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2019-2021 Plan: Goals and Strategies (FAIC)

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 All the goals below reflect agreed on priorities for FAIC, and the order in which they are listed in the strategic plan does not indicate a greater or lesser level of importance.


Goal 1

Build Operational Strength and Sustainability

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 It is critical for the Foundation to increase unrestricted revenue in order to build capacity in support of its goals, to be positioned to embrace new opportunities, and to be sustainable into the future.

Strategies

Expand Fundraising Base

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 •  Encourage participation and giving from non-preservation professionals, allied fields, and the general public.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 •  Register FAIC as a charity with appropriate states to enable wider fundraising.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 •  Use the case for support and new messaging to strengthen communications and broaden the base of support.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 •  Take advantage of new fundraising and communication technology, including donor management software.

Build the Opportunity Fund with the Assistance of Contracted Fundraising Counsel and Support

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 1 •  Leverage efforts with a “50 Forward” campaign (for 50th anniversary of AIC and FAIC).

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 •  Given aging AIC membership, create a strengthened pitch for bequests to build the Opportunity Fund.

Expand the Sponsorship Program

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 •  With the assistance of contracted fundraising counsel, create a plan and implement an expanded sponsorship program.

Continue to Cultivate and Recruit Board Members Able to Assist FAIC in Reaching Its Goals

10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0 •  Cultivate new board members who can help increase awareness and outreach to their networks and identify new funding opportunities.

11 Leave a comment on paragraph 11 0 •  Continue the board initiative to expand outreach and fundraising opportunities.


Goal 2

Elevate the Conservation Profession

12 Leave a comment on paragraph 12 1 The Foundation applies its expertise to strengthen the protection of our shared cultural heritage through programming, exchanges, and outreach activities that are critical in increasing the awareness of allied professionals and the public of the importance of the preservation of cultural heritage for future generations.

Strategies

Continue to Expand Outreach Activities

13 Leave a comment on paragraph 13 2 •  Continue to raise awareness of and promote conservation and conservation professionals through programming, communications, and advocacy.

•  Utilize social media to continue to reach the public and introduce them to topics in conservation in addition to the achievements of AIC members.

•  Establish a “Friends” program for individuals outside of the conservation profession, providing those members with information about conservation, how and when to engage a conservator, and how to support the field (see Goal 5).

16 Leave a comment on paragraph 16 1 •  Identify strategies to promote FAIC and AIC online resources internationally.

•  Advance the role of CoOL and the ConsDistList as a broad international education and outreach tool.

•  Research most-used information on CoOL through analytics and current student use.

•  Promote the AIC wiki, Connecting to Collections Care, STASH, and other AIC and FAIC online resources internationally.

20 Leave a comment on paragraph 20 1 •  Advance equity and inclusion in the conservation profession in collaboration with AIC.

•  Implement outreach recommendations of the Equity & Inclusion Working Group.

•  Assist in expanding K-12 activities in support of equity and inclusion goals through outreach and consideration of opportunities for funding.

•  Build awareness of the field and opportunities in the field.

24 Leave a comment on paragraph 24 1 •  Advocate for conservation professionals to assume leadership positions.

•  Develop partnerships with like-minded organizations to identify resources and create a broad plan of action, in concert with AIC.

•  Develop and implement a plan, in collaboration with AIC, to promote conservation and conservation professionals into leadership roles in cultural heritage institutions.

•  Be open to funding opportunities to expand outreach activities.

Explore Opportunities to Support Global Preservation Initiatives and Exchanges

28 Leave a comment on paragraph 28 1 •  Maintain relationships with funders that might serve as flexible sources of support for special initiatives.

29 Leave a comment on paragraph 29 0 •  Build relationships with allied organizations to explore preservation initiatives resonating on a global scale.

30 Leave a comment on paragraph 30 0 •  Identify strategies to promote cultural emergency preparedness and response training and resources internationally.

31 Leave a comment on paragraph 31 1 •  Continue to support the Latin American and Caribbean Program, if financially feasible.

32 Leave a comment on paragraph 32 1 •  Encourage and support international collaboration in research that can be shared with the profession, including hosting open data and other resources.


Goal 3

Strengthen Professional Development, Research, and Publications

33 Leave a comment on paragraph 33 0 One of the core missions of FAIC is to develop, refine, and support continuing educational opportunities to serve and empower conservation professionals throughout their careers. The FAIC Strategic Plan for Professional Development, updated regularly, provides additional guidance for this effort.

34 Leave a comment on paragraph 34 0 High quality FAIC print and electronic resources are critical to effectively serve the conservation community, allied professionals, and the general public. FAIC will continue to improve its information resources through regular review and adherence to policies that provide consistency, assure quality, and maintain standards.

