As part of an ongoing effort to offer the best and most effective resources to help history stakeholders achieve strong and sustainable organizational and audience growth, the NJ Historical Commission and NJ Historic Trust are pleased to announce a series of upcoming statewide workshops aimed at doing just that.

Creating a Truly Inclusive Museum

More and more funders are asking you to serve diverse audiences and to be responsive to your community. But what does that mean? Join expert Gretchen Sullivan Sorin as she provides a broad overview on what diversity means, offers successful examples of how others are working to serve broader audiences, and helps participants feel more comfortable talking about diversity.

Dates Offered:

  • February 10, 2017 at the Ocean County Library (Bishop Building) [COMPLETED] 
  • February 24, 2017 at the Cranford Community Center [COMPLETED]


Workshop and Webinar on Successful Grant Writing

Join expert Eileen Morales as she provides an introduction to the basic skills, principles, and techniques of successful grant writing. Attendees will learn invaluable tools and tips for writing successful grant proposals and enhancing essential grantsmanship skills.

Dates Offered

  • February 28, 2017 in Trenton (in-person workshop) [COMPLETED]
  • March 1, 2017 (Webinar – details provided after registration) [COMPLETED]


“Getting – and Keeping – Your Fiscal House in Order” (Budgeting Basics)

Budgets are the maps that get your organization on the right road to where you want to be in the future. This workshop will, among other things, discuss philosophies of budgeting and how to reach consensus in the budgeting process, and provide valuable tools for estimating expenses, working with current and prospective funders, and more.

Dates Offered:

  • March 9, 2017 in Hammonton at Stockton College (Kramer Hall)
  • March 10, 2017 in Plainfield at the First Unitarian Society