the clock improves productivity, engagement, and overall job satisfaction.

Are you looking for free apps to make running your history-based nonprofit easier?
05/31/2017
6 Free Google Tools for History-Based Nonprofits – Historia Inspired

Are you looking for free apps to make running your history-based nonprofit easier?

, an essentially free program for U.S. (and U.K.) nonprofits wanting to grow their organization through online channels of engagement. Though it has eligibility requirements, once accepted, you have access to free versions of all Google products, including tutorials for each to help you get started.

This is a very worthwhile app to invest time in, both as an organization and as a history enthusiast.
05/22/2017

This is a very worthwhile app to invest time in, both as an organization and as a history enthusiast.

Historians and organizations have created 24,000 individual entries and 150+ walking tours that connect people to nearby history in their communities. Non-profit & free for all!
Join us at http://www.theclio.com

When even the error messages convert visitors to supporters- 30 creative 404 pages that leave museum goers excited for e...
05/21/2017
When Wrong Goes Right: 30 Creative Museum 404 Error Pages

When even the error messages convert visitors to supporters- 30 creative 404 pages that leave museum goers excited for even more!

404 pages are the dead ends of the internet, but some museums around the world are using them for a bit of playful audience engagement.

Save a bit of money by making your own collections care boxes.
05/11/2017
How to save money by making your own archival boxes

Save a bit of money by making your own collections care boxes.

So I know what you’re thinking. Why would you need to save money by building custom archival phase boxes? Archives are just rolling in cash, right?  Of course they are, but just to be on

A few easy to use tech resources to lighten your load!
05/09/2017
59 Useful Mobile Apps & Online Tools for Nonprofits

A few easy to use tech resources to lighten your load!

The number of low-cost or free apps and online tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. Provided you set aside the time to explore and experiment, your nonprofit can use the apps and tools listed below to significantly improve your web and email communications and your social media campaig...

How much was your volunteer's time worth in 2016?
04/21/2017
The Value of Volunteer Time — Independent Sector

How much was your volunteer's time worth in 2016?

$24.14per hour Estimated Value of Volunteer Time for 20161 National Value of Volunteer Time The estimate helps acknowledge the millions of individuals who dedicate their time, talents, and energy to making a difference. Charitable organizations can use this estimate to quantify the enormous value vo...

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