35 Leave a comment on paragraph 35 0 The Foundation provides opportunities for conservators to showcase their expertise by serving as educators, authors, and presenters in professional development venues and, more broadly, in collection care.

Strategies

Provide Professional Development Opportunities for Conservation Professionals

36 Leave a comment on paragraph 36 0 •  Strengthen current programs.

•  Continue to assess all FAIC professional development programs to ensure relevance, focus, value, and need, building on past assessments.

•  Assess processes for administering professional development programs to seek opportunities for streamlining.

•  Seek opportunities to incorporate digital competencies into professional development and outreach programs. Promote digital competencies and resources.

•  Identify and provide (when possible) leadership training, and build resources, for career advancement and to strengthen our voice in arts and humanities communities. Create a plan for a leadership initiative in collaboration with AIC and determine the priority and available opportunities for fundraising in support of leadership initiatives.

•  Seek appropriate sponsorships and new funding streams for FAIC professional development programs.

42 Leave a comment on paragraph 42 0 •  Expand online programming.

•  Revise and migrate existing online courses to Higher Logic LMS.

•  Create additional webinars and, as funding permits, online courses, such as moving emergency response team training to an online format.

•  Develop cost-effective online learning modules, as funding permits, such as the photo chemistry module.

46 Leave a comment on paragraph 46 0 •  Expand opportunities for professional development grants and scholarships.

•  Work with AIC Specialty Groups and committees to identify mutual priorities and create an efficient process to distribute scholarships, grants, and stipends that support these priorities through multiple funding sources.

•  Continue to administer the Kress Conservation Fellowships for post-graduate training.

•  Assess funding opportunities to increase the number of scholarships to attend AIC annual meetings and other professional conferences.

Increase Research and Online and Print Resources

50 Leave a comment on paragraph 50 0 •  Transform Conservation OnLine (CoOL).

•  Continue to upgrade CoOL and the management of its resources, providing broader access and sustainability.

•  Create a plan for the future of CoOL that includes both content and technology.

•  Assess what content might be migrated to Higher Logic and the Conservation Wiki.

•  Consider the priority of funding the information architecture project to reorganize CoOL.

55 Leave a comment on paragraph 55 0 •  Continue to support and promote expanded content on the wiki and other content resources. Assist AIC in organizing the Higher Logic resource library to make resources accessible.

56 Leave a comment on paragraph 56 0 •  Continue outreach efforts to promote digital activities and information sharing.

•  Be a convener of like-minded organizations to encourage exchanges and education in the digital field.

58 Leave a comment on paragraph 58 0 •  Increase literature in the field.

•  Create and disseminate resources, harvesting what is available, on the creation, use, and management of information technology in the conservation profession.

•  Continue to manage the Kress Conservation Publications Grant program and support development of manuscripts and articles.

•  Support, as is feasible, the publication of print and online conservation literature, including AIC Specialty Group publications.

•  Identify topics for digital resource content.

63 Leave a comment on paragraph 63 0 •  Support research in the field and its dissemination.

•  Create a plan to pursue and support research for the conservation profession while allowing flexibility in pursuing opportunities that are presented.

•  Consider developing additional activities to continue the Life Cycle Analysis.

•  Work with the Working Group on Materials for Collection Storage, Transport, and Display to identify strategic projects and potential funding sources.

67 Leave a comment on paragraph 67 0 •  Continue the Oral History Program.

•  Support transcriptions of interviews, creation of electronic versions of typed interviews, and annotations of these interviews.

•  Create a working group of interested AIC members to develop a plan to promote and disseminate content from the oral histories.

Raise the Profile of Cultural Heritage in the Response and Recovery Phases of Disasters

70 Leave a comment on paragraph 70 1 •  Become an active member of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD).

71 Leave a comment on paragraph 71 0 •  Advocate for cultural resources within the emergency management community, encouraging cultural resources to be included in emergency support functions and recovery support functions on the state and local levels.

72 Leave a comment on paragraph 72 0 •  Create collaborations/partnerships with other responding organizations and agencies.

Support and Promote Outreach Activities in which Conservators Participate

73 Leave a comment on paragraph 73 0 •  Create opportunities for AIC members to present in a variety of venues, such as in galleries and to art collector groups, to raise awareness of the field.

74 Leave a comment on paragraph 74 0 •  Continue to support and promote regional Angels Projects.

75 Leave a comment on paragraph 75 0 •  Consider supporting AIC participation in the annual Science Festival, potentially re-creating a Girl Scout badge for outdoor sculpture, or other outreach activities.


