The Early Reviews are In

Oct 29, 2010
Here are some of the comments we've received already for our newest publication "What Comes First": "I am so pleased to see this publication. It's very thorough and realistic in outlook. There are so many museums today that are struggling and loads of people with good intentions and ideas about creating new institutions. They are in great need of careful planning and solid advice from the field. This will help."

MANY's latest publication: What Comes First

Oct 27, 2010
Your Guide to Building a Strong, Sustainable Museum or Historical Organization (With Real Life Advice from Folks Who’ve Done It) [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"111","attributes":{"class":"media-image alignright size-full wp-image-837","typeof":"foaf:Image","style":"","width":"201","height":"132","title":"WhatComesFirst","alt":""}}]]MANY's newest publication will help individuals and groups determine if founding a museum or heritage organization is the best alternative for preserving a collection, a building or a community's history.

Long Island Meeting Update

Oct 22, 2010
More than 40 people representing 25 institutions across Long Island joined in conversations about their successes and challenges this week.  Partnering, attracting new audiences (including volunteers and members), and fundraising are some of the most pressing issues facing most organizations. We hope to see you next week at our meetings at the Museum at Bethel Woods in Liberty or at the Corning Museum of Glass.

We're Off to Long Island! Join Us!!

Oct 16, 2010
Our next MANY Member Briefings are set for Long Island this week.  We hope to see you at the Long Island Children's Museum or the Suffolk County Historical Society to hear about what's on your mind.  Just send us an email to let us know you're coming. Wednesday, October 20:  Nassau County 2 – 4 p.m. Long Island Children’s Museum Garden City Thursday, October 21:  Suffolk County 10 a.m. – Noon Suffolk County Historical Society Riverhead

2010-2011 MANY Salary Survey

Oct 13, 2010
The latest edition of MANY's celebrated biennial publication examines compensation of more than 70 job titles from 91 New York State museums and historical organizations. In the 2010-2011 edition you'll find Annual salary information for more than 70 positions reported by 91 New York State institutions Full-time and part-time positions reported Position gender data and educational requirements reported Data sorted by budget size, institution location and discipline

Making the Meter Move: Developing an Institutional Philosophy About Corporate Giving

Oct 10, 2010
The economy has really taken a toll on corporate giving.  Looking for some practical advice on how to navigate the changing world of corporate philanthropy?  MANY's 2004 classic, Making the Meter Move, might just be the ticket to help your organization regain its footing with corporate donors -- or build new relationships altogether. Gone are the days of the truly philanthropic business contribution. In its place is marketing money, which is strategically spent to give the donor high visibility and hopefully greater market share.

MANY Member Briefings + Roundtables Underway this Fall

Oct 06, 2010

October is NYS Humanities Month!

Oct 05, 2010
For a regional listing of humanities programming, visit the website of the New York Council for the Humanities.

Deaccessioning FAQ Available

Sep 20, 2010
Our colleagues at Museumwise have prepared a factsheet about NYS standards for deaccessioning and the use of proceeds from the sale of deaccessioned material. Find it here.

Regents Postpone Emergency Rule; Approve New Advisory Committee on Museums

Sep 10, 2010
At their September meeting in Albany, the NYS Board of Regents postponed indefinitely a temporary rule (Regents Rule 3.27, relating to Museum Collections Management Policies) dating back to 2008 that includes criteria for deaccessioning permanent collections. In response to concerns raised by the Museum Association of New York and several museums that the criteria was not representative of field-wide practice, the Regents chose to return to existing regulation stating that it is “sufficient”.