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Philanthropy and Public History, a National Council on Public History Working Group

March 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

In the 2017 Public History Employer Survey, practitioners noted that philanthropy is one of the biggest economic factors impacting the field of public history.

However, few resources exist to help public historians navigate the ins and outs of developing sustainable fundraising strategy, communicating the value of history to funders, and dealing with how the interests of funders impact the collection, preservation, and interpretation of history. This working group will map out best practices for fundraising and grant seeking as they apply to the work of public historians with a goal of developing a public historian’s field guide to philanthropy.



Westin Peachtree Plaza
Atlanta, GA


National Council on Public History