Earlier this month, we began a busy period of conferences with the Greater Hudson Heritage Network's Annual Conference & Awards for Excellence. This week, we're in Buffalo for the annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC), where today at 3:45 PM, DHPSNY Program Coordinator Anastasia Matijkiw will chair a panel discussion on the DHPSNY program, featuring Archives Specialist Amelia Parks and representatives from the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, Lily Dale Assembly, and Lincoln Center, who have all taken part in DHPSNY's Planning & Assessment Services.
We're excited to announce the publication of our first annual newsletter! The centerpiece of this issue, "Looking Back: Highlights from Our First Year," is a detailed rundown of all that we've accomplished since we went online in the fall of 2016, including a look back at our educational workshops, conference presentations, and Planning & Assesment site visits.
Our latest webinar recording, The Importance of Strategic Planning, is now online! Thanks to our colleague Susan Weinrich, Vice President of Organizational and Community Development at the New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON), who delivered a comprehensive overview of the strategic planning process that highlighted the importance of having a plan in place and how it can help your organization move forward.
Earlier this year, DHPSNY began accepting Planning & Assessment Services applications on a rolling basis, with three review periods scheduled throughout the year. This summer, we concluded our second application review round of 2017, and we're excited to announce that we have awarded services to eight new organizations from around the State. Learn more about each institution in our latest Planning & Assessment class!
The deadline to register for our next workshop has been EXTENDED to Wednesday, October 18th! Sign up to join us in Erie County on October 25th at the Western New York Library Resources Council in Cheektowaga for our final workshop of the year, Fundamentals of Caring for Paper Collections. This session is scheduled to take place the day before this year's Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC), just up the road in Buffalo!
A new season of free educational webinars kicked-off this morning with Spreading the Word, an overview of marketing and promotion strategies aimed at small- and medium-sized collecting institutions. Lee Price, Director of Development at CCAHA, provided a broad overview of the evolution of media and the role of storytelling in an instuitution's marketing strategy. Amy Heuer, CCAHA's Manager of Marketing and Engagement, followed that up with many concrete suggestions on ways to use social media and other tools to engage and expand your institution's audience.
Join DHPSNY staff as we hold "office hours" to answer all of your questions about our free Planning & Assessment Services and help guide you through the application process. This special information session starts Wednesday, October 18th, at 1:00 PM.
We're excited to announce a new schedule of free educational webinars for the fall and winter, with additional spring 2018 presentations to be announced shortly. This season, we'll cover a range of new topics, from marketing and fundraising strategies to the basics of cold storage, selecting housing materials, and mold prevention. Presenters for upcoming sessions include DHPSNY staff, as well as trained conservators and staff from the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts.
We're excited to help announce a fantastic grant opportunity for museum/object collections in New York State! The NYSCA and Greater Hudson Heritage Network's new Collection Needs Assessment Program offers supplies grants up to $750 for collections management supplies such as storage boxes, artifact trays, dividers, Tyvek sheeting, environmental monitors, and more!