Managing Website Projects | Module 4

Intro Session: Get Inspired!


July 6, 2021 | 11:00am PT, 2:00pm ET
Beginner Level, Peer-to-peer introductory session
Presenters: Cathy Saunders, Lighting the Way Coordinator, New Bedford Whaling Museum, and Dr. Fran Kaplan, Co-Founder, Nurturing Diversity Partners and consultant, America’s Black Holocaust Virtual Museum
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Description: Does your museum’s website allow those who manage it to rapidly adapt to changing circumstances? Can you easily create or update a digital exhibit or oral history file? Are you able to cross promote events, stories, and objects on all of your pages? Join this session to hear from museum professionals who have managed website projects through times of great change using teams of volunteers, in-house staff and community partners. Learn about projects that have been agile, effective, budget friendly and forward thinking!

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Cathy Saunders
Lighting the Way Coordinator
New Bedford Whaling Museum
New Bedford, MA

Cathy Saunders has three decades of experience developing innovative programs with the Science Museum of Minnesota, Providence Children’s Museum, Lippitt House Museum, and New Bedford Whaling Museum. At the Whaling Museum she coordinates Lighting the Way: Historic Women of the SouthCoast; the historic profiles housed on the project website, www.HistoricWomenSouthCoast.org, are inspiration for programming that explores and amplifies the impact of women from the region. Cathy earned her masters degree in Museum Education Leadership from Bank Street College. She currently serves on the New England Museum Association board.

 

 

Dr. Fran Kaplan
Consultant, America’s Black Holocaust Virtual Museum
Co-Founder, Nurturing Diversity Partners
Milwaukee, WI

Dr. Kaplan’s fifty-five-year career has been spent working for social justice and peace locally, nationally, and internationally. She holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and a Master of Social Work degree.  Her work as an adult educator, social worker and community organizer has taken her into various arenas, including farmworker rights, women’s healthcare, child abuse prevention, parenting education, and public history. She has served as an executive, program, and training director. She is also a published author and filmmaker. From Spring 2010 through Summer 2017, Fran worked as a full-time volunteer with the community group working to re-establish America’s Black Holocaust Museum.

 

 

 

Sessions and Workshops in Module 4: Managing Website Projects

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INTRO SESSION

  Get Inspired  

Beginner Level: Join this session to hear from museum professionals who have managed website projects through times of great change using teams of volunteers, in-house staff and community partners. 

Presenters: Cathy Saunders, Lighting the Way Coordinator, New Bedford Whaling Museum, and Dr. Fran Kaplan, Co-Founder, Nurturing Diversity Partners and consultant, America’s Black Holocaust Virtual Museum

 

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TEch Workshop 1

Plan for Success

Beginner Level: What do you need to get started with a website project? Drop in on this workshop to access easy-to-follow, step-by-step processes that include helpful guides and checklists for goal setting, project phases, and team-building…even if you are a staff of one.

Presenter: Despi Mayes, Founder & Lead Strategist, Bluebird, Indianapolis, IN

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TEch Workshop 2

Setting Content Priorities

Intermediate Level: Join this session to learn about methods to streamline content planning with helpful tracking tools. Plus, we’ll practice ways to identify content gaps, find creative ways to fill them, and explore innovative ways to tell stories online without breaking the budget. 

Presenter: Despi Mayes, Founder & Lead Strategist, Bluebird, Indianapolis, IN

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Tech Workshop 3

Managing the Project

Advanced Level: Join us this week to get the inside scoop on how to manage technical resources with confidence. We’ll identify common pitfalls that derail web projects and how to prevent or solve them. Learn how to plan a successful website launch and tackle post-launch maintenance.

Presenter: Despi Mayes, Founder & Lead Strategist,  Bluebird, Indianapolis, IN