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  • Date: 11/29/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article describes a curator's unique experience designing "Our Bodyguards," an exhibit in India about immunology. Iyer and his team used traditions and stories to explain immunology concepts and counter misinformation. This article describes the rationale behind this approach and its effectiveness in informing the public. ... »
  • Date: 11/29/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article explores the particular challenges and opportunities for science centers in working on a relationship between the Western science paradigm and traditional knowledge systems. Included are key principles to keep in mind when promoting science, while still respecting traditional cultural values and individuals' cultural identities. ... »
  • Date: 10/13/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article describes the four-year Platform of Local Authorities and Communicators Engaged in Science (PLACES) project. PLACES encourages science centers and museums to play the role of facilitator in providing information and helping local leaders and communities address local challenges. This article summarizes how PLACES works and highlights ... »
  • Date: 08/24/2011
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This article compares the traditional "corporate citizenship" approach of for-profit giving to the new "corporate social responsibility" model, in which companies see themselves as active partners in the process of determining priorities, carrying out goals, and evaluating success. This article describes successful partnerships between the ... »
  • Date: 08/24/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Katherine I. Goodall, Director for Institutional Advancement at ASTC, describes the challenges and opportunities science centers face in these difficult economic times. This article provides a high-level overview of the complex subject of financial viability, and includes descriptions of private and public funding trends, earned ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2011
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    In this article, May Pagsinohin, executive director of the Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology and managing head of Science Centrum Fabrication Inc., discusses how the Phillipine Science Centrum (PSC) rebuilt and recovered after Typhoon Ondoy (internationally named Ketsana) caused major damage and devastation in 2009. Pagsinohin ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2011
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    In this article, Shannon Schumacher, annual giving officer at Pacific Science Center in Seattle, explains how she improved the museum's membership program by making two fundamental changes: treating members like donors and following best practices for museum membership. Schumacher offers advice on how to create a revenue-generating, member-centric ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Charlie Trautmann, executive director, and Lara Litchfield-Kimber, deputy director, both at the Sciencenter in Ithaca, New York, outline six financial strategies that they've used to overcome the challenges of tough economic times. These strategies, termed "F-vitamins" can help institutions maintain "financial health" during these ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Simone P. Joyaux, ACFRE, owner of Joyaux Associates, provides seven guidelines for effective major gifts solicitation. These guidelines are based on Joyaux's 36 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Gerardo Ibarra Aranda, director of operations and project director at Centro de Ciencias Explora in León, Guanajuato, Mexico, explains how this science center streamlines operations and controls expenses, while simultaneously maximizing vistior experience. Ibarra Aranda emphasizes the importance of frugal practices, efficiency in ... »

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