Goal 4

Motivate Collecting Institutions

76 Leave a comment on paragraph 76 1 The Foundation seeks to motivate collecting institutions through a variety of programs and resources designed to support and strengthen the core mission of collecting institutions.

Strategies

Advance the Connecting to Collection (C2C) Care Online Community

77 Leave a comment on paragraph 77 0 •  Explore potential changes to the C2C Care Online Community to ensure it continues to meet the needs of collection care specialists seeking to become better stewards of global cultural heritage.

78 Leave a comment on paragraph 78 0 •  Provide additional and curate existing C2C Care electronic resources for the broad community responsible for the care of collections.

79 Leave a comment on paragraph 79 0 •  Create a plan to enhance the resources available through the C2C Care program.

80 Leave a comment on paragraph 80 0 •  Assess the long-term goals for C2C Care as resources are made available and accessed by the broad community.

Provide Conservation and Environmental Assessments for Collecting Institutions

81 Leave a comment on paragraph 81 0 •  Explore ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program in cooperation with the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

82 Leave a comment on paragraph 82 0 •  Seek opportunities to support previous CAP participants in implementing collections care activities.

Provide Emergency Preparedness and Response Resources and Assistance to Collecting Institutions

83 Leave a comment on paragraph 83 0 •  Continue to engage collecting institutions in emergency preparedness activities via the MayDay campaign.

84 Leave a comment on paragraph 84 0 •  Provide an updated list of suggested activities to encourage staff-wide preparedness (not only conservation and preservation professionals).

85 Leave a comment on paragraph 85 0 •  Promote the Risk Evaluation and Planning Program with small to mid-sized collecting institutions to encourage risk assessment and planning.

86 Leave a comment on paragraph 86 0 •  Share tools via C2C Care and CAP as appropriate.

87 Leave a comment on paragraph 87 0 •  Publicize National Heritage Responders and the services provided.

•  Encourage institutions to include NHR hotline in their planning documents.

•  Make sure that collecting institutions know that they can reach out to NHR when needed.

Promote Conservation and Collection Care Best Practices to Collecting Institutions and Continue to be a Resource for Conservation Expertise

90 Leave a comment on paragraph 90 0 •  Collaborate with AIC to populate Higher Logic’s libraries with open access or sign-in-only access to trusted resources.

91 Leave a comment on paragraph 91 0 •  Pursue opportunities to promote and encourage use of existing online resources and research through Higher Logic, CoOL and its ConsDistList, the AIC Wiki, and STASH.

92 Leave a comment on paragraph 92 0 •  Promote the AIC Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice.

93 Leave a comment on paragraph 93 0 •  Seek partnerships with other organizations to leverage efforts (such as the Americans for the Arts Public Art initiative).


Goal 5

Engage the Public

94 Leave a comment on paragraph 94 1 The Foundation elevates the vital role of cultural heritage conservation, in part, through outreach activities that are critical in increasing the awareness of allied professionals and the public of the importance of the preservation of cultural heritage for future generations.

Strategies

Continue to Expand Outreach Activities to the Public

95 Leave a comment on paragraph 95 0 •  Continue to raise awareness of and promote conservation and conservation professionals through programming, communications, and advocacy.

96 Leave a comment on paragraph 96 0 •  Highlight AIC, FAIC, and our program in publications in allied fields, creating greater awareness and potential opportunities for collaboration.

97 Leave a comment on paragraph 97 0 •  Continue to strengthen FAIC’s social media presence by sharing stories about FAIC initiatives through engaging social media content.

98 Leave a comment on paragraph 98 0 •  Promote awareness of conservation resources available to the public.

Create and Nurture a “Friends” Program

99 Leave a comment on paragraph 99 0 •  Brand the program, creating a distinctive and welcoming membership opportunity through engaging with the target audience and defining needs and wants.

100 Leave a comment on paragraph 100 0 •  Establish a communication plan and strategically identify and connect with potential Friends.

101 Leave a comment on paragraph 101 0 •  Using products created during the re-branding process, create messaging to appeal to Friends, including working with AIC members to capture their work in stories that can be utilized for other fundraising needs and platforms.

102 Leave a comment on paragraph 102 0 •  Create member benefits, including branded goods and publications to raise awareness and better educate members about conservation and encourage further giving and advocacy on behalf of the field.

103 Leave a comment on paragraph 103 0 •  Maintain and expand member benefits of the Friends program, leading to renewal of Friends membership and growth of membership base.

Support Expansion of the K-12 Program

104 Leave a comment on paragraph 104 0 •  Collaborate with AIC in creating a plan and be open to new funding possibilities for an expanded K-12 Program.

105 Leave a comment on paragraph 105 0 •  Assist in promoting equity and inclusion as part of the K-12 Program.

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