Trustee Network: Making the case – the trustee role as museum advocate
20 The Newarke Leicester LE2 7BY
We are looking forward to see you at the next meeting of the MDEM Trustees Network
The role of trustee as advocate for the museum is crucial to an organisation’s success
Framing your messages so they are effective and consistent will enhance funding applications, generate support and help in recruiting new trustees – developing and implementing that clarity of message can be challenging.
This meeting of the Trustee Network will consider how trustees can develop clear messaging and use it effectively.
We will start with a case study from the trustee team at Heckington Windmill,. Charles Pinchbeck, chairman and trustees Jim Bailey and Michelle Andrews will discuss their recent successful National Lottery Heritage Fund/ HLF funded development. They will focus on how they built support to ensure messages were clear and effective and the lessons learned for the future.
Heather Lomas will lead a workshop session, with top tips and hints on how to make the case for your own museum.
There will be plenty of opportunity for networking over a sandwich lunch.
In the afternoon we would like you to share your own advocacy examples of best practice. Please consider how your museum makes its case and bring along examples to share.
We will also revisit the Equality Action Planning, which was introduced at the Trustee Conference in April, so please bring along the plans you have developed.
Refreshments and a sandwich lunch will be provided.