AIM And The Charity Finance Group: A Lot To look Forward To In 2019!
Since we launched our partnership with the Charity Finance Group in June, over 230 AIM members have signed up to take advantage of free CFG membership. All members of staff, Trustees and volunteers within your organisation are eligible for this free membership, so if you want support with a range of finance issues – please sign up today at no charge.
We have been planning our programme of partnership activities with CFG for 2019, and you can expect more webinars, top tips from Finance sector experts, podcasts and new CFG regional events next year. To help us tailor the 2019 programme for our members across the UK, please consider taking part in a quick survey to help us identify what topics you would like to see covered.
Find out more about the Charity Finance Group, and how they can support your museum on their website.
Resources: ‘Being An Effective Chair’
AIM, in partnership with the Association of Chairs, recently ran a workshop called ‘Being an Effective Chair’. Ten Chairs of AIM member museums attended, and the event was sold out, so in case you weren’t able to attend, some useful resources can be found at: Being an Effective Chair. You can also view upcoming Association of Chairs events and workshops here. AIM and the Association of Chairs will be working together more closely in 2019, so keep a look out for new resources and training opportunities in future editions of this E-news, or email email@example.com to find out more.
Help From The AIM Energy Action Group: What Are The Benefits Of Smart Meters (AMR) For Your Museum?
AIM Associate Supplier Article: How Can Museums Work With Web Design Agencies?
One of the challenges heritage sector organisations face when commissioning a new website is working with web design agencies. Building a great relationship and mutual understanding with your chosen website design agency can pay dividends and produce a website that will showcase your organisation in the best light.
As part of our new partnership with the Charity Finance Group, we will regularly feature news and updates from CFG here in the AIM E-News that will benefit our members. To activate your free membership of the CFG please visit www.cfg.org.uk/aim
Find Out About New Ways To Fund Your Museum
Charity Finance Group’s Alternative Finance event is coming to London on Thursday 24 January – it’s only £50 for CFG members, and it’s designed to bring you ideas on alternative forms of finance for your charity, and how to begin introducing them into your organisation. There will be two streams of sessions you can dip in and out of throughout the day, plus an exhibition running, so you can choose what will be of most interest to you in the day. Find out more and book at www.cfg.org.uk/altfinance19 (if you’ve not signed up to CFG yet, just visit www.cfg.org.uk/AIM and we’ll sign you up!).
CFG Members’ Christmas Drinks
If you are out and about in London on Wednesday 12 December, CFG is holding their very first members’ Christmas Drinks on the 34th floor of The Gherkin from 16.30 and we’d love it if you could come along! There’ll be complimentary drinks, music, nibbles, the chance to wind up the year with colleagues in the charity sector – and of course some fantastic views over London! Tickets only cost £20 – book at www.cfg.org.uk/christmas18. (Make sure you’ve signed up to CFG membership – it’s included in your AIM membership at no additional cost, and you receive discount and access to exclusive events such as these – go to www.cfg.org.uk/AIM to register).
Other News And Events
16 Excellent Digital Resources For Charities
Charity Digital News has collated a list of the best platforms and websites for charities to learn about digital, connect with others and find techy volunteers. Well worth a read.
Nominate Today! The National Creative Learning Awards
The National Creative Learning Awards are accepting nominations until 14 December 2018 for creative projects which make a difference in people’s lives. Categories include heritage and details of how to make a nomination can be found at The National Creative Learning Awards
Freeman Tilden, the “father of interpretation” believed that interpretation is an art, but one which can be taught. We will share the skills of this “art” and explore Tilden’s other principles of interpretation through hands-on learning. You will discover the background and context for interpretive theory and be supported to put it into practice in a meaningful way. Runs 7 February 2019, 10.00-16.30, Discovery Museum, Newcastle.
Grants are given towards the cost of short courses and of attending conferences (conservation students and interns are not eligible to apply for CPD grants). Follow this link to find out about the latest CPD grant awards. The next deadline for applications is January 14th, 2019 – for all short courses and conferences (EXCEPT Icon’19).
Chief Executive – Great Western Society Limited (Didcot Railway Centre)
We are looking for an experienced, innovative and commercially aware Chief Executive for the Great Western Society Limited at its Didcot Railway Centre. This is a newly created role. The Chief Executive will work with the Board to develop and deliver an organisational strategy to develop the Great Western Society and maximise the return on the resources of the society. The Chief Executive will report directly to the Board and will manage a senior team including paid staff and volunteers. The role includes building our fundraising and marketing capability and increasing our membership; whilst delivering good financial management, governance and stewardship of our resources. In addition, the postholder will direct the management of our exhibition strategy to successfully engage existing and new audiences. Closing date: noon on Friday 14th December 2018. Further Information: Chief Executive – Great Western Society Limited (Didcot Railway Centre)
Curator – National Mining Museum Scotland
We are currently looking for a Curator who will have overall responsibility for the curation, care and development of the National Mining Museum Scotland’s collections. A full job description is available in the link below. Closing Date: Wednesday 19th December 2018, 5pm. Further information: Curator at National Mining Museum Scotland
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