Now that the post-conference dust has settled, we’re excited to officially announce MANY’s next venture: the relaunch of our monthly member e-newsletter! The primary purpose of the relaunch is to show our member base that no matter their size, location, or content area, all museums and cultural institutions are concerned with the same three issues:
- Resources, both human and financial;
- The relationship with the Community in which they are located, and;
- Access to their Exhibitions & Collections.
Stories and events that showcase how museums in New York State have addressed these issues in their day-to-day operations will be the core of this newsletter. In each edition, we will share the accomplishments of our members through articles and posts from our website and social media channels.
We need your help to make this newsletter a success. MANY is only as strong as our members, and although you will be able to share your stories with your colleagues through links on our website, this newsletter is a benefit of your MANY membership.
Here’s how it’s going to work: Think about what stories you want us to share with other museum professionals in New York. Consider these questions while you’re brainstorming ideas:
- What are you working on that’s new and exciting?
- What is something you’re proud to have accomplished in the last year?
- What awards or accolades have you received for your work?
Send your pitches via email to our Marketing and Social Media Coordinator, Sarah Heikkinen (firstname.lastname@example.org). Sarah will be producing the newsletter and managing the News, Member News, and Discussion and Events Forum pages on our website. Send all submissions, questions, and feedback to her. Please include the words "Newsletter Submission" in the subject line. All pitches should be submitted to Sarah by the second Wednesday of the month. Look for the first issue of the MANY e-newsletter in your inbox on May 30, 2018!
Other newsletter content will include editorial features from guest authors and highlights from our social media pages. We’ll be adding multimedia features to the newsletter as it grows, so we also invite you to share photos, videos, and other media with your submissions.
We’re so excited to be starting this new chapter of MANY with all of you. Thank you again to all who attended Visioning Change for making #MANY2018 a tremendous success. If you haven’t taken our post-conference survey, it will be open through May 1st – take it here!
Until next month,