This section contains premium content for AAO Members to share organizational Resources, from suggested readings to sample agreements. Summaries are accessible to the public, but Member log-in is required to view or download specific Resources.Displaying 71 - 80 of 187
Explorer Interactive graphic.
For those individuals and organizations new to fundraising or charged with building a solicitation plan for an inaugural board of directors, this sample resource is a simple tool to help you work smarter. The worksheet outlines a set of characteristics that, when combined, provides a solid assessment of a given individual’s likelihood to respond favorably to a request for financial support.
The case statement serves as an important tool in preparing for a giving campaign. The resulting document should provide compelling justification to support your organization’s efforts with key donors and trusted board advisers asked to review and develop the case statement together with lead staff. This resource shares six ways to strengthen most any case statement.
Every September in San Francisco becomes “architecture month,” as AIA San Francisco puts forward a multi-disciplinary, partner-rich design festival that draws 25,000 participants to programs ranging all over the city. This worksheet offers insights about the types of events, partner organizations, staffing needs, pricing, and audience capacity that can be achieved by a well-organized architecture center staff and committed board of directors.
Serving the “public” is a large and oversimplified statement. This sample resource examines in close detail the largest audience segments comprising the Chicago Architecture Foundation's (CAF) total audience. The first page, courtesy of research by Slover-Linnett, outlines the major audience segments as applied to the programs of most any cultural institution; the breakdown is not exclusive to architecture organizations or to CAF. The second page then plots these audience segments against the patrons that enjoyed CAF programs in 2012.
When seeking to establish a new architecture center, a simple but informative early planning exercise is to round up the mission statements of all the organizations in your community that conduct programs examining the built environment. Seeing the range of examples often helps you begin to identify potentially overserved and underserved audiences, a starting place for determining where your organization might focus its programming efforts. This sample resource identifies how the Chicago Architecture Foundation stacks up against its local peers.
For individuals and organizations new to world of architecture exhibition making, the Smithsonian
Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) is one of the foremost services for routing cultural programs around the United States, sponsoring more than 1,500 exhibitions and related programs. This sample document outlines the level of details SITES uses when evaluating proposed
For individuals and organizations new to world of architecture exhibition making, the following sample document from the National Building Museum provides a straight forward template for considering the feasibility and fit of various proposed projects to your organization’s overarching goals.