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Monday, August 17 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Towards Financial Sustainability in Archives (NEW!) #1612 ------- [CANCELLED]

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Course Fees: Advance / Regular*

SAA Members: $189 / $249
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $219 / $279
Nonmembers: $249 / $299

*Register for either Fundamentals of Project Management for ArchivistsTowards Financial Sustainability in Archivesand/or Advanced Project Management for Archivists and save!

Any two courses:
SAA Member $279 / $339
Employees of Member Institutions $309 / $369
Nonmember $339 / $399

All three courses: 
SAA Member $359 / $419
Employees of Member Institutions $389 / $449
Nonmember $419 / $479

Course Description (1 day, .75 CEUs, 5 ARCs)

Sustainable organizations have a business model that allows the necessary time and resources to meet their mission. Archives and other cultural organizations must work to develop operating models to become sustainableeven when in the midst of an economic downturn.

This workshop will challenge you to think (perhaps for the first time!) about your organization as a business. We’ll introduce you to several tools, including graphical methods for evaluating institutional performance and economic impact analysis. These tools, along with guidance on how to ask difficult questions and how to approach tough decisions, will help you develop a strategic plan for your organization as you work toward financial sustainability. 

Upon completion of this course you'll be able to: 

  • Describe the foundations of a sustainable organization;

  • Demonstrate graphical methods for evaluating performance;

  • Define basics of economic impact analysis;

  • Discuss surveys, statistics, and questions that can help you think strategically; and 

  • Discover how the tools can be utilized to put together a financially sustainable model.

Who should attend?
New and experienced archivists in managerial, developmental, or outreach roles.

Knowledge assumed for this course: The instructors assume that participants have basic knowledge of the business operations of archives.

Attendance is limited to 40.


David Flynn

Director, Bureau of Business & Economic Research, and Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, College of Business and Public Administration, University of North Dakota
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Rosemary Pleva Flynn

Senior Librarian, University of North Dakota
-- Senior Librarian, Library & Information Services, Energy & Environmental Research Center, University of North Dakota (includes the archives and records management program and overseeing associated staff) -- Certified Archivist -- SAA Workshop Instructor -- Chair, SAA Dictionary Working Group -- ACA representative to the Nexus LAB: Leading Across Boundaries project advisory board. -- Alum of the Archives Leadership Institute -- Project... Read More →

Matthew Hesekiah

CEO, Neptune, Inc.

Monday August 17, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Cancelled Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44113